Monday, August 18, 2008

we finally got a break

Yesterday a neighbor lady stopped by. She needed someone to take her boy's to school three days a week. So Amber took the job. This lady is going to pay Amber $30 a week to take her to school. It is a total of two miles round trip! That is enough to fill up Ambers car. So now she does not need to wonder how she is going to put gas in her car! Amber is finally starting to use her head.

Last payday I bit the bullet and got all of our bill caught up and current. It feels so good. We can now start putting money back into our savings account. It feels good to be back on our feet.

On Friday Rusty is going to take a bed down to a marine. I will be so happy to get it out of the garage! I will finally be able to get in there and get the garage cleaned up. This will be the last time I offer to let the marines put anything in my garage. I had told the marines that they could store one crate and most of them took advantage of it.

Nikki needs to raise $200 to go to youth convention. Youth convention is held in San Diego Thanksgiving weekend and there over 3,000 teens for southern California that go go to this event. Nikki and I have decided that she is going to have a yard sale to raise the money. I could just give her the money, but I think she should have to work for it. Once the garage is cleaned up we can start gathering stuff.

The kittens are doing great! They think they are big kitties now and they run all over the house and play. They are even starting to stalk! I just love this age.

I have the marines quilt all pinned together so all I have to do is sit down and sew it up today. Tonight I can sit in bed and do all the hand stitching.

I was telling Rusty that over the last few months people have given me a lot of material, and that I was not sure what I was going to do with it. Well now I know! I am going to take those scrapes of material and make some quilts!

Today I have the city coming by to look at my sunflowers. One of my neighbors complained to the city saying that they were to big and that they were weeds.

I guess to some people they may be weeds. To me they are perfect. They are native to California and they require very little water. Heck, all we see on t.v. are ad's to conserve water and to plant native California plants. I just wish that people would leave me alone.

Rusty really shocked me yesterday. He actually went through his dresser and got rid of a bunch of stuff! Rusty said that he had finally gotten sick of not being able to put his clothes away. I just wish Rusty would have done this before we moved! LOL

On my to do list today: finish the marines quilt, fold the never ending laundry, and cook dinner.


lanurseprn said...

I love that tag you put on the top of your entry. I'm glad Amber got that job and will have gas money. That will help a lot.
I went through my dresser yesterday, too! So much accumulates over time. It's unbelievable!
Hope you have a good day!

glensfork4 said...

I agree with working/earning money....I make my kids do it as well-it ain't going to hurt them at all & shows them the value of money..

Have a good day....take some pics of your sunflowers....I love them...they are my favorite.


nay0114 said...

Hey Kelli,
I'm finally stopping by again. Sorry it's been awhile. I'm hoping that things will settle down a little... yeah right... I can dream right.
Glad you are getting stuff accomplished that always makes a person feel better. Now that my daughter is moved out I can start doing things too. I have a lot of cleaning out to do and who knows I may yard sale it myself.
They don't want you to have sunflowers? WTH? I'm laughing because Kyan planted me sunflowers by my front door and some of them are growing. I'm gonna leave them alone and see how tall they get.
I'm sewing curtains for Lauren's 9 foot window. We found some fabric that matches her comforter.
Hope you have a great day.
Take care, Chrissie

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))))))Sounds like your getting stuff done.Thats greatthat Niki has a job and finally getting that together.Have a nice week.

momiscool2 said...

I love sun flowers!!!
That's great about Amber's job!

I want to see pictures of the kittens - how old are they now??



lv2trnscrb said...

hey, when Nikki is ready for her sale, let me know, I have a few things I can contribute, might bring a quarter or two to help her get to the youth convention

glad Amber got a job; what is happening with school? dear son got here too late to register this semester; wonder if he planned it that way, LOL

glad Rusty cleared out some things too!

geesh about the sunflowers; those are not weeds!! people will complain about anything!!


helmswondermom said...

What a providential thing for Amber -- I'm glad she's going to have her gas money.  I love watching these kittens play around here and stalk.  They even stalk the birds in their cages.  I can't believe someone called the city on your sunflowers!!  Sunflowers?!  One year we had a beautiful row of sunflowers at one end of our garden.  They didn't do well the next year, but they were tall and gorgeous for that one year.  Hope Nikki raises the money she needs for her trip, and I'm glad you're enjoying your days while the kids are school.

lurkynat said...

good for Amber and Nikki!:) your kids are great entrepreneurs!
you are a wonderful mom!:):)
I am so glad that you and Rusty are debt free!:)
you are awesome!

rdautumnsage said...

I miss having kittens around. With all the home improvement projects it's not entirely a bad thing. I'm going to look at fostering when everything is done. Sounds like your teaching your daughter the basic survival skills of how to make money when you need it bad enough (winks). Rusty cleaned out his dresser on his own? That would of picture worthy thats a once in a lifetime moment. (Hugs)Indigo