Thursday, January 31, 2008

different mood.

Today I am so full of energy. So what was the funk about yesterday? Oh well.

My goals for today are to clean the children bathroom, and do yet more laundry. I am also going to finish the quilt that I have been working on.

My girlfriend Lyn said that she has another friend coming over on Saturday and the two of them are going to do three quilts! They are amazing.

So I must wonder. Do they have more hours in a day? Do they have cats and dogs that love to help them with everything? HMM I will have to ask them.

Earlier this week we took the kittens in to get them fixed and they will be coming home tomorrow. I can't believe how strange it is to not have the babies running around.

Here is a list of yet some more ying and yang on Rusty and I.

1. Rusty gets made when I take my own bags to go shopping with. Rusty thinks we just get the plastic bags and then throw them away. I buy the bags that have been made out of recycled stuff and use them.

2. Rusty listens to the same music all the time. He is very predictable. I like everything from country, to 80's, to insane clown posse.

3. I do not mind picking clean clothes out of the laundry basket. Rusty does not like this.

4. Rysty loves his sifi and I can't stand sifi!

I guess you could say that we have had some rather interesting topics to talk about this week.

I need to get busy and get the house cleaned up. I swear that one day I am going to be able to hire a cleaning lady. I so can't wait for that day!


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

two choices

Well I found some gray hair this morning. The way I see it is that I have two choices. 1. keep plucking them or 2. get rid of the children. The jury is still out on what I want to do.

I am waiting to hear from George. She has some type of infection and is at the hospital right now.

Rusty found out yesterday that he will not be going to shot show in Vegas. Rusty says that he is happy about that. I however think that he is a little disappointed. After all he won't be able to fondle all the weapons! LOL

I am in such a funk today. I have a ton of stuff that I need to get done, but all I want to do is take a nap. I have ben going non stop all week and I am just so worn out. Oh well, I can sleep when I am dead.

Rusty and I decided to keep Nikki in the same high school that she is in now. So I had to go down to the district office and deal with those people today. I swear in order to work there you must be half dead. I know that the lady that was trying to help me was trying, but man she was about on my last nerve. So I got the transfer taken care of. We will have to pay to bus Nikki to the other high school, but it beats th other option.

The other option would be going to the same school that her so called boyfriend goes to. I am so not in the mood to deal with that drama. The other reason is that Nikki has all of her ap classes picked out and is signed up for them. I will be damned if I am going to let some snot nosed little boy distract Nikki from her dream.

I am about sick of Ambers boyfriend....Sam. Sam is a good kid, but he has been out of work for over two weeks now. Sam said I will not work for min. wage. Oh so you would rather be broke then work for min. wage until something else comes along. Maybe it is just his age? Even Amber is sick of listening to him bitch.

Amber named her sack of flour Hunter. She actually did a really good job of dressing this child. I think it is funny. The last time Amber wanted to take this class I just sent Amber over to baby sit for the triplets. That cured her. But now the triplets live in Iowa.

I talked to Lyn last night and this lady is very quickly becoming a mentor for me. I know Lyn was sent to me. Anyway we both found some more people who are willing to help with the going away party.

I was asked why more people would not help. Maybe it is because they can't see past their nose? Or the thought of doing something nice for someone else never crossed their minds? I do not know why some people are so shallow.

O.K. it is time to get out of my funk and get on with my day. I have to get some sewing done. Cook dinner, clean two more bathrooms.....

Monday, January 28, 2008

wheres the hot water?

So here is sit wrapped in a bath towel and in Rusty's rode. I am freezing. I swear if we ever build a house our bathroom is going to have its own hot water heater! So now I am waiting for some hot water.

Ryan's IEP meeting was such a joke today. The computers would not let anyone in, so we did not actually have the meeting. OP is going to come evaluate Ryan and I am still pushing for services for him. On a good note Ryan is now reading at a third grade level as long as it is not a history or science book. All other subjects are still in the second grade range.

Today has been a very busy day. I had to do just a lot of the same old boring stuff. I did however make a pot of chili and some home made bread. There were no left overs.

Tomorrow the kittens go back to the shelter so they can get fixed. It is going to be strange to not have those little guys running around for a few days. I am ready to foster another litter.

