A few weeks ago I was invited to go to a friendship dinner. The lady that invited me is Nikkis mission's trip leader. I have been looking forward to this day for a long time.
So last night I did my hair and got dressed up and I headed out the door. I was sitting at the table with Deb.....the lady that invited me....and I asked her where she got her dishes from. Deb told me that they were her mothers dishes.
These dishes were so awesome. I really loved the tea cups. I have wanted a nice old fashioned tea service for a long time. I was so jealous.
Then I ran into another lady and her son goes on the mission trips with Nikki. We got to talking and it turns out that she is a house rat as well. She is having some issues with her teenage son. Hmmm she is sounding more and more like me. ( I am not having any issues with teens right now) We are going to start going to Thursday morning coffee and women's get together. We both need to get out more.
I had such a nice evening out! On the drive home I got to thinking about china. I have NEVER owned a set of china. My dream china would be turquoise with pink flowers and dragonflies.
Last year when I was back in Illinois my mom asked me if I would like one of hr three sets of china. I told her to give each of the girls a set of china when they got married.
Rusty has his grandfathers china. A few years ago I actually unpacked it and used it for Christmas dinner. Then I packed it back up and it has not been seen since.
I got to thinking about Rusty's china. The girls think it is ugly and Ryan will never have a use for it. I do not even have the china in our china cabinet. I packed the china away so that nothing would happen toit.
I have since changed my mind. I am going to unpack the china and put it in the china cabinet. I am going to use the tea cups and if they break oh well.
I still cannot figure out why I have packed it away? No one will get it when Rusty and I die, so we are going to use it and abuse it while we are still alive. If we break every single plate then oh well. If we get a big earth quake and it all breaks then oh well.
I learned so much from people not saying anything to me. China is meant to be used and not stored away. Other moms are like me and sometimes we need to get out.
When I walked in the house all of the marines just looked at me. One of them finally asked me if I would please go change me clothes. It seems that I made them feel uncomfortable because I was not wearing Rusty's old shorts and his unit t shirts. You know I do actually clean up very well!
Well it is time for bed. It seems that I will once again be going to bed alone. Rusty is once again out with his friends.
Michele I will interview you. Give me a few days to think of some more good questions! LOL