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. http://thoughtofasonerwhitewomen.blogspot.com/2008/07/nikki-is-home.html
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.