Friday, December 12, 2008

it is Friday

I am glad that it is Friday. Not that I really have anything planned for the weekend, but at least Rusty will be home early.
Last night was one of those nights when I should have slept on the sofa. All Rusty did all night was toss and turn and talk. I have never heard that man as much as he did last night. Sometimes I can figure out what he is saying. One time he was yelling at someone to get down, another time he was yelling because there was not enough fuel. Last he was just rambling. So to say the least I did not get much sleep.
Today I need to work on a quilt, get dinner started (bbq beef sandwiches) and do all the things that a stay at home mom does. Yesterday, Tom asked me what vitamins I take. I do take vitamins, but I am not sure what I run on. Could it be my a type personality? Could it be that no one knows what momma does until momma don't do it? Could it be that I am an over achiever..... my old teachers would disagree with that! I don't know, I just do it.
I talked to my mom last night and she will be here on the 19th. She will arrive in San Diego early in the day, so she is going to take the train to Oceanside, and then Rusty will pick her up. It will be nice to see my mom, but I know that by the end of her visit I will be glad to see her go.
Why is that? Why do mother get under their daughters skin? I am trying so hard not to be my mom.
Yesterday one of Amber's friends was over and he said that he has to be out of the house by Feb. I was like what? Yep his parents told him "You are 18, so get out". I am hearing that more and more. I don't get it. Now that the girls are older I love having them around. Trust me when they were two you could have taken them! Now I can actually have a conversation with them, they help me out more, and I love hanging out with them.
I will say that as far as the girls go my parenting has changed. I am not longer teaching I am more guiding. I love the age that they are at now.
Amber thought she had a job, but that job fell through. She is just so bummed. Amber did finally figure out how to apply for unemployment. I told her not to worry that I would help her out. Amber just feels like such a heal because she is use to being able to provide for her own needs.
Yesterday Nikki and I were talking about way's for her to raise money for her missions trip. This year she will be heading to Fiji. We need to raise almost $3,000 and I know that Nikki can do it. We have about $500 in her account now. So we made a list of people that have sponsored her in the past and we also added in a few business. We will be having a lot of yard sales and then the mission group always does fundraisers. I would like to say that everything should go well this year, but it never does. One year our bank account got frozen, last year we were in the middle of a move when she came up short. However the Lord has always provided for these trips even if satin does not want her to go.
I think Rusty is happy that Nikki is heading to Fiji this year. I know the marines are happy, because Fiji has less issues then Nicaragua. The marine told Nikki that if anything happened to her they would be going to get her. And since they were in Iraq with weapons, they would just have to steal an aircraft. Rusty said "I will be there waiting for you. How hard can it be to find a blond hair blue eyed child?" Nikki did say that it was kinda scary seeing the communist up close, but she made it. here is the link to some pictures from last year.
I stink, I need a shower, I need to get dinner in the crock pot, I need to go have my morning juice, and then try to do whatever it is that stay at home moms do.


a corgi said...

tell Amber not to feel too bummed out; its the economy; it is unbelievable how many people are out of work

I don't get it either why parents kick their kids out when they are 18; I could not do that; I think they need us just the same if not more when they are young adults as they needed us when they were babies; and in this day and age its virtually impossible to be right on your own at 18; so sad

dinner sounds delicious :)

I'll help with the yard sales if you need help; you know what is also a good fund raiser? or could be and since you are so should make a quilt and have her raffle it off; the ticket prices could be cheap, a $1 or $2; see if she can park herself in front of some store and sell tickets for it; some girl did that when we lived in Montana; I happened to win one of the quilts her mom made but she said the the idea was a good one and she raised a lot of money (she was going to Australia for a swim meet)


Tightening the Corset Again said...

I'll commit to helping Nikki. I don't know how much yet... but I appreciate what she's doing.

I don't know what it is about mothers and daughters but me and my mom definitely have issues...

Happy Friday!

Jeanne said...

I'm so glad I found my way back to you! I remember when Nikki was on her trip last year. And I kids are all older now (two girls, aged 20 and 17 and a boy age 14) and it's MUCH easier for me now. Kick them out??? NO WAY!!!! What the heck are the supposed to do to support themselves? I want ALL of my kids to finish college...and get a job...and THEN they can move out!!

And yes....I like having them here too! I guess we'd be suprised to see how many people throw their kids to the curb...


Traci said...

Emma is really talking about missions as her life's work. I want to encourage that. It's hard for me to do when I just said goodbye to my sister til at least June.
Sorry I haven't been posting any pictures. I've been having computer issues along with a busy life.

Melissa said...

traveling sounds so nice

Martha said...

Just stopping by to catch up on your latest happenings. Hope you got some rest, got all the things done that stay at home moms do and hope you have a great weekend! :-)

mamaof4qts said...

Just dropping by to catch up on the happenings in your life. I understand the mom thing but I think we're destined for I'm gonna try to updats my J tomorrow with pics of the kittens. They are all doing so well and getting very big

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