We have been hard at it for the last couple of days getting mulch,mowing almost 5 acres, and trying to make the yard look pretty. After 10 loads of mulch, 3 trips to get it, and 2 aching bodies we finished all but the back yard.
I love mulch! It just makes such a difference in the way a yard looks but don't get me wrong ( I am not for hire) it is hard work!! I am glad it is a every other year thing for us.
Now, that the girls are a little older and I don't have to hold them and tend to there every need every 5 minutes, I can actually get in there and help Dwayne with all the yard work. I thought I had been doing a pretty d- a- r- n good job. I hooked and unhooked our trailer and went to get all the mulch with kids in tow. I threw mulch just as much as he did and I even spread mulch bare handed. ( I won't name a certain sissy man who must wear gloves to prevent his hands from getting dirty!)
Anyways, I was proud of myself, I thought I was really helping him out. Until, he made a little comment. We were talking yesterday about when he got home I would mow and he would mulch or vise versa. He says, well if you mow I want you to mow a little straighter than you usually do. Ummm??? Excuse me!!
I told him right then how that was an insult to me and he just better be glad that I will even mow the yard. (He is one of those straight line yard mowers, if you can't see straight lines and rows in the grass after you mow then you have done it all wrong.) Not me, I just mow the flippin grass! I worry about stuff like are the kids eating healthy enough not if I can see lines in the yard. Just me though!!
So, I was mowing before he got home and the devil got a hold of me. he he!! I mowed the front yard so nice and pretty to meet his expectations and then I saw my chance in the back yard to make some pretty designs. On about 2 or 3 acres I did a few figure eights, zig zags, and circles. I left it that way until he got home. I knew he would see it because it stuck out like a sore thumb. I laughed at myself all evening!
Do you know, he gave me no reaction! None whatsoever! I had to ask him if he noticed my designs. He said, yeah I noticed! He didn't think it was too funny.
I was going to write I love you in the grass but I am not that advanced in my yard designs yet.
HAVE YOU EVER JUST HAD ONE OF THOSE DAYS THAT YOU WISH WOULD END?
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS ARE ALWAYS KINDA CRAZY BUT YESTERDAY WAS JUST PLAIN NUTS!
FIRST OF ALL DWAYNE TELLS ME HE HAS TO WORK 1 HOUR 1/2 LATER THAN NORMAL. SO THAT JUST STINKS! THEN IT IS LIKE THE KIDS KNOW AND THEY FUSS NON STOP WHILE I AM TRYING TO COOK COOKIES FOR MY CUBBIES AT CHURCH.
DUE TO FEEDING KIDS, BREAKING UP FIGHTS, PUTTING KIDS IN THE CORNER, GETTING CHURCH STUFF READY AND TRYING TO FEED MY GROWLING BELLY.
I PUT THE COOKIES IN THE OVEN AND SET THE TIMER AND THAT IS THE LAST I REMEMBER ABOUT THE COOKIES!
WE GO OUTSIDE AND ABOUT 30 MIN. LATER I GO BACK IN THE HOUSE FOR A MINUTE AND THE SMELL ABOUT KNOCKED ME DOWN. ( I EVEN THOUGHT- WHAT IS BURNING?)
TWO PANS OF CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES ARE NOW CHARCOAL. I TAKE THEM AND THROW PAN AND ALL IN THE BACK YARD.
AS IF THIS DID'NT TICK ME OFF ENOUGH....... WHILE, SCRAPING THE CHARCOAL OFF THE PANS THECAT PEES ON ME!!!! YES, MO PEED ON MY BACK!
OUR POOR NEIGHBORS, I AM SURE THEY ARE CONVINCED I AM NUTS NOW!
OF COARSE THEY WERE OUTSIDE DURING ALL THIS CRAZINESS.
I AM SURE THEY SMELLED THE BURNT COOKIES AND HEARD THE FIRE ALARM GOING OFF AND THEN ME YELLING WHEN I GOT PEED ON.
YALL KNOW MO-THE MOST WONDERFUL CAT IN THE WORLD. (WELL, NOT ANYMORE) BUT TO THE KIDS HE IS THE BEST. I HAD JUST GOTTEN HIM BACK FROM THE VET YESTERDAY FROM GETTING FIXED AND I AM CONVINCED HE WAS GETTING EVEN WITH ME BY PEEING ON MY BACK.
