Wow! Hubby spoilt me yesterday. He gave me a white gold, diamond and opal anniversary ring, some new perfume, and a HUGE bunch of flowers. They smell wonderful! The whole house smells. We then went on base and had dinner and a movie. Taco Bell and Hanna. Haha I gave him a silver ID bracelet with his name engraved on it and a silver tie bar with his initials engraved on it as well. Here are some photos:
Well, I have started to pack up and organize my scrap room. I am not sure if I am going to have go. Between you, me and the wall; I think I am going to have to. I do not want to have to go back early but someone has to take care of the house. It can not sit empty for a long period of time. I just made an appointment for the dogs to get their rabies shots up to date. They will have to come with me. I think I get 500 lbs of stuff I can bring with me. I was packing a bunch of my scrapstuff up so I will have something to do while out there. I am trying to also sort out linens, and a few pieces of furniture to take as well. We have our bedroom suite in storage along with all the appliances, and yard tools. So I will have to arrange to have that delivered when I get out there. I will also have to look for a car when I get there. But I will only have about $5000 to spend on one. I am going to have use the inheritance I get from my Grandad to get that and give up on getting a iMac. :-( I will also have to look for work when I get there. This is not going to be very fun. It would be the first Christmas I have spent away from Dave since we got married.
It is looking more and more like I may have to fly back to the MS house in a couple of months. If we do not get any renters in it we can not just let it sit empty for 9 months. It is not what I really want to do but....if I have to I have to. We may try and bring our youngest son over here while I am gone to help my husband prepare for the move back to MS next summer since I would not be here to help. I would not have much furniture to live with while there. Only what we have in storage and I may be able to get the gov to ship about 500 lbs of stuff from here to MS. So that would have to be any scrap stuff I want, towels, sheets, any dishes that we could split up and any winter clothes that I would need.Ugh!!!! So much to think about.
Here are a few new cards that I have been working on. I hope you like them. The first one is a sympathy card I made for a fiends who's mother just died. I used my Imagine and the French Manor cart to cut out the bird and the branch. The pink flower is by Prima and I colored it using my Cherry Blossom glimmer mist.
The bird cage was cut using my Imagine and a Cricut cart. Not sure which one though. lol The flowers are Prima. The paper is from a paper pack is from Craftworkcards and it is the botanical collection. It is from England.
I love the colors of this one. The butterfly is by Jolees.
Don't you just love them? I called my MIL last night to check on her because of the fire in Sierra Vista and to let her know that we put her birthday package in the mail. All she did was yell at me because my youngest owes her $200 for two months rent. She called them trash. That really hurt. Since she thinks they are trash that must mean I am trash as well because I raised them. Every time we call all she can do is bitch and complain. I hung up on her and went to bed in tears. My kids are good boys they just do not dance on attendance for her. Every one I talk to tells me that they have good manners. They are her damn grandkids....how can she say that about them? We have bent over backwards to help her over the years! I bet we have spent over $50 thousand on her or the house but did we get a single word of thanks? No. She has always belittled me over the years. I am so upset about this. I called my eldest, Rob last night and he was in the process of helping a friend's parents evacuate because of the Monument fire outside of Sierra Vista. My husband has a cousin that owns a house in the area that has been evacuated. We are not sure of the status of it yet. And to top it off my Mom is in the hospital to repair a botched knee replacement that she had done two years to the day ago. I worry about her. She does not do well with the anesthesia or pain meds. She starts talking gibberish, drops off to sleep in the middle of a word or forgets everything. It is almost like she has alzhiemers. So I am worried about her as well.
Just been sitting here thinking that we have never had friends close enough to give us any birthday parties or anniversary parties. :-( Just feeling kinda lonely today. Our 25th anniversary is the 22nd and we do not know anyone here to invite over so we could have a party to celebrate. It has been like that all my life. I guess I am not very friendly or something. This is what comes from being on the move so often. I have never been invited to any parties. I have tons of scrapbook supplies that I would love to be able to share with friends. The closest friends I have are old high school friends and they are not all that close. The only person I really talk to often is my Mom. I try to call her every other day. Just feeling kinda sad today. I guess most people do not like me. I would love to have a close girlfriend that I can share giggles and laughs or even tears with. It comes from not liking going out and trying to make friends because I do not like rejection so it is a catch 22. I am just afraid people will not like me. I just want to get back to the US so at least I can be in the same country as my old high school friends and can call them with out waking them up in the middle of the night. If I died do I have anyone besides Dave and my mother who would care? I slowly realize this as I sit here with tears slowly slipping down my face. No, I do not have anyone who would. I do not think that even my kids would. I am just tired of being alone.
Here are a couple of photos that I took the other day on our ride along the Rhine river. It is a famous area for all kinds of castles. It is a really pretty area.
Here are photos of my mail haul today. I got in all my smash book stuff!!!! I also got a box of K&company supplies. I love their Abrinna(sp) line and the watercolor line. The colors are really bright. Some of my favorite colors are in that line. I just need to figure out what to make with all that stuff. Any suggestions???? Haha
I will sit down tomorrow and pull out all my souvenirs and stuff I have been saving to put into a scrapbook.
I am going to try to keep this updated with my attempts in the scrapping and card making world. I will also throw in bits and pieces of my daily life. My hobbies are photography and scrapbooking/cardmaking. I have been happily married to my high school sweetheart for 23 years. We have two boys, ages 23 and 18.