I have been trying to get a going away party organized for the boys, and man it has not come easy. My girlfriend Lynn and I have been told that we are wrong for doing this and that we should not ask people to pitch in. I am so sick of people that I want to scream.

Over the past few day I found out exactly how hard some of the boys are taking this war. One of them is having a hard time adjusting back to this life. I have no idea what to say to him, so I just sit and listen.

I asked Rusty if he had any advice for me and said that he did not have that problem. The problem Rusty had was not being able to shoot people that he saw as a threat.

Another marine is having a hard time accepting the fact that he lost his friend. This marine did manage to save two other people, but can't handle the fact that the could not save the third person. This marine keeps thinking that he should have trained harder, or been quicker.

I just wish I could help these guys, but instead I will just be here and cook for them.

George just told me that her unit will be deploying to Afghanistan in September or August. Not only does life go on but so does this war.

My friend Lynn came me a huge black furry purse. Not I love this purse, because I am sure that no one else has one like it. However today I had three people tell me that they thought it was one of my cats!

I am going to go try to take a bath. This time I am going to drain all the hot water! LOL

Sunday, January 27, 2008

sunday night

Well I made it through the weekend with no drama...except from Rusty! LOL

I swear this weekend just flew by. I got some sewing done, and I have so much more to do. I have to keep on task or I will never get all of the quilts done on time. So every day I have to sew.

Friday night I had to run out to 29 palms and pick George up. She called about noon and said " I just got orders back to Pendleton and I have to check back in by 11:59 tonight. I told not to worry that I would come get her.

C.J. showed up as I was getting ready to leave so we drove out there together. Let's see. 2 1/2 hours out there another 2 hours to load her stuff and take her to check out and get gas. Another 2 1/2 hours back to our place. We took a thirty min. break so the guys could unload her stuff and we could pee. Another hour down to Pendleton and another hour back home. How many hours was I in the car? Man my ass was numb!

We got a lot of rain over the weekend so everyone just hung here and we had a very low key weekend. Rusty was picking on me so I grabbed the staple gun and tried to staple him to the cabinets. Now ladies before you try this make sure that your man is wearing baggy jeans. They don't like to have their skin stapled. Then later on that day Rusty was picking on me again so I threw a pair of scissors at him! Don't you just love the way we show our love for each other!

Tomorrow morning is Ryan's IEP. I told Rusty that I am going in there prepared to fight. Let me translate.... I am going to be a bitch until we get what we want. Rusty told me to go for it. I still wonder if Ryan will ever know how hard we fight for him?

Rusty will be leaving for Vegas either later this week or early next week. I think he said that he will be gone for a week. Cool that means that the children and I will be eating cereal for dinner! LOL I did want to go to Vegas with Rusty but there is no one here to keep the children, so no can do.

I think it is time for me to go to bed. The coffee pot is set, my purse is by the door, and my clothes are all laid out. Everyone has clean clothes for the morning, and all of the cars have gas. Ryan's IEP is at 7:15 a.m.! I am so not a morning person so I had to prepare myself tonight! LOL

Friday, January 25, 2008

I was bent but not broken

Yesterday was so bad. I am still amazed that no one got killed!

Nikki was in such rare form the she actually put a dent in the wall. Then Rusty ws taking her to school when Rusty and Nikki got into it. Nikki tries to jump out of the truck while it was moving! So back home they came.

Nikki stood in the kitchen for over an hour just yelling at me and telling my how I have screwed up her life. Then Nikki said I am going to move in Gran. That was the last straw. I finally said " If you want to go then pack your bags and get out. Keep in mind that your grandmother booted your ass out of her house once. You will always play second fiddle to hell child."

Then Ryan's teacher called me. We have Ryan's IEP on Monday. The teacher finally got a hold of OP and they told the teacher that they will not even come evaluate Ryan because they have 100 children on the waiting list. Then I was told that the nurse "rejected" the paper that we gave them concerning all that is wrong with Ryan. The nurse said that because this was written by a doctor back in 2002 that it is to old to use.

Now I am pissed. So I hang up with the teacher and I call the school district nurse. I asked what the issue was. The nurse told me "Well this diagnosis is very old". I said " Well unless someone has replaced Ryan's stem cells then nothing has changed. Have you even researched Ryan's disorder?" The nurse said that she read up on it. I hung up on her.