OLD HIGH SCHOOL FRIEND APRIL. I LOVE THIS GIRL AND AM SO PROUD OF HOW FAR SHE HAS COME.
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A WEEKEND!
OTHER THAN ALMOST ENDING UP IN KENTUCKY INSTEAD OF TENNESSEE AND HAVING TO BACK TRACK AND THEN ENDING UP IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN BOON DOCKS INSTEAD OF OUR NICE LITTLE CABIN IN THE MOUNTAINS....... WE HAD A GREAT TIME! ( I LEARNED AND GREAT LESSON, DON'T DEPEND MEMORY TO GET YOU SOMEWHERE, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE DIRECTIONS TO GO BY.) lol
I AM STILL TRYING TO LET EVERYTHING I HEARD SINK IN. I HAD A BLAST! I GOT TO LAUGH WITH A BUNCH OF GODLY WOMEN AND CRY WITH THEM TOO.
THIS WEEKEND WAS A MUCH NEEDED RETREAT FOR ME.
OUR CHURCH IS BLESSED WITH THE MOST AWESOME PREACHERS WIFE EVER. I THINK SO MUCH OF HER. NOT ONLY BECAUSE SHE IS JUST ONE OF THE GIRLS AND UNDERSTANDS EXACTLY WHAT WE ALL GO THROUGH FROM DAY TO DAY BECAUSE SHE GOES THROUGH IT TOO BUT MOST OF ALL SHE IS LIVING ON THIS EARTH FOR GOD AND DOING EXACTLY WHAT HE CALLED HER TO DO. SHE TRULY HAS A GIFT OF SPEAKING. SHE STOMPED ON MY FEET AND BLACKED BOTH MY EYES!! (HAD TO BE THERE) IT TAKES A SPECIAL PERSON TO JUST SAY WHAT NEEDS TO BE SAID BECAUSE DEEP DOWN WE ALL NEED TO HEAR IT.
IT IS JUST AWESOME TO SEE 80+ WOMEN COME TOGETHER FOR THE SAME REASON AND THAT IS GOD!
I CAN SAY 100% THAT GOD WAS ALL AROUND US ALL WEEKEND LONG.
I KNOW THAT HE HAS WORKED IN MY HEART AND SHOWED ME THINGS ABOUT MYSELF THAT I NEED TO WORK ON AND I INTEND ON DOING THAT.
I CAN DEFINITELY SAY THAT I AM STRONGER NOW THAN BEFORE!!
WE HAD ALL KINDS OF FUN...... SOME WENT SNOW TUBING, SHOPPING, KARAOKE (SEE BELOW.)
I hope when I am Ms. Imogene's age I can move like her!! (move it girl move it)
IT IS SO GOOD TO HAVE FUN IN THE LORD!! TO ALL YOU GIRLS THAT WENT, I LOVE YOU ALL AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR.
LAST NIGHT I WAS FOLDING CLOTHES IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM AND AUBREE HAD CAME IN THERE BEGGING ME TO GO UP STAIRS WITH HER. I TOLD HER I WAS BUSY TO GO GET HER DADDY AND HE WOULD. SHE GOES TO MY BATHROOM WHERE DWAYNE WAS TAKING A SHOWER AND COMES BACK TO ME WINING AND I SAY...... WHAT IS IT? SHE SAYS.......DADDY CAN'T HE GOT BOOTY STANK.
I HEARD EXACTLY WHAT SHE SAID BUT WAS SURE SHE DIDN'T SAY WHAT I HEARD.
OH, BUT SHE DID. AFTER I LAUGHED MY HEAD OFF. I WENT STRAIGHT TO THE SOURCE AND HE SAID WHAT..... DID SHE SAY BOOTY STANK.
SO, I AM GONNA TO APOLOGIZE NOW FOR ANY OF YOU THAT MAY COME AROUND MY SWEET AUBREE. IF SHE SAYS YOU HAVE BOOTY STANK. PLEASE KNOW, SHE DID NOT LEARN THAT FROM ME!!!!!!!!!!
I am a stay at home mom married to a wonderful man of almost 9 years. We have two beautiful daughters and two cats, Cheetah and Mo.
I am blessed with a big family who I love dearly. Lots of friends that I couldn't live without.