Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Get Your Mind in the Gutter Please

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?

10 comments:

Mrs. Adventure said...

Well we are bringing the vacation to Bungalow 34... not planing on doing quite as much work as you though. BTW your love of your arm going numb craked me up... thanks for the laugh you are a nerd indeed princess!

gobblesmom said...

love the to-do list, but it's not nearly as long as it should be!

we're having a lil bbq on the 3rd, feel free to come on over! i think the isrut is making an appearance as well...

Lisa said...

Headed to Wildwood Friday and Saturday to do some rides and drink my face off!

kp said...

Impressive list! Good luck getting everything done. Also, a nice little potted plant might help your front porch a little. Choose something low maintenance that is always green so you don't have to really "care" about it. You can even tie some kind of red/white/blue bow around it for added points.

I have to go visit my in-laws. What I wouldn't give for an adult beverage - patriotic-themed or not :)

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

Too funny! I have no major plans, besides consuming lots of sweets and washing them down with plenty of beers. But I did give my boyfriend a list a mile long of stuff I'd like him to do!

Becky said...

We're going to a bbq but other than that not much. That stuff might be a pain but when you get things like that done (that really only you would notice), it makes a world of difference!

LizzieBeth said...

As much fun as your weekend sounds I plan on dressing in a fabulous cocktail dress, killer pink heels and cutting a rug at my good friends wedding in Lancaster.

Have fun with the leaves ;)

LB

/snark

Katie said...

Dude, you need to have John call Andy. He bought this magical plastic netting stuff from Home Depot. It's inserted over the gutter once, and it prevents them from ever getting clogged. It's seriously like a few bucks for a few yards. He really needs to seek that crap out and save himself the strife.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Umm.... why should you paint the door, John? Because your wife is currently growing a human. Which means she gets whatever the f she wants. Mmmhmmmm

Anonymous said...

A. I want my mexican back!
B. What she didn't mention was the weekend I was planning on doing the gutters she had me tear apart the powder room in the GH.(Floor, paint, new electrical done) It still needs to be completed.
C. Katie, need the name of the gutter guard product.

DH

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