Well kids, it looks like this 4th of July will be my last holiday with child (on the inside at least). My last holiday without fun blue (therefore patriotic) cocktails. My last holiday heading home early because I swear, I've never been so tired in my life. My last holiday with no appealing options like heading down the shore for the weekend, or hosting a BBQ. This last holiday will be spent at home, lovingly forcing my husband to get things done. Of course, I will volunteer to help in short spurts and bring out ice-cold water because I'm not cruel, but mostly I will be supervising...from the kitchen window. Therefore I present to you...and to my husband for the first time, the Independence Day...
Our gutters look like Sherwood Forest and while I hear tales of how nasty it is to clean them, someone's gotta man up and do it. And that man is not me. What I am good at however, is using the blower. I like to make piles and see how OCD I can get with leaves and branches and general outdoor muckety muck. I also like the numb feeling your arm gets after holding the blower for long periods of time. Is that weird?
Anyway, then we move onto the burn barrel. This used to be my brother's job when he was living with us. He would toss the gasoline on the barrel and keep shoving branches and leaves in the fire, smoking up the whole yard. It was great. We're *pretty* sure there are no laws saying we can't do this.
I also need to do something with my front porch. Unfortunately, it's one of those porches that we don't actually use. Everyone uses the side door. So, the front gets neglected. And it shows. Maybe said flag will spruce the place up a little. I decided this year I need a flag. I'm a patriotic girl. I love America. Let's do this.
And finally, painting the back door. I have a feeling this will be one of those projects that John questions...questions, like "whyyyyyy?????" To that I reply with an ever mature "Cause I said so".
So there we have it, a small to-do list of outdoor activities. Sounds fun, eh? Got any fun plans for me to be jealous of?