Friday, November 30, 2007

a turn for the better

I love those dresses! Women looked so classey back then.

Anyway, I was sitting at the table try to figure out a quilt square when Rusty walked up and dropped an envelope in front of me. To my shock it was a child support check! I am not sure how I am suppose to figure out to do with my $97 dollars. Lets see that is $97 for a year and two children. What does that equal..less then a penny a day? LOL But I am just glad that they finally got something out of him!

Then I had to get up early today and I walked into the hall way to hear rain beating down on our skylight. I was so happy to hear that sound. We so need the rain and I must say that I like the sound of it. Note to self...turn off the sprinklers.

 So today is bill paying day. I sat down and paid the bills and to my shock we still have money left. Not a lot of money, but still.

I had to order two Santa gifts today. One of the Santa gifts was a Paddington Bear. Now this bear has been a thorn in my side for about a month. I have been looking on line and I saw a few Paddington's but they were not what I was looking for. I even looked at FAO Schwartz and Harrods. That right I was going to pay to have the damn thing shipped here. So Ifinally found the dang thing at Barnes and Noble. Why a book store has paddington is beyond me. Anyway, if I ordered $5 worth of stuff the the shipping was free. So I found something else to order. The I go to check out and I enter my coupon and the total went up! They gave me a coupon for 15% of paddington but then charged me shipping. So I took the coupon off and Paddington is on his way here!

The other Santa gift that I wanted to get was for Amber. I was going to pay for an add on to her Costa Rica trip. So I called the place and it was to late to add it on. On I typed out a note from Santa describing what she would be doing and I am just going to give her the money to pay for it while she is there. At the end I will post the letter I wrote.

On my must do list today is fix Rustys quilt. I am not sure what this man does to his quilt but he rips them. So last night he was complaining that it needed to be fixed, so I am going to do that today.

I am just so glad that I am finally having a good day!


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Thursday, November 29, 2007

grab a drink and sit down

Grab something to drink and a snack. I have a story to tell.

Yesterday I got an e mail from this place called free cycle. You can post a message if you need something or if you have something to give away for free. So yesterday this lady was looking for help for her sister. I read all about the children and I did not have anything. So I deleted the message.

A few hours later I was putting Ryans clothes away and I was just discusseted. Ryan has so much stuff that he never even touched.

So I went back to my e mail and I emailed this lady and asked her to give me a call. I wanted to feel her out and see if she would accept "used" stuff.

While I was going to get Ryan this lady calls me back. Nikki is sitting in the passanger seet just listening to my conversation. I hung up the phone and Nikki just smiled.

This morning I tore through Ryans room. I just can't believe how much crap this child has and the really sad thing is he has never played with 99% of it.

I started putting everything on our area rug in the living room. The I walked into the kitchen and I saw a basket of stuff that Nikki had pulled out of her room. In the basket was her toss and tickle me elmo. Nikki use to love elmo and I was that crazy mom that would drive all over just to get her an elmo. Now she was giving it away. Nikki said "I don't play with it any more, I am sure their baby will love it".

So I added that to the rug. Then I went back to hall closet and pulled out some odd things that I had acumulated over the year. All of that went on the rug.

Off to the garage to get look through my over flow pantry. Two trips later I was done out there.

As soon as I got done the lady called me and told me that she was out front. When she walked into the house she cried. She said that she never knew a blessing would come from the computer and that most of the people were e mailing her back and being very rude.

Sad thing is we were there last year. It felt so good to help someone else. I am glad to see that there are still people out there who do not care if it is "new" and are just happy to be able to put something under the tree.

That was my morning.

Now I am on my fourth cup of tea and I still have a list of things to do.

Today I have to take Ryan to the dentist so I am sure that will be a joy.....not. After that I will need to cook dinner. I think I am doing soup and salad for dinner. That is quick and easy.

Does anyone know why spell check is not working?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

can you fire a slave?

Yesterday was one of those day when I should have stayed in bed!

The girls tell me that we are out of t.p. as they are walking out the door. Great I have no cash, or the atm card! Do I just not pee all day long?

I got most of the China put in the China cabnit and I was trying to pack away the rest. As you can see from the pictures, the kittens were ever so helpful.

I called my boss and was going to ask him to pay me out, so that I could go buy t.p. ( and other shit at wal mart) My boss never sleeps! Yesterday he slept for 12 hours.

