Monday, March 3, 2008

Works better under pressure....

That's me....if I know something's happening, or someone is coming to visit, I will wait until the day before to really get busy cleaning! That's today! Tomorrow nite, our church is having a choir come sing and then families will take some home with them. We'll have 4 girls here. Which means that today I was cleaning like crazy!

But first, I wanted to mow the grass while it is dry. We had an old lawn mower that I dearly loved. It cranked right up...it mowed just right....but after many years of faithful mowing, it died. Really, it just died. So after giving the poor dead thing to our neighbor who will probably be very successful at resurrecting it, we bought a new mower. The one I was using today to mow the grass. The one that WOULD NOT crank. I do not love the new mower.

After trying and I mean really I did try to get it cranked, I called my oh, so busy husband at work and said, if you don't want me to beat this new mower with a baseball bat...(we don't even own a baseball bat)...then you'd better come home and get it cranked! He came and he cranked. First time, first pull, it cranked. I think I have it figured out, the new lawn mower doesn't like me. I don't think we will be best friends. If rain wasn't in the forecast for tonight, I would have just let the grass grow.

But I got that done, cleaned one bathroom and have a pound cake in the oven. We're having a pot luck dinner for the choir tomorrow nite, and I'm taking a pound cake. Cooking sweets right now is really bad for my diet! Maybe the mowing will offset the gobs of little tiny bit of cake dough that I ate.

P.S. as a tribute to my husband, he didn't even fuss at leaving work to come home and crank the mower! He's really sweet!!

7 comments:

thouartloosed said...

I love how you say "crank" the mower! It reminds me of home.
Kathy

nancygrayce said...

He He, is there another way to start it up?? Yes, I'm about as southern as you get and not live in Georgia!

KristieMD said...

I am so proud of you for not beating the mower. Oh how many times I have wanted to do that in my life of mowing. I mowed our yard on Sat. and even weed eated and transplated some things and fertilized everything. We are having two girls stay and I am also making food for the dinner. So we will see you there. Looking forward to it!! Love you!

Dawn said...

I do NOT like dealing with lawn mowers - they never like me either.

I loved it when I could have choir kids come home with me. Maybe after I retire I can do it again - it's just too early to get them back to the church in the morning when I leave for work at 6:30!

I'll try to get to the book meme this week.

KristieMD said...

So proud of you!!

leslie said...

Nancy, I do not "do" lawns! Ever! lol Actually, I have a good excuse - my back - so have to have a gardener come in and do my little patches every 2 weeks through the spring, summer, and fall. Gets a bit costly, though. Take it easy on that cake! lol

Amrita said...

Me too. I also work better under pressure.