Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 16th

One of the perks of having Wonder Daddy at home this week is that when the kids take their naps, I can LEAVE.  Like, by myself.  It's kind of beautiful.

Yesterday I abandoned my cooling milk to the yogurt-making-ministrations of my husband and took a long walk. We had a surprise gorgeous day- not too cold, bright sun, and gorgeous leaves.  I walked past a chipper truck...and backed up to ask the man running it if he had any plans for those wood chips?  No?  Well then, here's my address!  3 hours later we had about 7 yards of (free) bark mulch in our driveway.  AWESOME SAUCE.

It was too late in the day to get a start on it, but this morning Wonder Daddy and I went at it, gonzo style.  Aunt LoLo invited my three kiddos to a playdate at the church.  I've been pregnant or holding a baby for so long, it was really nice to get out and use MY muscles in a yard project, instead of just directing traffic.  We made a good dent before I had to pick up the kids, and he finished up all but the very last bit by himself.  Wonder Daddy!!  Maybe 15 more wheelbarrow loads tomorrow, and we will be golden.  Love it.

In other news, I have a head cold.  I'm currently medicating it with Tylenol, and copious quantities of salsa.  I'll let you know how that works out!

Made today: New mulched pathways.


Aunt LoLo said...

I like the salsa remedy. *Grin*

What I Did Today said...

What a cool score! Free bark! And I'm totally trying your browned-butter buttermilk pie.

Alexandra said...

Ohhh, lucky! We can't get anyone to do this anymore around here!? We've been getting our neighbors leaves and mulching them. It's not as nice as bark chips, but seems to keep the weeds down.

My husband will be off(somewhat) for the next two weeks. He'll be working much less, and I can't wait to have him around more! I'm so glad you've been able to have yours home too. It makes such a difference with the workload and to have that emotional support is a blessing.