I finally got a hold of him and he told me to come over in an hour. So I did. He had not even gone to the bank yet! Then his truck would not start, so I had to give him a ride to the bank.

I did find some material and I dropped it off to my friend Lyn. She is going to help me make some quilt tops for all of the boys.

Got that done and got home just in time for Amber to go petition. Then Amber calls me and tells me that there is no place for her to work. I had to remind her that I was very serious when I when I said that I expect her to be working every day to help pay for her trip to Europe.

I asked Nikki to help me move some furniture so that we could get the Christmas tree up. Then we decided to put the tree together first. That was when Nikki said " you are fired from ever buying a tree. This tree looks so bad. Well I guess grandpa would be happy he always wanted a Charlie Brown tree. Next year please let Rusty buy the tree." Oh Lord help me now!

Then I had to go get Ryan from the after school program. All of the road were blocked off for some reason!

Ryan and I got home at the same time as Rusty. So it was soup and sandwiches for dinner.

After dinner I still had to take georgee girl over to a friends house. My friend was going to remove her stitches. On a good not George had pulled a few of her own out so it did not take to long to pull the rest of the stitches.

By the end of the day my stomach was killing me. I guess I over did it. So I just made a cup of tea and fell into a hot bath.

Nikki got up late so I will have to run here to school. I guess that is cool because I will just go to the store while I am out.

I so enjoy being a house rat, but latly all I have done is run. This sucks. I want to be a house rat again.

Chrissy post her gas prices everyday. For the recoed our gas is now $3.27 a gallon. I know I should not bitch because Europe pays more for gas, but this sucks! If we had public transportation here I would use it.

I think I have finally come up with a Christmas gift for my mom. I think I am going to pay her electric bill for the next few months. My mom does not need anything, but since my dad died she has been having a hard time making ends meet. So I figure this would help her out.

I am off to start my day.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I need to get moving today

I have a lot to do today, so there is no more time to be sick.

Today I need to go by a ladies house and pick up some clothes, then I have to go see my boss and get paid. I have to go to wal mart and pick up several things. Then I have to take material over to a lady that is going to help me do some quilting.

yesterday I started infusing my body with nothing but whole foods. I was putting everything through my juicer and eating anything that did not come in a wrapper. I am going to beat this damn bug.

Well I had Rusty bring the tree in from the back of his truck. The children really want to get decorating for Christmas. I am the one that usually have everything up the day after Thanksgiving. This year I was sick, so I am trying to play catch up and trying to get the house cleaned before I start decorating.

Ryan started basketball yesterday and from there he went to the after school program. Ryan said that he liked going to basketball.

Rusty is not sure if putting Ryan in the afterschool program is good for him. I do understand his point, but we are going to give it a shot. I just want Ryan to do something other then watch t.v. and play video game. It is so hard on Ryan because all of the children in the neighborhood pick on him. I am just hoping that this will give him the oppertunity to be with other children and expierence new things.

Last night I asked Rusty what he wanted for Christmas. Hesaid "I have no clue but you can bet that I will not be my father and buy you power tools"

I said " speaking of that thing where is it? Why cant I play with it?"

Rusty said "just because my father bought you power tools so that you can cut holes in the wall does not mean that I am going to let you use it!"

Well darn it. I have been wanting to put in a few more windows. My father in law and I were two peas in a pod!

I hear my day calling me, so I better get busy.

Monday, November 26, 2007

thanksgiving with the flu

Thanksgiving dinner was so good! I think that everyone had a nice day. I know all of the marines did.

I broke out all of the fine china,a the guys thought that was cool. I did manage to squeeze 19 people around a table that is only suppose to seat 6! I don't think any one really cared that we had people sitting on each others laps.

I worked Thursday night and then met the girls and Louis in line at wal mart. Did some shopping, but did not that many good deals. Then it was back home to get four hours of sleep before I headed back for another 13 hour shift. Then it was back to work on Saturday. I came home for dinner and then went back to work. As soon as I got to work I got so sick.

I called Rysty come get me. As soon as we walked in the door I started puking. I do not know what it is about me, but I puke I pull all of me stomach muscles. So now I am feeling better, but I am walking all hunched over because my stomach hurts so much.

I have a long list of things to do today, but I am going to take it slow and only do what I can without hurting my stomach.

Being sick sucks!

O.K. enough complaining, life is waiting for me. The children really want to decorate for Christmas, so I am going to try to clean the living room and move the furniture around so I can put the tree up.


