Monday, April 23, 2007

Oh What a Weekend...


Whew. Thank God its Monday! This weekend was a huge case of spring fever, summer planning and SORE MUSCLES!!! On the weekends that my boys are home, I plan to get as much work done as possible and schedule in some fun too. So, my goal for the weekend was to get the deck power washed and the lawn furniture out, powerwashed and strategically placed for maximum enjoyment.


My stepdad has been laid up the past few weeks with a bad ankle so we agreed to get all of his furniture out of the barn and cleaned up and in place also. My furniture was one trailer full and his was three trailers full...hmmm and my son decided his fishing boat and lift had to go in the water too...


The major discovery made this weekend is that my son and I do not work well together. He will be 15 soon, and he has taken on the role of man of the house and sometimes thinks he is smarter than his mother. He is bigger and taller and somewhat intimidating...but I am still MOM! His work plan is he has all day long to do it, so stretch it out and take the whole day. My work plan is I do not want to do this so hurry up and get it all done so we can move on to something fun... You can see where the conflicts began ( hehehe). When moving something heavy I am an absolute wuss who is unable to lift very much for very long and he has a plan of where he is going with it and where he wants to turn, he just doesn't communicate that part and ends up getting ticked when you don't read his mind and so he just pushes you with the heavy object being carried. This resulted in me in the bath tub for a very long period of time trying to soak the pain away! Oh my goodness the Bayer Back Pain pills only work for a short period of time.


We did manage to complete all tasks on the list with a relatively few amount of arguments and got some play time in also. I am in the process of moving my flag pole from the back yard to the front yard which is also going to involve some sort of pretty flowers around it and maybe some strategic placement of a couple of Adirondack chairs that I would like to add to my lawn furniture collection. It seems the front side of my house is much more entertaining as far as watching what's going on in the neighborhood. I did put my swing out by the pond and am really looking forward to relaxing out there this summer. Well....when I am not over at my mom's tearing up the lake on the jet ski and aggravating the fishermen!!!

2 comments:

Angry White Boy said...

Damn jet ski's.. nothing more than the equvilant of mosquitoes and gnats.

Lawn and Garden Furniture said...

It's tough to be a mom that can't get things moved without the help of our sons. They always seem to have other plans. When we can get them home to help us move that lawn furniture we want to get it all done quickly but they seem to want to work a little and then take a break. I think a great motivation would be for me to sit out on that porch swing by the pond while watching the sons on the jet ski.