II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Monday, May 29, 2006

I'ma Redneck Woman...

I can't deny it...I believe I am turning into a real redneck! This was how my day went today: I crawled out of bed at 7:45 am, peed, brushed my teeth, threw on a sports bra, shorts and tennis shoes and was outside by 7:51 ready to help my hubby build a fence. (that is RECORD timing for a girl like me!) Luckily for us, the kids slept until about 9, so we got lots done before Grant joined us outside. Poor Brooklyn woke up with a fever and headache so she stayed inside and rested. Once the fence was done, I used a hoe to "till" up all the dirt inside our 16' x 16' yard, removed all the grass and weeds and ended up with a nice, smooth sandy surface to put our pool on. I then cleaned out the very slimy green pool WITH MY BARE HANDS and drained all the water out. Next we moved the pool into the new yard, smoothed it out and began re-filling it. I ran inside to get some water and realized it was 12:56 pm and we hadn't eaten a single thing all day!! We decided to run to Lowes and get a few things we needed and grab something to eat. I threw on my new OU hat and off we went. (no make-up, no freshly-shaven legs, no LIPSTICK!!) We ended up just grabbing a Cheesy Rice and Bean burrito from Taco Bell(YUM!!) and going back home to finish the pool-project. Then we cleaned all the toys up out of the "old" yard and Matt changed the oil in the push lawn-mower so I could mow. I then push-mowed the front, back and side yards of our house while Matt mowed the rest of the acre on our riding mower. When I finished with that, I was exhausted and HOT and my face was tomato-red so I ran and jumped in the freshly filled pool (fully dressed) and cooled off rather quickly. When I went inside, I saw that it was 5:40 and my dad reminded me that my brother and his family were coming over at 6 for dinner!!!! Off to the shower I ran, thereby setting another record for myself of being completely showered, dressed and presentable in 17 minutes!!! (including silky smooth legs and lipstick!! ha ha) After a wonderful dinner of grilled burgers, tabouli (sp?), baked beans and french fries, we watched Cheaper By the Dozen 2, which was So cute. It was such a fun day. My hubby and I got to spend some MUCH-NEEDED time together. I guess there probably isn't much I love more than he and I working side-by-side doing some kind of project. It's intimacy in wonderful and different way.
Well, I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day as well. I am posting some pictures from this weekend (while mom, me and the kids were out of town). My camera is still broke, but I was able to use my sister-in-laws camera to upload these while we were there visiting. Love you all! J


StillWater said...

Wow! Semi permanent make up has alot of uses! But did you know that a woman consumes over 4 to 9 lbs of lipstick in her lifetime! Here is the link that I found that shows all of the research: