Wednesday, February 13, 2008

show me your plate

Before I get started on how my day is going I want to post a few pictures.

Faze Daze has been talking about her collection of egg plates. Now she has way more then me. I actually never knew I needed one until mine was given to me. My mother in law gave me this plate. All I know about it is that it is carnival glass. Rusty does not remember this plate, so he is guessing that it game from his grandmother on his mothers side.

I still do not use this plate very often. Don't get me wrong. I get the plate out and I make the eggs, but the marines usually eat all of them before they make it to the plate. And why does this plate have a cut out for 13 eggs?

Betty from Koda's Corgi tales said that there is a contest for pictures of love and tenderness. Now I am sure this means different things to everyone. So here are my pictures for that.

See all of these young people. These are all marines that are getting ready to go back to Iraq. To me love is and was passing out the quilts and giving them a good time! Yes, these are children that our defending our country.

This is Jake and Larry. Larry's real name is Nikki, but since we have to many Nikki's so Rusty changed her name to Larry. The sad thing is Larry responses to her name! This picture was taken the night of the going away party. These two are not just friends they are comrades in arms.


So last night did not go as planned, but then again that is no huge surprise.

Our landlord, Tim called me yesterday. When we rented this house from him, we agreed to pay to have the floors in the downstairs put in. We were suppose to do that next week.

So Tim called and said. "Instead of putting the floors in like we had talked about I have something else in mind. I have enough tile to tile your whole downstairs, and all you would have to do is pay for labor. That is going to be $1,500." I said that sounded good to me.

Then Tim asked me if I could give him the money that night. I told Tim that I could give him part of it later on, and that I could give him the rest of it tomorrow. He said that was fine, and went on to tell me that 9 people did not pay their rent this month. so I told him no problem, I also told him that next week we could pay March's rent if it would help him out. Tim said if we did that then he would knock $300 off our rent! Hell that is a bargain for us.

After talking with Tim for a while, he told me why they are hurting so much. This poor family has had two deaths month and all the air fair to go back east was killing them. I knew that they had gone back east, but he never said what he was going for. Oh well, I guess it is a win win situation.

Then Amber and Sam were having an argument. So I did what any good mom would do. I sat outside Amber's door and listened to the whole thing. Amber is so wrong in this fight! So this morning I told Amber that. So now I am bad mom because I am not taking her side. I just ignored her. Sam is right and she is wrong.

Miles came up last night and got bookworm loaded for me. I swear this was the hardest game to install. Now my girlfriend downloaded the game and she had no problems. O.K. maybe we are just all idiots.

Then I still had to go to wal mart. The girls have the car during the day, so off to wal mart I went. I was so tired when I got home that I just left everything by the front door.

This morning I get up and call Rusty and he is ready for his sale today. Man I wish I was there with him.

I started putting everything away while the children were getting ready for school. Start a load of laundry, clean out the litter box's, and had my third cup of coffee.

I go into the laundry room to find half a bottle of fabric softener spilled all over the floor! I forgot to not put the fabric softener on top of the washer. Well the house smells nice now.

Then one of the dogs puked. Great now I have to clean that up. To top it off  he could not puke on the cement oh no he had to puke on the carpet!

The rest of my is going to be busy. I have a lot of running around to do..... once the girls get home. So I am going to take advantage of the sun and the warm weather. Hell I am feeling good enough that I might actually walk the dogs. Oh I should go and lay down so that this urge can leave me.

O.K. here is a song that means a lot to Rusty and I. When I hear this song it just makes me smile.



dasajam1 said...

Girl I dont know how you fit so much into the day!  I love the plate!


louiseb411 said...

You must be the busiest person i know! Have a good day  Louise x

lanurseprn said...

You sure are on the go!
Have a great day.

plieck30 said...

Your plate is pretty. Wonder why it is made for 13 eggs? Paula

plieck30 said...

Whoops I counted spots for 15 eggs. Paula

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, that plate is pretty, wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day tommorow, Hugs Lisa

lv2trnscrb said...


I loved your pictures of love and tenderness, if you want to include them in Monica's journal for her photo shoot (not really a contest, but a chance for others to see your pictures and visit your journal) here's the link:

(do you know how to do this? if you don't, email me and I'll "talk" you through it)

your pictures definitely show love and tenderness, you know you do such a fantastic thing for your marines!! one day I would imagine you will hear "well done good and faithful servant"

liked the egg plate; loved your comment how you never get a chance to use it

I would have done the same thing, listening in to a conversation between child/boyfriend (or in my case girlfriend with my son). I would have taken the side that was the right side too regardless if it was my kid or not; you are a good mom and person!! don't ever forget that!!!!!!

jealous if you got sun today; we had cool, foggy, damp day most of the day


glensfork4 said...

I got an egg plate when my MIL is just clear crystal. They are antiques...and expense down here (KY)

Have a wonderful day!!!


ukgal36 said...

I guess the 13 eggs is like a bakers dozen?

deshelestraci said...

Can you believe that I have no egg plates.  I think it is nearly illegal to live in Tennessee and not own one!

lurkynat said...

Dear Kelli
I think you are so inspirational when you praise Rusty and his friends, the Marines who work so hard in Iraq and Afghanistan to help our country be safe from terror.
I sincerely hope that they will be okay. I have a friend here who is a Blue Star Mother and I really admire all of the work they do collecting several different kinds of things for about 100 men over I think they are troops from our area...
I really admire all of your concerted efforts.
Your quilts are awesome.
I want to do more but I run out of time here frequently..however with your plate full you simply up the pace adn do more..very very admirable.
Do your Marines go supplies froma support group there?
I admire you so much Kelli

rdautumnsage said...

Loved the pictures. Your egg plate is awesome. I can't believe these kids are going to war they look so young...(Hugs) Indigo

magran42 said...

I'm excited over your plate!  The one I have that is that color, I paid $60 for in an antique shop.  Yours could be worth quite a bit!  Cheers for you and all you do! ! !

magran42 said...

Forgot to say:  I think it's funny that Paula counted 15 places for eggs.  LOL

helmswondermom said...

I saw an egg plate at a flea market over the weekend and thought of Magran!  And it looked just like one that she had pictured.  I have one, and it is crystal, with a center bowl for dip and sections for crudite' as well as the egg places.  By the way, I counted 15 spaces, too.  Am I seeing things??