Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A few moments to myself

Well Barry has started to settle back in. I am still in shock that he is finally home safe and sound.

Barry now has clean laundry, has had a few hot meals and several hot showers.

Now Barry is out getting a new tattoo. LOL

I remember just 7 months ago I was crying because all of my boys were leaving and now they are coming home. Now is my turn to dance.

I told Rusty that is strange. I cried when the boy's left and now I am crying because they are all coming home.

I gave Barry the blanket I made for his baby. I am so glad that Barry will be there to see the birth of his first child. Then it hit. Barry is going back to North Carolina because that is where his wife is. Then he will come back here and pcs in November. I will never get to rock his baby. I have a rocking chair and no babies to rock. Barry promised me that he will be back for a visit and that I will be able to just sit and rock the baby.

Today has been much of the same. Laundry, cleaning, and just still in shock that guys are coming home.

Over the weekend I saw an ad for a free English riding saddle. So I went and picked it up. Rusty and I were thinking that it would be in bad shape. Oh NO! This saddle is so nice. The lady even gave me the pad and the cinch for it. So we started looking on e bay and those saddle's are expensive.

Rusty and I are going to list the saddle on e bay. I have never used and English saddle before but put me in a western saddle and saddle stand back! LOL

Flash back. Rusty and I were over at one of his friends house and they were out looking at this guys horses. Old Fred was saddled up and I knew that old Fred was once used for cattle roping. So I asked if I could ride old Fred. I went out in the arena and set up some cones. I adjusted the leg straps and hopped on. Old Fred and I trotted around for a while and then I said to myself "Lets see if I still have it." Fred and I started going in and out of those cones. I looked like a pro. Rusty and his friend just stood there in shock. Yep I still had it. I think that was the first and the last time Rusty has ever seen me ride.

Well laundry is waiting to be folded, sewing is still waiting for me, and Nikki just called to say that she 100% on her advanced placement geometry quiz. I swear I was never that smart.

11 comments:

lv2trnscrb said...

WTG to Nikki!!! that is an awesome test result for geometry!!!

I'm so happy your boys are coming home one by one!!! tears of joy and happiness that they are back! tears of joy that the Lord kept them safe to return to families and babies!!

interesting someone would give away a saddle like that! I can picture you riding on a horse!!

betty

lsfp1960 said...

Hey Kelli...Craig's List will be cheaper (no listing fee). I always put heavy items on Craig's List because they cost so much to ship & you have a better chance of selling them.  eBay's listing fee is based on the starting price, so they can add up and then the shipping for your buyer is sometimes out of sight. Anyway, just a thought.   It's so nice of you to open your home to the returning Marines.  That's a good thing!   Linda in Washington state

momiscool2 said...

Thats great that Nicki Aced her geometry test!

I think it's great how much you do for the men when they come home and before they leave too! they must really love and appreciate you!

Maybe one day you can go riding again!

Love,

Michelle

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))Congrats to Nikki for getting a 100 percent on Her test.That is kewl you riding on a horse and you will get to also hold Barrys baby.

deshelestraci said...

You got yourselves a deal!  The girls just got done riding tonight.  Emma's teacher makes her ride bareback most of the time and without stirrups all of the time.  Poor kid!  If you can ride in a Western saddle you can ride in an English saddle.  Ridin's ridin'.
Traci

plieck30 said...

Rock those kitties until you can rock a human baby. Paula

helmswondermom said...

I'm so glad your boys are coming home.  I hope they all come home and soon!  I'd love to have seen you riding.  Did you once barrel race?  Congratulations to Nikki!!!
Lori

bojgill4375 said...

I bet you are really glad that he is home safe and sound. My first grandchild did not live close until the age of almost 4. Too cute about the riding. lol Have a great rest of the week. Janie

nelishianatl said...

a 100 in geometry?!  WOW!  I'm so proud of her myself and I don't even know her.  That's awesome.

One day these families will be bringing you all their babies to hold and rock.  And then there'll be babies of your daughters to hold one day faaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrr in the future.

It makes you feel so good to impress the husband like that.  I'm sure he was so proud of you, saying to himself, that's my wife up there.  

You got such a good fortune on finding that saddle.  Good luck on the Ebay selling!


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lurkynat said...

Wow Kelli!:) Big Congrats on Nikkis' 100 grade in Geometry! wowie!:):)
however I disagree! You are sooooooo smart now I know you were that smart then!:)
I am so glad for you that the men have returned! :):) How great!
I am so sorry that you will not see Barry's baby right now and get to rock it; but just think at least how happy you made Barry and the other guys with those quilts! awesome!:):):)
Best Wishes
natalie p.s. I never knew you road hroses hard ! Hey were you a barrel racer? how awesome! you go girl!
nat

gehi6 said...

I learn something new about you.  You rode horses.  Girls in our hometown practiced barrell racing to perform in the rodeos. But it took so much out of me punching cows for my dad, I just didn't have it for anything extra.  He would take me out and scare me to death and then I would try to recover a while, but after that everything was anti-climactic when it came to any horses I could ever ride again.  But those days will live in memory.  I find out every day how much I loved horses.  Gerry