Monday, February 2, 2009

father of the year


So here I sit with my head clogged up. I feel like my head is huge! I at this change of weather, because now I am sick.
Saturday I got a call from a strange number. I answered the phone and the person on the other end said "Mom it Dustin, and I am at March I will be at Pendleton in just a few hours." I did the best happy dance that I could considering my head hurt.
I jumped in the bath and got dressed. It does not matter how bad I feel, one of the marines was coming home and I would be there come hell or high water.
Then I hear one of the marines yell "Hey mom do you want to ride bitch?" Hell yes I do! I was not about to pass up the chance to ride on a Harley with a good looking guy!
That was not the smartest thing I could have done. Going 80 miles an hour down the freeway with a cold and being pelted by gravel, but it was worth it.
I was standing right in front of Dustin when his First Sergent said Marines attack your families. I ran up and jumped on him. My farm boy was home!
Over the weekend the girls found someone giving away a tanning bed. Rusty went and got the bed for the girls and even help set it up for them. He told the girls that on payday he would go buy them a transformer so they can tan. The girls were on cloud 9 all weekend! Rusty said "I don't understand why they need a tanning bed since we live in southern California, but heck I just won father of the year!" Yes he did.
Today I am going to try to get some stuff done around here. I so do not feel good, but life moves on and so must I.
I did finally call my uncle. It was kinda strange talking to him, but it was good to finally speak to someone in my family. We exchanged e mails and he asked if he and his new wife could come for a visit. I said yes. I am really interested in getting to know my uncle. One thing that I find strange is that my uncle's youngest daughter is in her third year of college. That means that she is not much older then Amber!
Well it is another sunny day here in the socal. So I should get moving. I may even go sit in the sun for a while. Maybe getting some sun will make me feel a little bit better.

9 comments:

a corgi said...

wow, a tanning bed! that sounds great!! I loved tanning in Montana; it was always so nice and toasty warm! bet all will get great use out of it!!

that motorcycle ride sounds like great fun!! so glad another "boy" got home safe and sound from Iraq!!

see you tomorrow :)

betty

Paula said...

Feel better Kelli.

nancybrownowl said...

hi Kelli, nancybrownowl here glad your phone call made you forget how you were feeling made you find your get up and go!!!!! as for the motorcycle long time since i was on one and it was in chicago my nephews all i remember was holding on for dear life and my eyes shut lolcheerio for now God Bless from nancybrownowl xx fergus and minnie woof woof!!

Melissa said...

feel better

just me said...

Hope you get feeling better soon.
That ride on the motorcycle sounds like so much fun.
I am glad you are there for your guys coming home. They all need someone to be there for them.
Barbara

My Outside Voice said...

sunshine is always good... get to feeling better..

THE QUEEN.

Traci said...

Hope your head feels better soon! Our temps are going up and down faster than a roller coaster. I'm surprised we all aren't sick. I'm glad you were there for your boy to come home! I know it meant a lot to him!

Michelle said...

I hope you feel better fast!

Sounds like great fun on the motorcycle.

Love,

Michelle

Gerry said...

I am glad that you are open to getting better acquainted with your uncle. I feel bad that your relations with your mother and sister have not been nurturing. I am hoping that this will be a better experience, anyway, it seems worth taking a risk to find out if there is something there to build on. Tanning has always seemed quite dangerous to me, so I am hoping your girls don't become tanning fiends as I have seen some of the young do. It always seems like our hot sun in Phoenix is to be taken in relatively small doses, but on the other hand those who try to go without sun will pay. Gerry

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