Monday, February 16, 2009

long time no chat

I can't believe how long it has been since I sat down and wrote. It has not been for lack of trying it has been for lack the computer being free!

Friday I went with Rusty down to Coronado and we had a good time. I got to see some of the people that Rusty works with and that is always a pleasure.

I met a rep guy from this company called camel back. I was looking at these new water bottles that they have out. They are so cool and they are very heavy duty. So I asked the guy is he would be will to donate 20 of them to me. He looked at me kinda funny and said "Why do you need 20 of them?" So I told him about Nikki's mission trips and then he gave me his card and told me to e mail him with a shipping address! Yes! I got a donation for the whole team. Now I am sure that a water bottle seems like a small thing, but when all is said and done it is all the little things that we have to buy that really adds up. So this year I am going to try to get more donations.

Another guy that Rusty works with is from Fiji, so when he found out that Nikki was going there he got all excited. One I find out exactly where she is going I am going to let him know. This guy told me that his family would take Nikki around and show them her island! I do hope that they will be close to where Nikki is going.

Rusty and I got our income tax check on Friday so we went and bought some much needed stuff and then we stuck the rest in savings. We bought a new computer for us, I found a dvd for Ryan that I am putting up for Ryans birthday, and we found an awesome deal on a digital camera that we put up for Nikki's birthday. The Rusty surprised me and took me over to the jewelry counter and told me to pick something out. I got a Ruby bracelet!

I love this bracelet. Yes, I will take a picture of it. Now that I have a new computer I can load pictures. Anyway. We got it at one of the bases, so we paid no tax on it, then it was on sale because someone else sold the ring, so the set was broken up and then on top of that it was 20% off! SCORE!

Amber is dating a marine and we really like this kid. Amber has been talking about moving to Louisiana to live with him. Well this weekend he asked Rusty if it was o.k. Rusty gave him a long speech and then agreed to it. So sometime early next year Amber will be moving out. I am happy for her and me. As long as my children are happy I don't really care what they do. Plus once she moves out I am going to set up a sewing room. Damn it can't she move out sooner? LOL

On Valentines day I mentioned that I needed more fridge art. Now that I do not have little children I have a bare fridge, so the girls sat down and made me fridge art! I was so happy. They even got out the macaroni for me. I was kinda sad watching everyone trying to find the stuff to make fridge art. I have really been slacking in the area of craft supplies.

One of the marines took me out to get my toes and nails done. I so love it! I have not had my nails done in a very long time, and I must say that I love it. I am going to keep the nails on. I think it is o.k. to spoil me that much.

Nikki"s boyfriend Chris really shocked me. He got me a valentines day card,but it was what he wrote on the card that put a smile on my face. He said that I have gone above and beyond for him and that I have changed his life for the better. I smiled because that was my goal. I wanted to show that kid that not everyone is out for themselves. I am glad that I gave him a lesson in compassion.

I found out yesterday that Nikki wants to go to winter camp, so she is working on the fundraisers for that. I was also informed that some people at the church are trying to help Chris raise the money to go to winter camp. Can you believe that this kid has never been to camp? I just can't imagine.

Well it is raining here and that is fine by me because I have some house work to catch up on. I am not even sure if I want to get dressed today!


Indigo said...

LOL love the lol cat graphic. That's pretty honorable the guy asked Rusty about Amber moving in with him. I would love a spare room of my own. As it is Paul has the only spare room in this house for his musical equipment.

Yay! For the new computer. I can't believe Chris has never been to Every kid should at least have the experience once. (Hugs)Indigo

Linda's World said...

I got my refund on Wednesday. Not much but some is better than none. Probably you folks need that rain down there. It's been very dry for a long time in southern California. They're saying we may bet a mixture of rain & snow later today. Quite frankly, I've seen enough snow to last a life time. Have a good day...Linda in Washington

Chrissie said...

Glad to hear that things are going well for you.
I'm so happy you got a new comp whoo hoo and jewelry to boot. Go girl.
Can't wait to see pictures now.
Take care, Chrissie

a corgi said...

calling, lots going on!!! I'm glad you/Rusty got some time alone and that bracelet sounds wonderful!!! glad you guys got your tax refund too to buy some needed items!!

don't you love the rain??


Queenneenee said...

you are a power of example for all of those kids. Too bad there aren't more caring, compassionate, responsible parents raising children in this country. You deserve those gifts you and Rusty got. Sometimes its not just about the kids. Even though they will probably use the computer more than you will!

Nelishia said...

You are a huge role model for many of the kids. I will send you some fridge art by a real small kid. KATIE. I hope you get your sewing room and I hope you miss Amber eventually. That is a really great connection for Nikki and will be so helpful. That was smart and fast thining getting the donations.
Awesome on the new computer. I am personally looking forward to lots more pictures from you and your awesome stuff.
I never went to camp ever. My parents wouldn't allow it and couldn't afford it nor did they try to raise funds and when I was larger they just wouldn't permit it so there was no reason for me to try to raise the funds either. I was a girl scout.

Hugs, Nelishia

Pamela said...

A new computer...and a new bracelet?? WOW you had a nice Valentine's even though they were not for that. Congrats to Amber! Sounds like she found a good guy. I wonder how she will like Louisiana? I know you are gonna miss her a lot.
Hope you enjoyed the rainy day. I love the rain. We don't get enough of it.
Have a good night.

Paula said...

Wow it sounds like everything is coming up roses for you. I'm so glad for you. As for the ceramic cat I have one just like that and its open in back with a toilet brush in it. lol

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Glad you & Rusty got some time alone and that new computer & bracelet sounds great!

Traci said...

Wow. As usual, I'm way behind on your life. Always something going on. So amazing that you have changed another life. Chris is a blessed boy to realize how special you are to him.

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