Yesterday was a good day. My first stop was the wounded warrior center. Once we got the quilts inside, we met a marine that was just checking in. So we used this marine to hold up all the quilts. This marine actually chose three quilts. He chose a big one for his bed and a small one for his son, and he chose a Christmas quilt. He looked like a kid in the candy store.
I called Rusty and told him that I got to meet one of the warriors and that he chose two of my quilts! I just couldn't believe that he liked my quilts. Rusty said "well isn't that a good thing?" Yes, it is. I am just always amazed. Last year when I made the quilt for the missionary... the missionary was crying in the pictures. She just could not believe the kindness of strangers. I do need to be reminded that quilts are special and that not everyone lives with a quilter.
Then I headed over to the animal shelter to deliver their quilts. Someone from the base decided that the shelter needed a face lift. They are getting a drop ceiling put in, new sky lights, and Central air and central heat. I was very happy to see all the work being done.
I went up to the exchange to grab some lunch. While their someone turned a bunch of sailors loose, and they were all in dress uniforms. They looked so nice. I love the blue cracker jack uniform. It just looks so crisp. I once told Rusty that I think it looks better then the marines dress blues, but he had to disagree.
Then I went on the hunt for a Christmas gift for Rusty. Nothing I saw spoke to me. I usually have his Christmas gift picked out in January so I have to to work on it all year. This year I have nothing. Rusty and I don't really exchange gift's, we try to do something for each other, or if we do give a gift we try to really shock the person.
In the past I have:
* made him a marine corps quilt, which he still sleeps with.
* the fist year we had Rusty's china, I broke it all out and served him a full meal on it.
* I bought Rusty his mini medals. Now that was not easy. I had to go gather up all of his medals, drive down to the base. Fight every other person in the exchange, and then I had to find all the stars that go on them.
Over the years, the look on Rusty's face has been priceless. This year I am at a loss.
I have started cutting out another quilt and I will somehow get it done before Christmas. I don't really have a lot going on today, so my goal is to get about half the quilt done.
I do have a ton of little things to get done, like clean our bathroom, and do some laundry. Oh my day's are just filled with excitement.
I better get moving if I hope to get everything done.