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

a very busy day

Today I am up and moving. I got up early because Nikki and two of her friends are going to go stuff Thanksgiving baskets.

So why am I complaining? My children could be doing a lot worse things then stuffing Thanksgiving baskets! They are not on the street, doing drugs, they have not been arrested and most of all they are willing to help. I need to be Thankful for this.

Last night I tried to have some alone time with Rusty. I say tried because we were just getting into it when Amber started banging on the door. When I told her to go away that we were having sex ......Amber reached her hand in the door and started turning the lights on and off. There is nothing like having sex with your teenager at the door.

To top it all off all Amber wanted to know if Sam could spend the night. Like we care! NOT. Did I mention that Amber and Sam broke up and got back together? Anyway Sam went to work with Rusty this morning and so he just spent the night. Whatever. Oh I should mention that they do not sleep in the same room. We will have no one practicing on making grand babies.

Right now I have a kitten sitting on my lap. I can remember just a month back when all three of the kittens were able to fit on my lap, now they can only sit here one at a time.

 It is getting cold here!  Cold as in maybe down to the 50's. I know that is not cold to some people, but to me that is freezing!

I did finish my turban yesterday. There was only one.  problem. The directions only said how to sew the turban so I had to get on line and figure out how to tie the damn thing. maybe if I spoke one of the languages from the middle east.....well lets say it was interesting. I did get a picture of me wearing my turban.

I also got one of my Christmas craft projects done. I will have to take a picture of it for you.

Well I need to go get my stinky body into a shower and get moving. My day is waiting for me, so I better go greet it.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Well I ended up doing all of the running around today. Amber was able to pick up some extra hours so I can't complain there.

It was actually kinda nice to get out. I was talking with the lady at the grocery store and we were talking about Thanksgiving. She said a lady came through her line and she asked the lady if she would be cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year. The lady said no because she lost her husband and son this year. O.K. that put things into perspective for me. I could be doing worse then cooking dinner for any all marines that walk through the door.

So I think I am ready for Thanksgiving. I am sure that I forgot something, but what would Thanksgiving be if you don't forget something.

This year year I will be stuffing the bird with fresh oranges and cranberry's. I actually can't wait to taste it!

Tomorrow Nikki and her friend Hope will be going down to the vfw to help pack food baskets and help distribute food. I think it is great that the girls are doing this.

I am ready for black Friday. I have the sales papers and I think I am hitting wal mart first. Yes, I am that crazy women who stands in line and wait's for the stores to open, but hey at least I am getting some good deals.

Well, I am going to go get some sewing done. I have been saying that all week, but I am just going to let everything else go and go sew. I am sure that the house work will be here when I am done sewing! LOL


Monday, November 19, 2007

I am so hungry

I am so hungry. So I went to make some pasta salad. I got everything done and then realized that I have no mayo! I want my pasta salad!

I hope this entry comes out o.k. since I have a cat chasing the letters that I am typing!

I had to work last night, so my but is dragging today. I am not going to complain about working because it has helped us out. I was also able to buy some more Christmas gifts.

I came up with an idea for Ryan for Christmas. I am going to get him two tickets to Lego Land and tell him that we can pick a day and ditch school, and go hang out. Rusty thinks that is a great idea.

Ryan had a melt down yesterday and I actually handled the meltdown very well. I told Rusty that I am getting better about handling them.

Tomorrow I am going to send Amber to run all of my errands. I was thinking about all of the stuff that I need to do and then it hit me. Amber can drive. So tomorrow Amber can go to the store and to dmv for me.

I am so not ready for Thanksgiving.

I did see the wal mart after Thanksgiving sale flyer. I am going to go get in line early. Wal mart has one of those trees with all of the lights on it. The children are not happy that we will not be getting a real tree, but last year we spent $50 on a tree! I think that is way to much money and I just know the price will go up this year.

Rusty is happy that I am not putting up all 30 manger scenes this year. I figured with all of the kittens..... well I can just see baby Jesus going flying across the floor!

Today I am just trying to catch up on some house work. I will actually cook dinner tonight. I am not sure what I am going to make but I did pull chicken out.

Well, I should go clean something. This house is a wreck and I would like to get some sewing done this afternoon.

Friday, November 16, 2007

tea with a friend

Yesterday I called an old friend and asked her if she sketch out a pattern for me. So this morning we got together. We drank tea, she drew and we chatted for a long time. It was so nice to catch up with her.

I hate it when life gets to busy and we don't get together with friends.

