Wow I can't believe that the house is finally empty.
So last week I was showing Rusty one of the quilts I finished and he said "You know the V.A. hospital is collecting lap quilts for the patients." Rusty then showed me the flyer.
I said "well I might be able to make one or two of them but I could not do anything in bulk." That was the end of the subject.
Then a few day's later I said "You know if we did some tie blanket's we could really do a lot of lap quilts if I could find someone to give us the money for the material."
Rusty said "Well I have to go down to the post, so let me ask if any of them would like to help."
Lets just say that this has spiraled way beyond anything I could have dreamed up.
The VFW is going to donate 30 quilts, George donated two, and another friend donated 3! My goal is 50 quilts and I know that I can reach it.
Now that is a lot of tieing, so I asked one of my friends who is a teacher if any of her student's needed some community service hours. So her class is going to tie. Nikki and all of her friends are going to be tieing, so they can get more community service hours.
I am slowly seeing this whole thing coming together! I am so excited.
Berry is trying like you would not believe to get out of here. Berry found out on Friday that the doctor is going to induce his wife. We are hoping that someone can push him through all the red tape and get him home with in the next few day's. It would be so sad for him to be this close and still miss his first child being born.
Rusty and I did not go on our date this weekend. But that is O.K. After spending $285 at the commissary we could not see going out to eat.
So I spent yesterday watching Rusty do a tune up on the car and truck. Then I edged and mowed the yard, and I even trimmed one of the tree's back. Rusty came over and swept and helped pick up the branches. It was so nice to just spend time with Rusty even if we did yard work.
I did however make Rusty a very nice dinner.
I have adopted a young man from our church. I adopted Aaron, because that is Nikki's future husband. I will be doing his laundry, making sure he get's fed, and has anything else that he might need.
I should explain who Aaron is. Nikki and Aaron met at summer camp. They talked on the phone and wrote for a while and then Aaron went off to boot camp, and then off to Iraq. Aaron called my cell phone while he was in Iraq. He wanted to talk to Nikki, but Nikki was in school. Aaron said that everyone he called never picked up, so I talked to this young man for and hour and half on the phone.
It was at that moment that I knew he was right for Nikki. There is only one problem. Nikki is 16 and Aaron is 19. The Army look's down on that.
Aaron parents came to pick Nikki up, and she got to see him come home from Iraq, and now he is working at our church! So, I will take care of him.
I have a lot to do today. I suddenly have a full plate, so I need to get moving.