I must laugh at some of the things that my mom did to drive me nut. I must admit that I did things back that drove her up a wall!
One day we were getting ready to leave the lake and my mom told Ryan to go throw away his water bottle. I stopped Ryan and reminded him that we recycle and that I thought we should go pull all of the recyclables out of the trash cans. So we dug through trash on the beach.
I had stacks of boxes in the garage. My mom was looking at them and decided to go put them in the trash. I stopped her and I put them out front and then went and put an ad on craigslist for free moving boxes. I said " Why are we throwing things away that other people could use?"
My mom asked me if we had any popcorn. So I broke out the hot air popper. I got the dear in the head lights look and then my mom asked why I did not have microwave popcorn. I just explained that I use only organic popcorn. My mom is so not into organic.
My mom stayed in Nikki's room. Now Nikkis room was not unpacked and it was in a state of disaster. Whatever. We moved in a week ago and now Nikki is gone. My mother told me that I needed to get some curtains, some shelves...... oh the list was endless.
So we went to some yard sales. I was able to buy everything that my mom thought Nikki needed for about $10. Now that is recycling! My mom called me cheap.
My mom asked me what type of protein I was going to eat since I refused to eat the meat that she cooked. I opened up a bag of unsalted all organic sunflower seeds.
O.K. maybe I am a little out there and very set in my way. Yes I still dig through trash cans and pull the recycling out. That is just what I do.
O.K. so I don't use paper towels. I don't believe in buying something, to use only once and then to throw it away.
I am glad that my earth wise attitude got to her.
Well Nikki is having a blast! She spent a few days up in Pennsylvania, and then they went to the Ozarks. Today when she called she said that they were heading to Ohio to see the creation center.
So far this summer Nikki has gone rock climbing. She climber 70 feet straight up! Went cliff jumping, got in a mosh pit and is now looking forward to her next big adventure.
Who ever said that Christian children do not have fun? Nikki is on fire and is just loving the fact that she is out there doing so many things and yet is still spreading the word.
I must admit that I miss her. Every time she calls I want to tell her to come home. I want to hug her and fight with her. I want to do her laundry and I want to hear her stories.
I am just so proud of her. Nikki is my light.