I call THE head of the special ed department. I was very nice on the message but I was thinking to myself "if you don't return my phone call I am going to be waiting in your office.

Later in the afternoon this lady did return my phone call. I told her everything that was going on. Karen ( special ed person) is mad now. She told me that she will be at Ryan's IEP and that she will put the nurse in her place and that she will get on op. I was glad to get a little bit of good news.

Then I had to run over to my friend Lyn's house. I made nikki go with me and told Nikki that if she showed her ass that I would beat her with in an inch of her life.

Lyn put the kettle on and we had tea and zucchini bread while we planned the boy's going away party. The we stared getting out all of her material and mixing it with my material. I think between the two of us we have enough material to make the remaining quilts! Now the two of us just have to get busy and start sewing.

Once I got home I got a phone call from Ryan's teacher. I am thinking to myself what now. Well it seems that young Mr. Nelson got himself into some massive trouble at school. He told another little boy to suck his dick! Great I can handle this right now. The teacher gave Ryan detention. Now get this... detention was eating his lunch in the class room. Hell I wish I had that type of detention when I was in school. Oh wait I went to private school, they would just beat us.

Then Amber calls me and tells me that she needs 10 pounds of flour. What? You do not even know where the kitchen is. Then I was told that she needs it for Friday. Well of coarse you do, you could never give me notice. I guess she need this flour for child development class. They are suppose to carry it around for two weeks. Fine. I went to the store and bought her 10 pounds of flour. * side note: for my uk friends that is 1/2/ a stone LOL* Then I went to the garage and went through some yard sale stuff. I found a sleeper and a bib. So I dressed up Ambers flour for her. There now she can stop her bitching.

Now I have to cook dinner. I stood over a hot stove for an hour frying chicken. Nikki and I ate and then we had to go get Ryan. We get back from getting Ryan only to discover that the cats and dogs ate the rest of chicken! great. Could anything else go wrong today?

Oh yes it can. My mother called me. She wanted to know what the hell was going on here. So I lether have it. My mom finally said " Well I guess I should stay out of this." Yes you should!

Rusty and I called Ryan down stairs and asked him what the hell happened at school. The we washed his mouth out with soap and sent him to bed.

I told Rusty that I was done for the day, and that my brain was now a bowl of mush. I headed for the tub. Now that we have a big garden tub I asked Rusty if he would like to join me. So Rusty locked our door and we took a bath together. The we had sex in the tub. That was nice! LOL

I was not even out of the tub when Dimitri called me half smashed.

Oh hell. I will save for the next entry. Today I have a ton of running around to get done, so I better get to it. I am hoping that today is a better day. But then again I don't think it could be worse then yesterday!

Can you believe that I am still here?

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Well it is official. I am the worst mom in the world.

Nikki and Ryan hate me.

I had words with Nikki this morning. She hates me and wants to leave. I told her to pack her bags.

I just got a call from Ryan's school and they are rejecting everything for his upcoming iep.

I am done. I can't do this anymore today.

Maybe things will look better tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I know what is coming.

Grab a cup of tea and have a seat. What happened yesterday has really made me think.

A few days ago I was talking with one of our friends that just got back from Iraq. Dimitri, our friend, has graves disease.

The time has come for Dimitri to face this disease. He is having a hard time with this. Surgery would be best but the recovery time is very long.

I asked Dimitri if it would be the end of the world if he did not deploy for a while. After all he has been to Iraq six times.

The answer to my question was yes it would kill him to not be able to deploy for a while.

me: Why? Why do you answer the door every time the marine corps knocks. What about your life?

Dimitri: I learned to answer the door from your husband.

me: yes and the Marine Corps almost killed my husband.

That conversation ended.

Yesterday I saw Dimitri and he was not feeling good. The doctors stuck a big needle in his neck to check on his thyroid.

While I was at Dimitri's house I noticed that he had not unpacked all of his stuff from this last deployment. One of the things was the quilt I had made him.

I just looked at the quilt. I was so shocked that he did take it to Iraq and that it had made it back. It made me feel good to know that he did take a piece of home with him.

