1. Make our yard less ugly. This is our yard when we moved in:
60 bucks at Home Depot, 6 hours in the yard, several fire ant bites, a wicked sunburn, and several four letter words later, our yard now looks... like somebody tried just real hard to make it look nice. The woman at Home Depot convinced me into getting these click-in border things to go around our flower beds and trees. They were supposed to be easy to install. This is a lie. From the street, the yard looks pretty decent. But please don't look closely. And please don't kneel in the grass because you will get fire ant bites and this just in: They hurt like the dickens. And you might run around your yard slapping and swatting at yourself and screaming like a lunatic. No wonder the neighbors have never come over to say hi. After my unfortunate incident with lots of fire ants, I decided to do the remainder of my yard work in a squatting position. Consequently, my buns and thighs are no longer functioning in their usual manner, and sitting down is significantly more difficult than I recall it being. Between the insane sunburn on my back and my enormous ant bites, I felt like I was burning alive last night. The conclusion of this lovely story is that my thumb is distinctly not green and I still don't like yard work. Anywho, here is what it looks like now:
|Pretend there are beautiful purple flowers in that middle plot. They are now residing in Abby's belly and probably not very beautiful anymore.|
In happier news, if there is one thing I am good at, it is making and consuming treats. A friend and I decided to embark upon The Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls and hot dang, those were some good eats. I omitted the coffee in the icing because coffee is grodee, but besides that, I followed the recipe exactly, and they were knock-your-pants-off delicious. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go have a heart attack and/or find some insulin.