Thursday, October 4, 2007

life lessons

Right now I am listening to the beach boy's surfing USA. For me the really cool part of listening to this song is the fact that I have been to all of the beaches they mention. Is there life without the beach?

So last night I slip into a nice hot bath. I left the bathroom light out and just had the bedroom light on. I am thinking I am going to get a nice relaxing bath. Oh no that would never happen in this house.

Amber came in and sat on the toilet and told me that she is so frustrated with Sam. ( her boyfriend)

Now years ago I heard a piece of advice that wish someone had given me when I was young. The advice is to make a list of everything that you want in a husband, and to make a list of everything that you don't want. Then ask yourself what list the other person fits into.

One of the things on Ambers list is that she wants to travel the world and she wants to go live back east. Amber has been all over the United States and she has been to Mexico and Nicaragua. Soon she will be adding Europe and Costa Rico to her list. Amber says that there is more of this world that she wants to see.

Sam has been to California and Arizona and has no desire to leave. Ouch. I had to ask Amber if that was a deal breaker for her.

Amber said that she is not sure. She did say that she will not stop traveling world and that much she does know.

I am glad that she is going through this now and not once she gets married and has children.

So yesterday I get a call from the marine that took Rusty's medals in to get mounted. He wanted to know what they all were. Like I would know that! All I know is that I gave him 8 medals and that was is the Kuwaiti liberation medal. So this marine is going through a poster of all the medals. Then I hear him say "Why in hell does Rusty have a medal from the CCoast Guard?" Like I would know. I did not even know that the Coast Guard gave out medals.

Today I am heading out to 29 palms. I am going to pick up George and then we will take her back on Sunday. I am looking forward to getting out of the house for a few hours. Beth and CJ said that they would come up and be here when Ryan got off the bus. Yes, I am free for the afternoon.

Oh what, an afternoon of adult conversation? What will I do with myself.

Well, I need to get some stuff done before I can leave so I have to go. I hope everyone has a great day.




lanurseprn said...

I'm so glad your daughter is considering all of these things BEFORE marriage. She sounds like a very level headed young lady. Good advice you gave her! I wish someone had told me that years ago.
You look so good in that pic! 95 degrees...UGH! When will Fall hit??
Maybe you can take another relaxing bath when nobody is home.

rdautumnsage said...

I was given that advice by my grandmother when I was younger. Her exact words where "Before you agree to even go on a date with someone, take a good hard look at him and ask if he's husband material." I in turn took that to mean date anyone who wasn't husband material since I wasn't looking for marriage. Amber sounds like she has a level head on her shoulders though. Glad you finally got a few hours of adult conversation. (Hugs) Indigo

deshelestraci said...

I hope that Amber follows her dreams before she settles down.

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))I am glad you gave Amber that advice,I heard that before to.I hope you have a good time.Have a nice dya.

gehi6 said...

Enjoyed hearing that old song again.  Took me back.  Now I see that you changed one support the troop graphic for another.  Well, we need to be reminded is my opinion lest we forget all too easy  Gerry

plieck30 said...

Yep its still hot here too. Cute picture of you. Paula

nelishianatl said...

Amber seems so mature for her age.  I know you must be proud.  Sorry about no private bathtub time.  I can't ever remember having a private bath when my children were still at home.  I do so hope you get in some adult time.  I'm talking like a three year old lately.  I forgot that you have to refill sometime before you can give out.  'Grandma's' list is so good.  All of us should have done it before we made major mistakes.  May have saved lots of tears.  Hope she listens.

Take care,

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, I hope everything works out for Amber, cute picture of you !!!!!!!!!! Hugs Lisa

nay0114 said...

Have a great time with adults. 95 haven't seen that temp here in awhile.
Take care, Chrissie

loverobin32 said...

I always get lost when it comes to the ribbons and medals. I finally had to buy me a book on it and thank goodness it has every branch included. I just love seeing the men with the medals on. I read about the ball...I have never owned a ball gown in my life and wouldnt even know how to start with buying one. I think the pot leafs would be a good conversation starter but it probally would be a source of medical problems...LOL! Hugggs, Robin

seraphoflove9001 said...

Thats such a good idea for Amber to do a list. I'm glad that you were able to get a nice bath in. :o) I hope you will be able to do more! :o)

lurkynat said...

Dear Kelli,
wow! have you lived in 95degrees temperature for very long????
Big Congratulations for your husband for all of those wonderful medals! wowee!He is fantastic huh!
I totally agree with what you and Amber are doing. How great that she can talk to you about all of that!