On our way to 29 palms C.J. and stopped at March Air Reserve Base. The base was taken to reserve status several years ago, so it is usually a ghost town.

Not yesterday. As we approached the base I notice the air strip was lined with air craft. I know what that means. There is another deployment coming.

My heart sank. Once again we will be saying good bye to our friends.

Why? Why can't I have friends that don't leave. Why are we still fighting this war? Why do these young men CHOOSE to join the service just to protect my freedom? Why are there more questions then answers?

Yes, there is a huge deployment coming up and yes we will once again stand on a parade deck and say goodbye to them. Once again tears will be shed. My heart say's don't go.

My head is telling me to keep my eye one the prize. The prize is seeing them all come home. The prize is getting phone calls from them. The prize is holding them.

I have a busy day ahead of me, so I better get to it. I can't just sit here and wonder about the future. Rusty has the flu, Amber has to work tonight. Then there is the usual house hold crap.

Yes, a stick is a manual. I need to remember that we use different words then they do in the UK.



Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Wanna ride?

I am on a teenager roller coaster right now. Does anyone want to join me?

Sunday night Nikki said that she was going to spend the night at a friends house and then Nikki said that they would bring her home.

So yesterday I called Nikki and she did not answer her phone. Now there is a very simple rule in our house. If I call you then you better answer your phone.

So I called Nikki's boyfriend. I just had this feeling that she was with him, and she was not suppose to be with him. The boyfriend did not answer. So I called the friend that she was suppose to be spending the night with. That was when I found out that she was not doing what she is suppose to be doing.

Nikki finally called me and I told her in a very calm voice to get her ass home and to put her cell phone on my bed, and that she was now on lock down. No phone, no computer, no friends, no going anywhere, no nothing. I did add one extra condition to lock down and that is the fact that she must get a job.

I am not stressing this whole thing. I have been through this before and I still have one more to go. Nikki will eventually get over being mad at me.

Today C.J. and I are going out to 29 palms to help George out. George bought a truck that is a stick and she can't drive a stick! So I am going to go with George to pick up the truck. Why does someone buy a stick and not know how to drive it?

My dad made me learn how to drive stick. All of their vehicles were sticks so if I wanted to drive I had to learn how to drive a stick. I take it for granted that everyone was raised like me and can drive a stick. However I am finding more and more people that drive a stick. Oh crap I just realized that Amber does not know how to drive a stick. I need to teach Amber how to do that.

Rusty took the day off. So he will be here doing all of my afternoonrunning around. And I will be giving him a honey do list.

Well my day is calling me so I better get to it.

Monday, January 21, 2008

want some brownies?

Zoe asked me how I make my brownies. So I thought I would share them with everyone.

2 sticks of butter

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups flour

6 tablespoons cocoa

2 tablespoons vanilla

preheat oven to 350 and grease a 13x9 pan. Mix everything together and beat very well. Bake about 30 min. or until the brownies test done.

Today has been a very uneventful day. I am so happy about that. I do not need something going on at all times. Dull is good.

I did have all of the marines help clean up the house. o the house is clean and it only took all of us about 30 minutes. So I am not going to complain one bit.

I have tonight's dinner in the crock pot and the house is clean. What will I do.

I think I am going to go take a nap. It is actually cold and damp here. Sorry for not having an exciting day! lol

Saturday, January 19, 2008

get inspired

The only thing that the girls are talking about is the trip to Egypt. Ambers boyfriend is now going. I think it is great for Sam to get out of this little town.

Then my mom called and told me that she is going to sign up and go to Egypt! Well that will be fun. My mom will have a blast with the girls.

I was sitting out back smoking a cig. I was so wishing that I could go to Egypt. Then Rusty walked out and he just looked at me. Here is what happened next.

Rusty: do you want to go to Egypt?

Me: it does not matter what I want. Someone has to take care of Ryan.

Rusty: that is not what I asked. I asked you if you wanted to go to Egypt.

Me: yes I want to go

Rusty: Then go sign up. I will take all of my vacation time and stay at home with Ryan.

Me: we can't afford for me to go to Egypt.

Rusty: we will work it out, just go to Egypt with your mom and your daughter. Just go.

I am going to Egypt!

