Well, there it is. Greg was getting dressed when I finally showed up with his quilt. I was playing beat the clock because Greg ended up leaving on Tuesday and not Wednesday. Since it has hit the news already I can tell you that he was going to go support another unit, and that unit took heavy causalities yesterday.
I had to take two of the kittens into the vets office. It turns out that they have an infection so they are on meds for the next week. The kittens that are sick are very small for their age, but the vet said that once they get weaned that they should start to put on some real weight. The sick kittens are the brown ones.
Amber has been keeping me on my toes. Amber did get into an English class that she needed, so I am very happy about that. I was not happy when the only class she signed up for was yoga.
Amber also finally found out that she has passed the high school exit exam. I am so proud of her!
Amber got pulled over the night. She made an illegal u turn while coming home from school. I must have taught her well since she got out of the ticket. Amber pushed her boobs up and started crying. She told the officer " I just left my first night of college and I got lost trying to get back to the freeway. Can you please help me." The cop let her off with a warning! LOL. I am glad that those big hooters came in handy!
Amber has drained my coffee can. I have a coffee can that I place money in from time to time. Since Amber has screwed around and not gotten her papers filed I have had to pay for college. I told Amber that I WILL be paid back. I should not have to carry her because she did not listen to us.
Amber asked me for gas money last night. I am not going to give it to her. She can go take it out of savings. This will teach Amber what savings is for and it show her that her lack of planning will cause her to loose some money. She will get paid on Friday for driving those children to school, but she has class tonight, and no gas.
This is Nikki's diaper bag/ school bag. I had to run Nikki around so that she could get her sports physical. I have never had such a run around! Well, she should be set for this year.
Nikki has been getting a lot of homework, so she has been burning the midnight oil. I feel for her.
I do however like her English teacher. This teacher is having the children take stories out of the news and do some digging on their own. So Nikki is learning that there is more to every story then just what the news shows. I like a teacher that will challenge my child to really think and to make her own conclusions.
I have been on the phone with Ryans school.....everyday for the last 3 days!
I got into an argument with a substitute teacher over a form that I wont sign so Ryan can use the computer. Rusty and I talked about it and Ryan is no where near ready to be on the Internet, not to mention that he has no clue what a mouse is, or how to use a computer. The sub said "Would you like to explain to Ryan why he can't use the computer? I can put him on the phone." That was it! I snapped back "His father and I are his parents and we do not have to clear or explain our actions to our children."
I did find out that the principal at Ryans school has started a special ed gym class. I was so very happy to hear about that. I also found out that since Ryan loves basketball, that we could mainstream him for gym, so that he can play nothing but basketball.
I am trying to figure out how Ryan got good at basketball. First of all he is a white boy who can't jump and his father never played basketball! LOL
Here is my sewing machine and my stash of material. I am so glad that I had that stash, because I did not have any extra money when I needed to make Greg's quilt. I do still have another quilt to make, because we will have another marine leaving soon.
I also need to get back to my mom's scarf.
Amber has been asking me to make her a quilt out of Hawaiian material. But yesterday I saw some Hawaiian fleece material, and I think I am going to make a her a tie quilt. I will put that blanket up and give it to her as a Christmas gift.
My fingers are still really sore. I must wonder how some women can sew forever and it does not seem to bother them.
Here is our computer desk. I refinished this desk a few years back. It took me all summer to sand off all the old paint, but it is finally done. I just put a clear coat on to seal the wood. I love the way the desk turned out.
Today I am just going to do the usual. I do not have to go anywhere or do anything and I am so looking forward to that. I am so sick of being on the move.
I found this video on you tube, so I thought I would share it with you.