Thursday, August 21, 2008

you will get tired just reading this.

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.

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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.

8 comments:

lanurseprn said...

Sounds like you're keeping busy, that's for sure! I hope you enjoy your relaxing day today.
Pam

glensfork4 said...

Holy Crap.....I don't think you could be any busier.....I like the laptop jean bag...I sure could use one of those!!!! If I only knew how to sew...

Michele

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))))))))It sounds like you are always so busy.I like the dipare bag and your computer desk looks very nice.The kittens are so tiny,but cute.

lv2trnscrb said...

LOL with Amber being pulled over!!! that was too funny how she got out of it; funny, the other day the male child that lives here now got pulled over; its so routine for him how often he gets pulled over; he knew all the cops at his old place; I'm sure he'll know the cops here soon (he didn't get a ticket here); I'm going to write a journal entry about it soon, LOL

quilt looks great! sorry he was put there with the casualties are; hoping he will be kept safe

sorry the kittens were sick; you are a good mom to do this for them

I hear you about gas money; we have to give the male child gas money here if we want him to go out and look for a job

gotta love these kids of ours

I do hope Ryan and you figure out a way to improve his basketball skills!

betty

deshelestraci said...

Finally PICTURES!  Great job!  I'm tired but that was before I read this!  LOL
Traci

rdautumnsage said...

When you hear about the casualties it leaves a rock in your gut each time we send more young men out there. Your days are a bit more filled than mine, I definitely know you must be tired. I am...I don't seem to get enough sleep either. (Hugs)Indigo

gehi6 said...

I love the desk. I think the old wood is so much nicer than newer.  I used to hear a lot more about sewing so long sore fingers resulted then I do now, especially since the Rellief Society tried to quilt one quilt a week, such fine stitches especially when they had an intricate pattern. Some would forget their thimbles and that would lead to very sore fingers.  Those were the days of making all the clothes, only I didn't, so I had a lot fewer and uglier clothes than all my sewing sisters!  To sew a fine seam really meant something in those days.  You are a throwback to an old fashioned girl.  Much better than watching the Soaps all day!  Gerry

helmswondermom said...

I can remember making bags out of jeans like that when I was a teenager!  Glad the kitties are going to do okay.  I can't believe that sub talked to you like that!  I hope you complained about that.
Lori