Wednesday, December 3, 2008

It made me smile

So yesterday I stopped at target to see if they had they belts I needed. Now I am not suppose to shop at target because they are owned by the French and they do not support the military, but I had no choice but to look there. I pulled into the parking lot and it is full of the special ed buses. I walk into the store and there were a ton of special ed children in there shopping for Christmas. I just smiled because I know that in a few years that will be Ryan in there shopping. Not only were they in there shopping but the target employees had set up a wrapping station and they were wrapping the gifts for the children. It just made my heart melt. These special ed children were so proud of the fact that they had a very nicely wrapped present to give.
On the way home from Target The traffic report came on. "Please avoid the 215 north as there is a military convoy taking up the freeway and they are moving slow". Yep. My husband will be seeing them out in 29 palms. I love seeing the convoys. I will pull off the road and sit on the hood of my car and just wave to them.
I was a sewing fool yesterday. I do not know what got into me, but I just sat down at my machine and started going to town. That is a good thing since I have a ton of sewing I need to get done before next Wednesday.
Today I am have to get into Ryan's room and go through some boxes of clothes. Over the summer I had two ladies give me a ton of clothing for Ryan and all the winter stuff I just shoved into a box, well I guess it is time for me to look at everything and figure out what exactly he has and does not have. Once I am done with that I am going to go back to my sewing.
I went on my no spending diet several months ago and I have to tell you that I am still keeping up with it, and it is really paying off. If it were not for me questioning every purchase and making do with what I had on hand.... well we would be in trouble. By watching every purchase I had the money to buy a new vacuum and to pay Amber's phone bill this month. I am just amazed at much money was wasted on stupid stuff.
I talked to my case worker yesterday and he told me to go ahead and file my appeal. He said it would actually be good for my case. So today I am going to file for an appeal hearing and I am going to try to get in touch with my congressmen. I may loose this whole case, but I am going to go down fighting!
Yesterday I found out the boyfriends mother had tossed the boyfriends cat outside. No what pisses me off about the whole thing is that cat has been an inside cat for over a year, and they (Nikki and the boyfriend) were telling me how scared this cat was. I do understand that they cat sprayed, but there are ways to solve that..... get the animal fixed. The boyfriend told me that he wants to get the cat fixed but that his mother is making him pay for it and the boyfriend does not have a job.
So I am going to call our animal control and get a hold of the low coast spay and neuter clinic. They do it for $10. Heck I am even going to offer to get all three of the cats fixed. I know this family would just let the animals keep breeding out of control, and then people like me end up having to foster the kittens. Oh don't get me started.
I better go get my day started. I have a lot to get done.


Heli gunner Tom said...

Hi Kelli,
Just a word to the wise-- like you, don't worry about offending me or anyone else. Things get so blown out of proportion when we jump at any sort of "offense!" LOL! I love your Blog too! Don't worry--Be Happy! You are a very nice lady and I just want to be your friend.
God Bless you and your home.


natalie said...

Wow Kelli!:) you are sooo busy!
that is great!
My favorite part of this entry was your mention of the special kids shopping and saying that one day Ryan would be with them!:)
I am so proud of you for sticking to your budget!You are great in this way and very unusual!
I loved the part where you pulled off the road to wave to the guys!:)
that is so you Kelli!
I also love it that you are going to do some sewing soon!
You go Kelli!

Melissa said...

the special kids at my school went to target and the $1 store yesterday, I was wondering why, now I know, lol. :)

Chrissie said...

Glad you got your sewing out. That was nice of them to let the kids do that how special for them. Glad to hear all the saving is paying off.
Take care, Chrissie

Small Footprints said...

I love the part about the special ed kids ... most of us are so concerned about making sure that kids have gifts ... we sometimes forget how important it is for them to give also.

Take Care!

Small Footprints

Paula said...

During the war we lived out in the boonies. When we saw a convoy passing we ran down the lane to watch and wave. It kinda gives you chills, doesn't it?

a corgi said...

Target also does that same thing for the elderly; I think its a nice gesture. I'm trying your no spending/zero spending and I got it down; hubby has it down; son is somewhat learning it LOL. actually its nice to have some control over the money instead of the money having control over me.

I think its good for you to appeal; at least you will know you tried to do everything you could with it, win or lose


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