Wednesday, June 4, 2008

packing it up

Yesterday I finished all of the laundry. For that I am grateful! One of my friends that I had not seen in a while stopped by, so while we chatted I had her help fold all that laundry.

Today I have to go dig out a sleeping bag and get it washed. I have to find this pad thing that my husband use to use. It goes under a sleeping bag and Nikki likes it. Then I have to go find all of our luggage.

Tomorrow Nikki is going to pack all of her stuff for her month long trip and then she is also going to pack for her trip to Nicaragua. Since she will only be home for three day's between trips I think this is a smart move.

We went through a long check list.

Inhalers... Nikki's asthma really acts up when she goes back east where it is so muggy.

Saint Christopher medal... got that. He is the saint of travelers and most of the marines wear it so it also reminds her of them.

Boys underwear..... she wears these because they are long and absorb more sweat.

pads, tampons, baby wipes, toilet paper, shampoo and conditioner...... Oh I hope we have everything. I am sure that I will be at wal mart Thursday night picking up all the last minute things.

Looking back to when I was in high school..... man my children have so many more opportunities then I had. Travel wise I mean. I am glad that our children do take advantage of these oppertunities, but sometimes I wish I would have those same oppertunities. Oh well.

My day has begun and I am need to keep up a good pace if I want to get everything done. If there is no rest for the wicked then I must be very wicked!

Oh last night Rusty tells me that he will gone next weekend for yet another business trip! O.K. now I know he is just doing his job, but damn he should just go back on active duty because at least then the money is tax free! Lets see Rusty is up and out of the house by 7 and then he is usually home by 7 in bed by 9 and he is gone every other weekend. Yep just like when he was in the military!\


lsfp1960 said...

Glad you got that laundry folded.  Don't forget sunscreen & bug repellant for Nikki's bag.   How does it feel to be in your new home?  Linda in Washington state  

mortonlake said...

glad the move went well    take care  from  the uk   mort x

lv2trnscrb said...

at least Rusty is not deployed for weeks/months on end, but I'm sure that schedule gets old

I bet Nikki is sooooo excited!! I'm excited for her too!!


glensfork4 said...

I am so excited for Nikki as well.....(makes me somewhat jealous - ok I admitted it).

I tell my kids all the time to do all they is so important. Live your life & enjoy.

Glad your laundry is folded....wanna come over & help with mine? It's on the dining room table stacked 2-3 foot high (NOT joking)


hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))You are a good Mom to send your Daughters on lots of trips.I hope they both treasure it always,which I know they will.I hope you will be able to relx soon.

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, hope Nikki has a great vacation, Hugs Lisa

helmswondermom said...

It's nice to see that you guys are busy as usual.  I hope Nikki's trip goes well.  Does she leave this weekend?  I'm going to try to get back to catch up on all your more recent entries.  I know I must have missed a lot.  Hope you get everything done and don't forget anything Nikki needs.  Take care!

nelishianatl said...

This sounds crazy still.  Lots and lots of rushed things.  I think you'll get it all.  We didn't have opportunities like this either when I was growing up.  I think I'd be so nervous about letting my child adventure that far away from home.  


momiscool2 said...

I can't believe how much you do in a day!

I can't wait for to be able to just relax and go suntanning!!!

Sounds like you are almost done!

Your daughter sounds like she is going to have a summer of a life time!!!  She is very lucky to have you as a mom!

I don't blame you for wanting to do that too!!!


cgtperkins said...

Busy  busy busy as always. Wow, she will be gone for a month?? I would be so homesick!! Have fun getting her all packed. Tell her to have a great time and be safe!!

lanurseprn said...

When I graduated HS I went to Norway for a summer. It was a great learning experience. Travel is the BEST way to learn about our world. More than any classroom can ever teach you. Good for her!

gehi6 said...

Your laundry activities reminded me that our wash room was closed it said for 'vandalism' this weekend just when I was running entirely out of clean clothes! There is not a laundry mat that I know of for miles, so it better open back up pretty soon.  While you have to keep up with five people!  My kids got to changing their clothes so often like 3 times I told them they each had to do their own since those they took off were not even dirty.  If you develop chronic fatigue syndrome your kids will wash their own clothese without protest, so you might keep that in mind.  I think you are headed that way anyway, sometimes!   Gerry

lurkynat said...

Dear Kelli,
Gee I am really sorry that Rusty has to be gone so much! Wowie!
You are a great great mother and wife!
Do you think you will eb missing Amber a whole lot?
All of your kids are wonderful, so I'm betting yes!
um She will undoubtedly help  a lot of people and it will
help her grow as a person so much!

beckerb6 said...

I agree with you, I would have liked to have had more chances to travel when I was younger. I wish I had those memories to look back on. I wish I could travel now. I hope Nikki has a wonderful 2 trips.