I now have to get a job. No big deal, I have slung beer before so I am sure that I can get a job slinging beer again. I can do anything. I will do anything. I want to go to Egypt, so I will do what ever it takes to make the $3,500. I can do this.

I also want to get a job to pay for this because then the girls will see me out there working for what I want. I will teach them by example.

I have a house full of boys again. They ate a huge pan of brownies yesterday so I made some more today. I also made "trail mix". The guys thought I was crazy when I was mixing it up, but they are eating it up! You take one box of cheerio's, one big box of raisins, and a jar of sunflower seeds. Just mix everything up. It is sweet and salty and it travels very well.

I smell dinner cooking, so I am going to go see what the guys are cooking for dinner.


Friday, January 18, 2008

I smell garlic

Yesterday Nikki was sick. Today Ryan is not feeling well. Two of the marines are fighting cold. So I got up this morning and decided that they were not going to get me sick! o I made a big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup, and I added some extra garlic! LOL

Yesterday I got all of the stuff done that I needed to get done. So I actually got to sit down and do some sewing. I am trying some of the patterns from this book that my mom got me for Christmas. I figure if I screw them up then I will turn them into pet quilts because the pets don't care. I will have to take a picture of the block that I did yesterday.

I finally got to see Ambers pictures from Costa Rico. The are so cool. Man I wish I could have gone. Oh well. Amber got to plant a tree in the rainforest. Now to me that would be cool. Heck I would have gone just to plant trees.

Rusty did our taxes last night. That was a roller coaster ride that I did not want to be on. I swear I hate tax season. At least we are getting money back this year so that is a good thing.

I told Amber that I would show her how to fill out her 1040ez form. Amber said " well why don't you do it for me?" Oh I don't think so. You want to play big girl then you can learn to do your own taxes!

Well I think I am going to go have some of that soup. It just smells so good.


Thursday, January 17, 2008

feng shui

Today my goal is to clear out the clutter. That means getting all of the empty boxes out of the house and getting everything else all the floor.

Then I am going to break out my feng shui book and look to see where I should be placing items.

Last night I did get a few items placed. I did a middle east wall. I hung up a lot of my my late in laws stuff. Once I find the camera I will post some pictures. I think it looks really cool.

O.K. so I may be a little strange that I do feng shui, but hey it works for me.

My boss called me yesterday to tell me that the tickets for burning man are on sale. So I mentioned it to Rusty last night, but he said that he would have to think about it.

Think about what? Getting naked with 10,000 people? Or maybe he is thinking about the amount of pot that will be smoked. Heck I am thinking about that as well.

If Rusty say's that he does not want to go then I think I am going to make it a girls weekend. For any of you who do not know what burning man is go to

Nikki is home with the flu. This is really bad timing since she had two finals today. Oh well she can just take them another day.

One of our friend surprised us the other day. He called and said that he was in Denver. What? last I heard you were in Iraq and you were not suppose to come home until Feb. I am so glad that he made it home safely.

Yes my husband needs to be on that show clean sweep.  I guess I should stop complaining because I am stacking his stuff in the garage so that way I do not have to see it! LOL

As for the question that was brought up a lot yesterday. I have had no intention on ever taking ANY of my children on my dream vacations. To me a vacation does not involve watching over my children.

If I have to take my children then it is not a vacation because all you have done is change my surrounding. I will still be saying, did you brush your teeth, did you use soap....... My idea of a vacation is no children, no pets and no phones! LOL

Well I need to get back to cleaning up.



Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Why do I not get to chase my dreams.

I got up this morning and did some of the typical mom stuff. Man it is so time consuming to clean three bathrooms!

I know I should make the children clean their own bathroom, but my ocd got the best of me and I had to do it to make sure that it was done right.

The last few days the girls have been talking about going to Egypt between Christmas and New Years this year.

O.K. let me have a pity party for myself here.

The girls want to go to Egypt. The country that I have wanted to see since I was a child. They are going to get to take a boat down the Nile. I have wanted to do that.

No. I am so sick of letting my children chase their dreams while mine are put on a shelf.

Hell even Rusty has been to Egypt! I so do not want to hear about his trip to Egypt either.

If one more person say's to me " well then why don't you go with them?" Let me tell you why. I can't chase my dreams because their is no one here to do my job. Rusty only gets two weeks off a year. Someone has to be here with Ryan 24/7.