My girlfriend sketched me a pattern for a Christmas tree and a Christmas light. I am going to make throw pillows out of them. I hope they turn out good. If they do then I am going to give them as gifts.

Tonight CJ and I are going to go out to 29 palms and have dinner with George. Yes, we are driving for 5 hours just to have dinner! LOL

Ryans teacher called me this morning and she said that they filled out Ryan's notebook and put it in his backpack. Well it must have miracle itself out of his backpack. I will put another note book in his back pack. It this one disappears then screw it. The school can buy them from now on.

Rusty got on line this morning and checked his payroll deposit. Once again his mileage was not paid. Rusty said that was it, he will no longer drive for his job. We have been waiting for mileage for two months now.

I am going to spend this weekend doing some sewing. I am not going to work on any blankets, just some Christmas stuff. I know this will piss one marine off. He is still bitching because his quilt is not done. If he bitchs this weekend I will tell him to get off my planet and that he is not getting one at all. I listen to my children bitch all the time, the last thing I need is to listen to marines bitch.

I found out yesterday that I have to cook Thanksgiving dinner. I do not want to cook. I hate cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Erma Bombeck said "Only in America do women get up early, take fresh bread and make it into stale bread, then shove it into a cavity of a dead animal all so that we can have fresh stuffing!" Oh how true that is. This weekend I am going to ask everyone who will be here. If they are coming for dinner then they will have to bring something. Have I mentioned that I hate cooking Thanksgiving dinner?

Well, I need to go get all of the marines stuff off the table so that I can star laying out my patterns and the start cutting out the patterns.

Oh I almost forgot. I mentioned to my girlfriend that I wanted a pattern for a pill box hat but that I could not find one. My girlfriend said that I can download vintage pattens! I am going to have to check it out. I so want a pill box hat. Watch out Jackie my hat will look better then yours!


Thursday, November 15, 2007

why do I even bother?

Will someone please tell me why I even bother to try to deal with Ryan's school?

Last week I got a nasty note from his teacher telling me that he is not writing the spelling words that he missed.

So I called the lady. I told her that I put a notebook in Ryans back pack and asked her to please let me know what words he missed.

Well, there is no notebook, and he took his pre test today. Ryan told me that he missed 9 words, but he does not know what they are!

Where in the hell is the notebook? I want to scream. We are talking about children that have major issues and the teachers expect them to remember? Ryan cannot even remember to wash his hair!

Why do I even bother. I am done. At least the school is free day care.


I am back

Well I made it through the ball and my mothers visit.

I did have a good time at the ball and Rusty made it a point to thank me for coming. I am glad that I put my anger aside to go celebrate with everyone.

My mom and I had a nice visit and we spoke of nothing that would cause a fight. I am not in the mood to fight or be hurt by here any more.

Right now the house is very nice. There is no one here but me and I am loving it. I have a kitten sleeping on my lap, a hot cup of coffee and no phone ringing!

Yesterday after I took my mom and Kevin to the airport I had to drop off three kittens to get fixed. Buddha is sleeping on my lap and I think she is pouting. All of her play mates are gone. They will be back tomorrow night and she will be happy then.

I do not know how Nikki did it but she managed to talk Rusty into letting her keep the solid black kitten. He is such a big push over.

For the record that will make 2 dogs and 5 cats. I got some comments on my lap dog. Yes that is a pit and yes that is the nicest dog ever. His name is butter and he is actually scared of the cats! I keep telling Butter that he is bigger then the kittens but he does not believe me. My pit is a big baby!

Amber is in a hurt locker. She had texting put back on her phone so that she could talk to Sam while Sam is in class! Now Ambers bill is $100 and she does not have the money to pay for it. I think she said that she is going to go petition tonight. She better do something. I guess her failing economics should not surprise me!

Ryan went to the dentis and he has a lot of cavities and one rotten tooth. The dentist said that the rotten tooth is a baby tooth and that it should fall out. I am going to ask Rusty to take him to get his teeth filled.

Chrissy was talking about gas prices today. Gas here is about $3.30 a gallon! Rusty is going to start driving one of the cars to work or at least on days that he does not have to haul anything. Soon it will come to the point that all we are doing is paying for gas!

Rusty loved the chili. Rusty asked me if there was any tofu crap in the chili. I said no. He ate the chili up. Yes dear Rusty it was half meat and half tofu. I am going to start using more tofu.

