And may I add "working woman" to that quote. Wow. lots of projects have gotten done this week, with Lon off on his fishing trip. Cate and Abby were here (along with Alec) most of the week, and I put Cate to work. She mowed the corner lot, helped me paint the deck, and spent a lot of time burning more of Dad's paperwork (will it ever end???) :)Yesterday afternoon, I decided that I was going to power-spray the lower patio. Uh huh, easier said than done. It takes someone with an electrical engineering degree just to figure out how to put the spray handle on the darn thing. Cate came to my rescue and figured it out. We had trouble getting it started until we realized that the power to the electrical outlet should be turned on . . . and it helps if you turn on the water to the garden hose. After I took care of the patio, I decided to clean the big yellow tube slide that we have coming off of our upper deck. Lon's mom (Little Ma) got it for the grandkids some years back, but all of them are too big to use it now. However, every little kid that comes over has to try it out. The only problem cleaning a slide of this size, is having to shoot water almost straight up above your head to reach parts of it. When you shoot water straight up in the air --- over your head --- you a'gonna get a little wet. Or maybe ALOT!! I had water running down my arms and under my shirt sleeves and soaking me. EWWWW. The slide came out pretty clean, but I'll make Lon hit the spots I missed. I can't have all the fun.
This morning, I took a few hours to slap some paint on the steps going down to the patio. I only got a portion of them done, 'cause each of the ten steps is about 20 feet long. (COMMERCIAL ALERT) I used that new paint that Home Depot advertises - DeckOver - which is really thick and supposedly seals the surface good. I already put it on the picnic table, in Barn Red, and it looks pretty nice.
I am in the middle of baking some banana nut bread mini loaves. I already made a German chocolate cake, because Dan will be here tonight and that's one of his favorites. He just called and said he was on his way from Sleepy Eye (not LAZY Eye, Sister Sandy!!!) and would be here around 8 o'clock. I guess the girls are staying her the next two nights so that he and they can do some stuff together.
Do you know who Dennis Rodman is? He is a tall, black, basketball player who wears his hair cropped short and dyes it pure white. (can you guess what is next?) Yup, that's who I am beginning to resemble in the latest Janene's Hair Report. I have the cutest little white stubbles emerging. I guess that answers my question about whether my hair will come in dark and curly. The answer is No.
When I had my Herceptin session last Wednesday, the doctor who checked me over said my hair would be coming in soon, but he wanted me to hold on to my wig for him, because he was getting pretty thin on top. He was teasing, but then I thought, I'm going to get my hair back, and he . . . well . . . isn't. Who's the lucky one in this scenario??
SPECIAL NOTE: Today is my Alec's birthday. Happy 13th!!! When he was born, I was standing at Jenna's side, and this special little guy popped out and looked me right in the eye. However, the expression on his face definitely spelled out, "WHAT THA'???????? I don't think he appreciated the chilly room he had just entered. But little did he know that he was getting the best mommy in the world.
It's been quite an interesting, challenging, wonderful 13 years so far.
Well, I think I will sit back and relax for a few minutes. When the girls and I were in town earlier, I saw a sign that I feel was meant as a warning, concerning doing too much.
It simply said, "HOUSEWORK MAKES YOU UGLY."
GOD BLESS YOU ALL