Monday, March 3, 2008

i was not arrested

I was trying so hard to get arrested on Friday! I guess I should back up to Thursday and tell everyone why I was trying to get arrested.

Thursday. The local animal shelter is just a disgrace. So I was not shocked when the small dog part of the shelter caught on fire. However I horrified to find out that the employees did not even try to help the animals.

The total loss was about 20 dogs and 15 exotic cats! All of them burned alive.

Soon after everyone found out my phone started ringing of the hook. A bunch of local rescue group ended up getting together and we went down to the shelter to start pulling the animals. Then we all stood outside the shelter and started stopping people from placing their animals in the shelter.

I was really hoping to get arrested on national t.v. while I was taking peoples pets before they could turn them into the shelter.

Saturday I went to help with Nikkis yard sale, so that the children could raise money for the mission trip. For it being such a crappy day the children did very well. Nikki has raised enough money for her deposit. Now Nikki just has to pass out her sponsorship letters.

Someone donated a ton of Halloween make up. So Nikki and her friend were sent to sort through it and pull out what they could use for the mission trips. This will come in so handy when they dress up like clowns or do face painting.

I was asked if I would bring the make up home and sort it all out for the children. So yesterday I spent about two hours opening up make up and putting together little kits. It really was not that hard it was just time consuming. I will be doing a few more of these kit over the next few weeks. At least I can do it while I am watching t.v. or something.

Amber had a little taste of success this weekend. Out property manager offered me $100 if I would pull the toilet and replace the wax ring..... the toilet was leaking. Anyway, I took the $100 anyone can pull a toilet. It is so easy. Instead of me pulling it I told Amber that if she did it I would give her the $100. So one of the marines walked her through pulling a toilet. Amber was so proud of herself! I am proud of Amber.

Amber is my child that so wants to try new things but is so scared of failing that she will shy away.

Amber wants to go work at this summer camp. So last night we were talking about it and Amber said "well am has not gotten me the information yet". That right there sent me into a tail spin.

I very calmly said "Amber the last thing you need is to be waiting on guy to help you do something. Don't depend on someone that has let you down in the past." So Amber and I got on the Internet and we found some phone numbers and today she will need to make some phone calls.

George an I had a big falling out this weekend. The strange thing is we did not say a word to each other. George had volunteered to help me fill 6 Easter baskets and she said that she would help sort the make up. She did neither. Then George goes out and buys a bunch of stuff to make a baby quilt, and she said "I just know that you can make a cute baby blanket out off all of this stuff. The gal is having a little boy." Then George tells me that she is talking to another guy, so when George's boyfriend asked me about it I told him the truth.

George also asked me if I was getting paid to make up all of these kits. I told her no, that I am doing it because Deb asked me to do it, and it will benefit my child as well as the rest of the mission team. George was silent.

I asked Rusty about all of this. Rusty said that I need to remember that George is only 20. I don't feel that is an excuse. If you give your word then you should follow through. I won't lie for anyone, and she knows that. Rusty also said that maybe George never had friends that would do stuff for her just by her asking.

I guess the part that hurts is that I took her word, but I now know that her word means nothing. That is a shame.

Oh my head hurts.

Well, I have a lot to get done today. I was so busy most of the weekend, so I have a lot of catching up to do.



plieck30 said...

Awww you never cease to amaze me. If you were my neighbor I could just hire you to be my plumber. lol Paula

buggieboo1 said...

YEAH WTG go Nikki..... Glad she made her deposit amount!


lv2trnscrb said...

that is sooooo sad about those animals!!! I wish you would have gotten arrested (not that I would wish that on anyone, but I know your heart in saying that) so that their plight would not happen to other animals.

WTG to Amber for her plumbing skills!!

I'm sorry about your falling out with George; she is young, but a word is a word is a word; that's what I try to teach my kid who lacks in this too

if I send my address to you via email, can I get a sponsorship letter for Nikki; I'll be happy to make a donation


momiscool2 said...

I admire you - you do and care and volunteer so much of your time for so many - you have such a good and kind heart!

You are such a great mom - you give great advice to your children and your kids are following from your example - volunteering and following in your footsteps - and that and thats great - expecially as teens! I know from my own kids - they are not EASY lol
You must be very proud of your children - and you should be very proud of yourself!

dasajam1 said...

"A big falling out without words?"  LOL I thought I was the only one that says that!  nice to see I am not the only one who knows that can happen!

deshelestraci said...

I love the way you stand up for your causes!  You go girl!  And I love the way you empower your girls.

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, I love how you stand up for what you believe in, those poor animals :( That is so tragic they died in that fire, good job  to Amber for pulling that toilet, Hugs Lisa

magran42 said...

Being 20 may not be an excuse but it is a SAD fact that "most" young people have not had the advantage of parents like you to make them responsible.

lanurseprn said...

Sorry about all of those little animals. What a horrible thing to happen to them!

Good for Amber on her plumbing work! I might need to borrow her sometime! LOL!

Sorry about George...but she is young. She needs to learn that when you say you will do something you have to do it. Maybe she will learn from this.
Have a good day.

helmswondermom said...

There is no way you cannot be disappointed in George right now, but I hope that by your example and by a little more life experience she will make a few changes as she matures.  You'll know if she does!  Congrats to Amber on pulling the toilet.  I've never even done that.  That is so sad about the local animal shelter.  I hope that you guys were able to get the animals that survived into good places and keep others from ending up there.

lifes2odd said...

That's horrible what happened to the animals - glad you didn't get arrested (although it would have made a great entry ;-)
Martha ~

nelishianatl said...

My heart breaks for those animals.  It seems people care less and less these days.  So sorry about George.  She's got a lot of growing up to do.  She just doesn't understand.  She probably feels betrayed that you told the truth too.  Which is exactly what your were supposed to do.  I'm looking forward to hearing more about the mission trip.  Don't dismiss George completely yet.  She's still changing and developing into herself.


loverobin32 said...

Age is no excuse for George since she already has been well taught that as a Marine her word carries a lot of weight unless she proves her word is nothing. That makes me SICK about the shelter!!! How could anyone not try and rescue an animal from a buring fire!!!! Good for you Kelli for not allowing ppl to place their pets there after that. Hugggs, Robin