Today I got an email from a friend and here is an address where you can send a Christmas card to a wounded service member. I am also going to give you a link so that you can send a Christmas card to troops serving over sea's. The cards going over sea's will need to be mailed soon.

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c/o <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Walter Reed Army Medical Center

6900 Georgia Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

me at the ball

I am still hanging in there. My mom goes home tomorrow so I will be back to writing then.

Please view the photos larger.

Monday, November 12, 2007

pictures from the ball

I have been trying all day to get these loaded. I hope this works.

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Happy Birthday

Today is the Marine Corps 232 Birthday.

I am one of the lucky ones who is married to a marine. however being married to a marine is not always a celebration. There are also a lot of tears.

Tonight I will not reflect on the tears, tonight I will celebrate. I will celebrate the fact that everyone we love is here and safe.

Tonight I will celebrate the fact the these fine young men and women are willing to fight for our freedom.

Tonight I will celebrate the fact that I am a mom to so many of the worlds finest. I am very blessed to have the awesome marines call me mom.

Tonight I will celebrate in honor of all of the Navy men and women that support the marine. There is often a rival between the Navy and Marines, but with out the Navy the Marines would not be able to do their jobs.

Thank you to all of medical people that take care of the marines. Thank you for going into harms way, and pulling a marine to safety. Thank you for transporting the marines around the world. Thank you to all the Chaplin who hold church service in a war zone.

Tonight I am going to put on my party clothes and I am going to go party with the marines! It is a time to celebrate.

Friday, November 9, 2007

saying our peace

I spent most of yesterday cleaning up the house. I got the big stuff done, so I am o.k. with that.

Rusty called me yesterday and we went and had lunch. We both very calmly said our peace and moved on. I knew if I waited long enough we could speak with out yelling and saying that that might slip out and be hurtful.

I will be going to ball on Saturday. Not because I really want to, but because it is important Rusty. For one night I can be Mrs. Gtsgt James R. Nelson USMC retired, disabled American Veteran. For one night I can let him be in the light while I stand in the shadows.

Yesterday my father in law came to visit me. He always comes to visit me when I have a lot on my mind. Yes, everyone I talked to my dead father in law yesterday. He gave me good advice and even picked out some good music on the computer.

I went and got my mom from the airport. That was a long ass evening. I swear everyone in San Diego was on the roads yesterday. We had a nice chat on the drive.

Today we have not done much. We are just hanging out around the house.

I put on a pot of chili and made some bread. Later on tonight I will take some down to Rusty. ....Rusty will setting up for the ball, so I know that he will appreciate the food. Not to mention that he love chili and bread.

I loaded some of the pictures that the girls took at the ball. I need to load a few more and then I will post the pictures. For the most part the girls had a great time. It was their first big formal event away from us. They also go to go to Bullhead city Arizona. I think that is cool because they have never been to Arizona. That is one more place they can check off their list.

Ryan has a dentist appointment on Monday. I really hoping that Rusty will be able to take him. I have a feeling that this will not be the last appointment. His teeth are so bad.

I am so amazed at how dull yesterday was. Oh well I guess I should be happy that it was a dull day.


Thursday, November 8, 2007

the 8th of November

Yes, today is November 8th. Until a few years ago it was just another day. Then I heard this song. When we saw Big and Rich in concert they talked about this song. So listen to it.

Today is going to be spent cleaning. I not only have to get this house cleaned up before my mom comes, but because it is just dirty.

Last night I actually got the dining room table cleared off. That only took 30 min.! I had to sort through my material and make sure I had everything where it need to go.

Yesterday I found an Avon book. I had not looked at an Avon book in a long time. So I took my book to the Avon store. The lady that owns the Avon store...well our daughter go to school I gave her my business. Anyway I scored some great things. I am have all of the girls stocking stuffers bought and I have one gift set bought. Now I just have to buy Rusty and Ryan some stocking stuffers.

The marines called us from Vegas last night. I guess the girls were looking a little to good. I can just se the marines beating up other marines! I hope that they had a good time.

I do not know what is up with Ryan. He asked me if he could join the basketball club. So Rusty and I talked about it and we agreed that I would call the coach and feeling him out. So that is what I did. The coach was totally cool with Ryan joining the club. However there is a 40 minute gap between when Ryan gets out of school and when the club starts. So I need to talk to his teacher and see if we can work something out. I Gave Ryan the form and a note for his teacher. She still has not called me. So last night I asked Ryan about it and he said well I did not give her the note. Why? Shoulder shrugg. Do you to be in theclub?Yes. then..... oh it is pointless. I will have to call the teacher myself.