People just don't get it. My life is not that simple. I wish I could just say screw it and leave, but I can't. This is one of the times when I hate being the mom of a handicap child.

I hate the fact that we have had a 2 year old for 10 years now.

So many times I have wanted to walk away and say screw it all. I am so sick of sitting on the sidelines of life.

With all of that said. The girls can go to Egypt if they want to. I will help them raise the money for the trips. I will continue to be their biggest cheerleader. I will continue to allow our children to chase their dreams, I will continue to encourage them to get out there and see the world.

After all isn't that what a good mom does?

I will never share with the girls the fact that I hate not being able to go with them. I will never tell them how much my heart breaks when the leave. My heart does not break because they are leaving it breaks because I am not going with them.

This is a pain that I will keep to myself.

Now it is time for me to get back to the reality that is called my life. There are still dishes to do and animals to be cleaned up after and life goes on.


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I have made it!

Well, for the most part I am moved in. Noticed I said "I". My pack rat husband still has a lot of unpacking to do. Rusty swears that he is going to go through his stuff and get rid of a lot of it. I am so glad that he said that because I needed a good laugh. I just told Rusty " Well as soon as you kick the bucket I am sending some of it to the Marine Corps museum and the rest is going in the trash. Then anyone who wants the furniture came come and take it. Rusty just looked at me and said you would not do that. Watch me.

Now that we have the computers up running I need to get Ambers pictures loaded. I can't wait to share her pictures with everyone.

The girls are loving the new house. We live in a community where we have a swimming pool and a fitness center. I will be using the crap out of the pool.

I finally got some curtains sewn yesterday.  Now our neighbors cant watch me take a bath. I made our bathroom curtain out of bright yellow rubber ducky material and I trimmed the curtains in a bright orange. The curtains look like a quilt top and they really brighten up the bathroom.

Ryan is not adjusting to well. I swear the child left his brain at the other house. He figures that since we do not live in the same house the same old rules do not apply. So it has been so much fun that Rusty and I are just speechless.

The girls have finals this week, so they will be out of school early everyday this week.  I know that they will do fine.

Life is slowing down for me and I am happy to say that I am returning to house rat status. My friends are doing their best to get me out of the house, but I am happy just chillin at home.

Tonight is women's Bible study and I am thinking about going to that. Deb wanted me to go last week, but I was way to busy, so I am thinking I will go tonight.

My friend Lyn is pulling me into a quilting group. Rusty is so glad that Lyn is doing this. Rusty say's that I need to get out more. I would have to disagree.

Lyn asked me if the car had gotten fixed yet. No not yet. It is still sitting down on base. I guess I did more damage then I thought. I some how managed to shatter the housing where the belt goes. Whatever. Car's are not my thing.

Well, I think I am going to go make myself some breakfast. Scrambled eggs and a hash brown. That sounds good to me.



Sunday, January 6, 2008

does someone else want to be me?

I once heard it said that life is what happen in between all the pictures. Pictures are just snap shots of the happy times

On Friday at the 11th hour we found out that we did not get the house. Great here I am at 6 p.m. on a Friday night and we find out that we did not get the house.

I sat down and cry ed. George just said to me " well lets go get a new house".

Rusty George and I spend Friday night looking for a new house. Then Saturday, Rusty and I got up and started looking again.

We finally found a house! We have signed the lease and today is moving day.

Last night I had to go to San Diego to get Amber. I thought that would be an easy task. Oh no. what the heck was I thinking.

I get down to the airport and I pull into the cell phone parking lot. Then I had to go to the bath room. So I go over to the coast guard station and ask them where the closet restroom is. The lady says to me "Take the second right and past the gazebo and then there is a rest room in the exchange."

So I follow the directions. The coast guard exchange is all of two vending machines and one toilet! I was in shock, but at least they had a toilet.

I get back to the cell phone parking lot and the little monitor says that Ambers had landed. So I head for the terminal. Amber calls me and says " Hi mom I am at lax" What? why are you at lax? That is 4 hours from me.

