Tuesday, June 9, 2009

this is the good stuff!

Look at big the babies are getting. The two orange one's are just a little bit bigger then this. These kittens slept there all day.... it made it very hard to cut material, but I got it done.

Yesterday was just filled some unexpected surprises. I got online and I was checking my e mail when I saw someone from freecycle giving away graduation decorations and some serving dishes. I e mailed the lady and she said that I could have them. She even gave us a ton of balloons!

This was a moment when I knew what were doing was the right thing. I have learned that when you do the right thing everything else falls into place. The other day Rusty and I decided to give Chris a graduation party. Nothing fancy, just us and the marines, burgers and dogs on the grill. I figured I would either make him a cake or go buy one. We really had not planned for a graduation party, so I was trying to keep it on the cheap. Then the extra decorations showed up. I have decided to make Chris a cake and put the money we save from that toward a new pair of jeans for him.

Nikki invited all of his friends from youth group, but none of them can be bothered. There is one family from the church coming over, and that is just perfect to me. See the family that is coming is the same family that always brings us food when we need. UMM Like when I was sick or when I went back to Chicago to lay my sister to rest. They are always right there to lend a helping hand. The funny thing about this family, is that they don't have a pot to piss in, but they will give you the shirt off their back if you ask them for it. Those are my kind of people.

Then I also found someone on freecycle that was looking for a stroller. Guess what I had sitting in my garage? I gave them the stroller and this little toy box thing that I had. I love seeing people get what they need, and getting it for free.

My girlfriend out in Iowa called me yesterday, and she and the triplets are moving back here! They will be stationed about two hours away, but that is still a lot closer then Iowa. I can't wait to have them here. Sometimes I hate having friends that are in the service because they always move away. Well now they are coming back and I can't wait.

Yesterday while I was running an errand I noticed that someone was throwing away a ton of long 2x4. When I got back home I asked Chris and Nikki to please take Rusty's truck and go get them. We now have wood to make a bonfire with. When the triplets were younger we use to make a bonfire so they could roast marshmallows. I was so thrilled to find that wood. Plus we will be able to reuse it instead of it going into the landfill.

Yesterday I got the cleaning bug. I scrubbed down one of the bathrooms very well. I even washed the doors and the top of the door jams! I hope I don't catch that bug again today. I really want to get some sewing done.

I have been trying my best to not get dressed, and for the most part it has been working. I love living in my pj's. If this weather would ever warm up I might get a chance to wear my swim suit again. Oh well for now it is off to the shower and then off to the store to pick up some stuff for dinner.

Life is good.

9 comments:

a corgi said...

that is so sweet of you/Rusty to give Chris a graduation party! you know he will be so thrilled about it, no matter who comes, because you/Rusty cared enough for him to make this day/time special for him. I'm glad you got the decorations free too.

so glad your friend with triplets is moving closer back here! I bet it will be fun to reconnect with her once she's "in town" and settled!!

I'm enjoying this cool weather since I know once it breaks, we'll have HOT weather for the rest of the summer, so I'm enjoying no air conditioning/lower electric bills, but I wish it would warm up just a tad......

betty

Gerry said...

How nice to give Chris a graduation party! Yep, you are doing a good job to make that kid feel wanted in the world and that is very important I think. I especially wanted to tell you to go to Life on a Bison Farm and see those adorable kittens her cat she could not catch had and she photographed. I said I must see that Kelli sees these. And then I come here and see more adorable kitten photos.

Missie said...

The kittens are so cute!

Have a good night.

Lori said...

I like seeing these kinds of posts from you! I think it's great that you're giving Chris a party and so glad that you got all those supplies free!

Small Footprints said...

I just love that feeling one gets when everything falls into place ... like all the cosmic forces have joined together to tell you that your actions are right! Fabulous!

Thanks for sharing!

Small Footprints
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Queenneenee said...

you are such a kind lady, and good things happen when you do the right thing. So there you go!

Paula said...

There should be a star in your crown. You are always doing something nice for someone. I'm glad your friend is moving closer.

Nelishia said...

I loved reading this post. You're right. Everything happens on time when you're doing the right thing and what you're supposed to be doing. I'm so glad for Chris that his angels showed up. We're the same kind of family that brings food. IF we lived closer, I'd be right there to congratulate him too. I'm glad your friend is going to be so much closer. Cutting fabric with kittens under your feet. I clean house almost as much as you but I have to admit you are the winner. I love to give and receive from Freecycle. I hope the party is something Chris will remember his entire life. People really do care.

Melissa said...

i like ppl lke that 2

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