Last night Rusty was digging through the freezer and he found tofu flavored beef. He asked what the hell it was. I looked at him and said tofu. He said well what the hell is it doing in th freezer. being frozen? little does my family know I have been feeding then tofu for about two weeks now. I use that morning star tofu and it is so good. I am determined to get this family eating a little bit more healthy. maybe I can turn them into vegans and they will not even know it!

I need to get off the computer and start my day, but I have three purring kittens napping on my lap! Another week or so they will be to big to cuddle up on my lap.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

what I want

1. I want to get some sleep

2. I want a maid to come clean this house.

3. I want everyone to stop knocking over my light houses

4. I want to stop arguing with Rusty.

5. I want to have a laundry person.

What I do have:

1. a bed that is calling me

2. laundry that is getting done

3. a semi still house.

Everyone is off to the ball. I know that the girls will have a great time. I am just glad that they are getting for a while.

I figured out why all of my lights are on. I need a new  converter. Oh joy. I can kiss $300 goodbye. I guess it could be worse. On a good note I was told that the rest of the car is running great. I guess that is good news considering it is a 97.

I got a call from Ryan's school today informing me that he has a tooth ache. his teeth are rotting out of his head. I have known that for a while. I battle with Ryan all the time about brushing his teeth. The school said there is a program called healthy smile and they do free dental work. Free is a good price since we have dental insurance. We have known for a while that his teeth were rotting. I know we sound like bad parents.

I went down to the vfw today to see the vet rep. because he hands out thanksgiving baskets every year. I asked him if I could get one for my neighbor. I am so glad that he said yes. I told my neighbor that I would ask, so she will be thrilled. The vet rep also told me to go meet him at another vfw tomorrow. This other vfw shares a building with a food pantry. The vet rep in going to introduce us. This could be a very good connection for me.

Well nothing is getting done while I sit here. I have so much to do and I never have enough time.

Did I mention that my mother is coming in tomorrow. Oh the joy.


Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Lord help me

I so enjoyed the drive out to 29 palm. I just love seeing the desert at sunset. We got up to the high desert just in time. I also enjoyed talking with Beth. We finally go some time to just sit and talk.

Beth and I had told George that we were coming up to have dinner with her....little did she know we were bringing her a lap top computer and a knife.

So the three of us got to sit down and have some coffee and just chat for a few hours. The look on Georges face was so priceless! Anyway it was good to have some time with my girlfriends.

We all went by the exchange and I just whipped into a parking space. Well these two marines thought I parked to close to their Mercedes, so they started going off on me. I just looked at them and said "you know the exchange sells spray paint." These marines started yelling at us. Then out of no where this other marine started chewing their asses! They mainly got their asses chewed for walking around without a cover. I think the sweetest part was that they got chewed out by a female!

On the drive home I got pulled over by the police. Oh wonderful this is just what I needed. It turns out that the registration on my car is expired. I called Rusty and asked him what the fuck after all he was at dmv on Friday. Rusty said that he did not have the registration for my car. What? You cant drive across the lake and pull it out of the car? You have to go past my bosses house just to get to the dmv!

I am a little pissed but mainly I hurt. He got his truck registered on Friday. I have asked Rusty to change the oil. That is not done. I have asked Rusty to take the car to our friends shop and figure out why two of my lights are on.....that has not happened.......that was over a year ago.

You know what screw it. I am two minds on the whole subject. Part of me just wants to drive the damn car until the engines go. The other part of me says to just go do it all my self. I think that is what I will do. I will spend money we don't have just because my car does matter to him.

I would so love to scream at Rusty but that will not get me any where. I am going to wait until a better time to talk about this with Rusty. I would so love to stop doing all of the important shit for Rusty. Like going and paying for the cake for the ball, dropping off the music for the ball..... I don't think it will make a bit of difference.

I do know that I will not be going to the ball with him. We were suppose to go to two balls this year and we agreed not to go to one, but I am not going to the one on Saturday. The last thing I want to do is party with drunk marines..........I don't want to celebrate with Rusty.

Cesear's wife once said be above reproach. I need to watch everything I do so that no one can come back and say anything bad about me. Maybe I should go to the ball. I will have to think about this one.

Today I have a long list of things that I need to get done. I swear this is going to be hell week.

