Thursday, June 4, 2009

where does it all come from?

The last few day's I have been really cleaning and cleaning out. I have no idea what has gotten into me, but it makes me wonder. How does my house get so dirty when I am always cleaning. How do we accumulate so much crap, when we never even buy crap? Those are my questions for the universe, but until they are answered I must keep cleaning and cleaning out.

Yesterday I made some little boys day. I had posted an ad on craigslist to get rid of all of Ryans old toys. Toy's which he has never played with and are in perfect condition. I was so happy to someone getting joy out of our "old" stuff. Not to mention I would hate to see it all go into the trash. I just hate throwing out stuff that other people can use.

Today I am going to get to list some more stuff to get rid of. I have a stroller that is in awesome condition. I have no babies here, but we had picked it up once when Nikki was babysitting for a family that had small children. Today it is going to a new home!

Chris is doing so good, and I must say that I am very proud of him. Next week Chris will graduate for high school. To some that might not sound like a big deal, but to me it is. To me it means that he has beaten the odds. For a kid that is homeless, he is moving on with his life and not allowing his past to keep him down. That is something to be proud of!

Amber is going to go to Oregon for a few weeks. She will be heading up there with Jake and I just know that she will have a blast. Jakes mom Jolyn, will be happy to have Amber that. I know that this will be good for Amber. We are not from small town America, so it will be good for her to experience that way of life. This is another opportunity for her to learn and grow.

I spoke to my mom several day's ago. I must be getting a thick skin because she did not suck the life out of me. She did piss me off. Wait am I pissed off or hurt? I am not sure, but what I do know is that the girls are not playing my mom's games any more.

Several months ago my mom asked if the kids could come out for a few weeks. She even offered to pay half of the airfare. I just said well you better hope that they both can afford the other half. I will pay for Ryan, but the girls are on their own. Then the other night she offered to pay for all the children to go out there. I told my mom that I don't have an issue with that, but they have to prove to me that their bill are payed first.

Then it came out. Yep the other shoe dropped. My mom is taking golden chosen child to Alaska for 2 or 3 weeks. The consolation prize is that my children get to go back to Joliet. Neither of the girls sound to happy about all of this. Amber did say that if she does go back there she is just going to hook up with some friends and go clubbing in Chicago.

Neither of the girls have really looked at a calender and figured out how to pay the phone bill up for a month. So we will see if they are going. I guess they are finally old enough to see everything that is going on.

Amber had an awesome birthday. She LOVED the sea turtle earring that we got her. It is so cool to see her get excited over a pair of earrings.

I better get busy and get my house cleaned up. Today is Ryans last day of school, so soon I will get the great privilege of listening to him be "bored". LOL


a corgi said...

glad Amber liked the earrings and had a great birthday! WTG to Chris too for his accomplishments! I think what he did (with your help) is awesome!! I know he'll do good with the rest of his life if he could graduate with so much against him.

bet Amber will enjoy her Oregon trip! sounds like fun

enjoy the weekend ahead

how did you like that thunder/lightening storm yesterday?


Missie said...

Have a good evening!

Odd Mom Out said... is another great way to give away unwanted stuff to people who can use it. :-)

Gerry said...

I knew she would like those ear rings. They sounded perfect. I have tried to figure out how one woman (me) could have so much garbage, a lot of it just packaging. That's America. When I was working in the cosmetic factory packaging was a big deal. I preferred working on the cosmetics that were packaged in the simplest boxes, although some days I had to help make those little boxes all day long. Packaging in many cases is probably more expensive than the product! So interesting questions you are raising about waste. Everything for convenience. I am sure people in other countries don't forget to take their bags like I do, or they might not have any way to get their purchases home! Gerry

LYN said...



Melissa said...

clutter travels at the speed of light.

Lori said...

I'm glad Amber had such a nice day! I wish the cleaning bug would really get hold of me! I've been doing a bit here and there, but there is so much to still do! If the universe ever answers your question as to why things just keep getting dirty when you clean constantly, please pass on that info to me.

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