Friday, December 19, 2008

Busy, Busy,Busy

I was just a little busy yesterday. I had a long to do list, but I did not get it all done, so today I need to finish up. I am trying to get everything done before my mom comes in. I don't want to have to be cleaning while everyone is here for the holiday's.

At some point yesterday afternoon I suggested to Amber that she go get Ryan from school and go up in the mountains and play in the snow. The girls wanted to go, but Amber did not want to drive up there.

Then it hit me. I know why she does not want to drive up there. She has never driven on snow or ice before. I grew up driving on that stuff, so I just assume that every can. I will need to ask Rusty to take Amber up there and teach her how to drive in the snow, how to get out of a skid, and all that fun stuff that goes along with winter weather.

Sticking to my true white trash roots. I drove the children up there, but I never even got dressed. Yep, I stayed in my pj"s and my robe all day, so that is what I wore to drive the kids up the mountain. I really did not care, after all I was not getting out of the car. I have no desire to play in the snow. I hate being cold!

All of the children had fun and I know that is the important thing. While I may hate the snow, I need to remember that my children have not grown up in the snow. I need to remember that it is the little things like a snowball fight, that kids enjoy.

The quilt at the top of the page is the quilt that I was asked to make. This quilt is going to Warren. Now there is a story behind Warren, so go grab a hot drink and settle down.

Warren was in the military, I can't tell much more then that, I met him at the VFW. Warren tends bar and often cooks dinners.

Then it happened. Someone found out that Warren is HIV positive. The old people started raising hell about all of this. They wanted warren fired from tending bar, and they did not want him cooking anymore. This battle came to a head at a post meeting. When Rusty came home I asked him what the out come was. Warren gets to stay.

I was very glad to hear that. The next time I saw Warren I said "Warren, I am not a member of the post, so I knew it was not my place to go to the meetings, however I am so glad that you are still here. You can make me a drink and a meal anytime." Warren cried.

Over the years Warren has been in and out of the hospital for a lot of different things. I make it a point to go see him. I am the only one that goes and sees him. I guess I am the only one who knows you can't catch HIV from visiting someone in the hospital?

I found out that no one invited Warren to Thanksgiving dinner. I could not believe it. I told Rusty if I had known that I would have invited him. That was when I said "People can be so cruel to him". Rusty said "Yes, and they do it on purpose."

When Warren found out that I was in the hospital he pulled Rusty aside. Warren said "I hear Kelli was in the hospital?"

Rusty: "Yes she was, but she is home now and doing much better."

Warren: "Do you this shovel? I am going to shove this up your ass sideways the next time you do not tell me that Kelli is sick."

Rusty: "I will tell you next time"

So Warren is coming to Christmas dinner. I will make it a point to invite Warren to every holiday event we have. Also Warren has wanted one of my quilts for a long time, so here it is. Warren has no idea that it is coming, so I am hoping to get a picture of him when he sees his quilt.


a corgi said...

love the pictures of the snow!! I think it is good to get used to driving in snow; I was terrified when we were first in Montana and driving on it and then got to be a "pro" as the years went by. Mr. Cadillac learned how to drive on snow and ice so he's so comfortable with skidding and actually enjoys it while I still would panic; glad the kids enjoyed the snow; I would have stayed in the car too!

such a sad story about Warren but I'm so glad that you have a heart Kelli and that you made him that beautiful quilt and that you consider it an honor for him to be your friend!! that is what Jesus would do; reaching out to those who are "unlovable". You will be blessed by the Lord for your generosity and kindness

I hope you have a good visit with your mom; I know that you have "issues" with each other but just give her a great big hug and be thankful she can spend Christmas with you and yours!


Paula said...

Awww wishing Warren well. i'm sure he will appreciate the quilt. No one around here knows how to drive in snow and ice but then we don't have to know except about every ten years. I guess that is why everything closes down when it does happen.

Melissa said...

love the quilt...and it is so cruel how ppl can be

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Great pics of snow. I hope you have a good visit with your mom. Great quilt. I am sure he will appreciate the quilt.

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