At some point my pit came and got in bed with me. He put his head on my pillow and snuggled in. How is it that my dog knows what I need.

Monday, November 5, 2007

I think I am being taken advantage of....

So one of the marines comes up to me on Saturday and says "my girlfriend is coming in tomorrow and I thought that she could hang out here with you and Beth". What? Excuse me? This is not the crash free hotel.

I normally do not care, but how about asking me first? If you had asked I would have told you no. Beth is staying here, our friend Kevin is coming in on Wednesday and then my mom comes in on Friday! I have a full house already.

I had even gone grocery shopping and bought enough food to get for the people that I KNEW were going to be here. I can't afford to feed two extra mouths!

Then this chick does not talk to anyone. All she does is sit and text. Oh wait. She asked me to take to the dry cleaners because she did not get ball cleaned before she came out here! She also asked me to sew those fake boobs in her dress! What the hell do I look like? Then she asked me if I could score her some weed. Hell if I am going to go score some weed I sure as hell am not sharing it with you!


So far today I have had to do laundry, clean the house up, cook dinner, call and order 2 cakes for the marines birthday ball, call the dj, and I still have to go out to 29 palms.

Sometime this week I need to squeeze in work, 2 trips to the airport, a trip to Joann fabrics, get the girls ready for the ball. I need to make sure that Rusty has everything he needs for the ball.

My gosh I do not want to be me this week.

My mother is coming into town Thursday. I still have not figured out why. The children keep asking me why. I have no idea why she is coming. Actually I is how it goes.

I asked my friendly shrink to analyze the situation. i wanted to know why after 17 years she actually is trying to care. I was told that it was not so much that she cared, as much as she is trying to make herself feel better because of her past actions.

What is that about? Why should I make her feel better about herself? However if I tell my mom not to bother then I am the bitch.

Why do people think they can suddenly walk back into your life and just act like they care and that everything is fine. Yes, everything is fine and we have been doing fine with out for a long time so go crawl back under your rock!

The other night the girls told me that they really did not want my mother to come out. They also told me that I was put back in the will. What ever. It is a little to late. I had just planned to tie everything up in the courts. I don't want anything, I just want to make my sister waste her money and to make her fight for her shit. O.k. I will really do just because I can and because I am a bitch.

Well nothing is getting done by me sitting here.



Thursday, November 1, 2007

hotel California

The children had a good time last night. Nikki and Ryan went up to the church and they had a blast. The church had a d.j., fish taco's, jolly jumpers, a hay ride and so many other things!

Amber went to a "big girl" party. We were not sure about her going, but we let her go. I told her that I caught her with alcohol on her breath that I was going to kick her ass. I also told her not to take a drink from anyone. It turns out that Amber did have a good time. She got to see one of her friends play his double base, but she said it was not that much fun.

Yesterday I also went up to the church to help Mrs. Deb set up her suv. Let me explain. The church has a contest every year as to who can decorate their cars the best. Mrs. Deb is Nikki's trip leader. So Mrs. Deb called and asked Nikki to come help her, but Nikki has a tennis match. So I volunteered to go do it. We did the suv in ice age. The back of the suv looked like a cave. We even had ice handing around the cave! It was cool.

Today is mine and Rusty's anniversary. Yep. Last year I totally forgot our anniversary and the year before that he forgot!

So I got up this morning and went into the bathroom to pee. Rusty yells that I was letting his heat out! Then he finally gets out of the shower and I give him a hug and a kiss and tell him happy anniversary.

One thing started leading to another. Rusty say's " do you want to fool around?" I told Rusty "No I want to get dressed, and my back hurts". My back hurts first thing in the morning.

One thing led to another and I finally said "what do you think this is? Hotel California? You think you just get a quicky and leave, besides you don't like quickies"

We had a quicky. Then we got dressed and he went to work. Rusty is suppose to take tomorrow off. So I am going to make a sign to put on our door that say's welcome to the hotel California. I have some chocolate body pain left..... and I have the paint brushes. I think tonight is going to be awesome. Oh I need to break out all the candle and make sure there are no cats in the room!

Until then. I need to pay some bills, go get a friend from the airport, attempt to go the grocery store, do some laundry.....I am out of thongs...I need to go to work for a few hours. Some place in there I need to cook dinner, and get ready for our trip to the hotel California.

So I guess I better go do my hair, and get moving. Oh I did take pictures of the children last night, But I have not loaded them yet. I will try to squeeze that in today.