The weather was so bad in San Diego that the pilot could not land. So they were in L.A. getting fuel. O.K. I head over to Marine Corp recruit depot. I am going to cash a check and chill out for a few hours. Oh no, I can't cash a check there because that window was closed. Great. I am hungry and I have just enough fuel to get home.

Oh wait! There is a huge USO in San Diego. They serve free meals on Friday, and Saturday nights. So I am going to head over there. Then Amber calls me and say's " they are bussing us down to San Diego."

Then a few minutes later Amber calls back and tells me that she got a ride home. O.K. let me get back home. Now keep in mind. I have no money on me, and very little gas. The weather is crappy and raining to beat the band.

I call one of the marines up at Pendleton and ask him if he is at the base. He said yes. So I asked him if I could borrow $20 for gas and some food. He told me to come up.

I get on the 5 and I am heading to Pendleton. Right as I get off at my exit the car starts squeaking. O.K. a belt must be wet.

I get to our friends place and by now I can't turn the wheel. Our friend looks at the car and says you are not going anywhere. You broke a belt on one of the pulleys.

So my friend gives me a ride home.

Now lets recap.

Lost house, found house, lost house, found new house, go to San Diego for a child that is not there, break a belt, have to find a ride home, now we are going to be moving in the rain.

I must say that I am laughing! I have two choice. Laugh or cry. So I am laughing.

I am going to be turning off my alerts. I will be back in a few days.

Friday, January 4, 2008


Here is a picture of me with my first grand baby! Her name is MJ and she is perfect. Brandon is thinking about fighting for custody, but that will not be until summer. Actually it will not be that big of a fight. The mother often dumps the off on other people and really is not a good mother.

I think we got the house! Well they want us to move in. However the money is not what we had talked about. They want all most $4,000 for us to move in. We do not have a spare $4,000 we have $2000 that we can give them now and then pay the rest over the month when Rusty gets paid. I need to call the lady back today and ask her if we can make payments.

Can you believe that I am at peace with this? I have spent so much time praying about everything and our prayers have been answered so far, so I just know that everything will work out. However I am still going to say a prayer.

I have been packing. We really do not have a lot to pack. I guess me throwing stuff out all the time is a good thing.

Nikki has been helping me a lot. I am so glad that she is here to help me. I have really enjoyed the time we have been able to spend together.

Today I need to work on packing up our bed room. That won't take to long. I have been stacking boxes in the living room so that way nothing will get missed.

We also had another answer to a prayer. The mortage company is not making us pay anything! No lawyer fees no nothing! Praise the Lord for that.

Amber comes home tomorrow and I can't wait to see her and hear all about her trip. I know she is having a blast, and I so wish I was in Costa Rico with her.

All of the animals are upset. They are not sure what is going on but they do not like it. One of our dog's is licking his paw raw! The cats are walking around crying. I can't wait for this move to be over.

Well, nothing is getting done by me sitting here. I need to get moving. So, everyone keep praying.


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

I am so glad that the holidays are over

I am so glad that the holidays are over! I can finally check my e mail. Rusty and the marines have been playing computer games for four days now. Last night all of them were on my nerve.

I had to remind Rusty that we had stuff that had to be done and yet  nothing had gotten done because everyone was playing computer games!

This morning Rusty told me that I should turn off this other marines computer. I just gave Rusty a look of why. Then Rusty said "because it should not be left just sitting and running."

O.K. let me get this straight. I did not say that he could leave his computer here. Nor do I want his computer here and I am suppose to care? I turned it off anyway. let me guess. The marine will be pissed if we leave it behind when we move.

I do not see a sign hanging out in front of our house that say's u store it.

Anyway, Our new years was very dull. Most of us were in bed before midnight.

I did however get to see my first grand baby! Brandon has a little girl that is just under a year old. I so wish he would have told us sooner. However Brandon thought that we would be disappointed in him because he made such a big mistake.

We are not disappointed. We just wanted to know so that we could help him out. It was so nice to hold a baby again. I miss holding babies and rocking them.

This morning I got an e mail from Amber. She is doing good and is having a blast. Amber said that everyone went to a club to ring in the new year and that she really enjoyed riding a zip line through the rain forest. Man I wish I was her!

Today I am just going to do some dull stuff. I have phone calls to make and some packing to do. I will find out today if we get the house. I am still praying that we get it.