I have to laugh! I got a very strange look from a guy this afternoon. Today, V picked me up from work and we made a trip to our 'favorite' local home store to pick up some concrete. As we shopped, we engaged in our usual playful banter/bickering. We checked out, I pulled the van around to the loading area and we began loading in our eight 80 lb. bags of concrete mix. As I put one into the van, I remarked that they were heavy. The next bag I was carrying, V attempted to take from me. "I can do this, I'm not a weakling" I protested. V reminded me that I had just complained that they were heavy and I retorted "I didn't say I couldn't do it, I just said that they're heavy!" At that point, the guy who had pulled in next to us, gave me an odd look, glanced at the bags of concrete loaded into the van, nodded and walked away. I'm not quite sure what to make of it but I thought it was funny!! It seems that most guys aren't used to seeing women hauling large heavy items. Hmm....
In other randomness... I got the garden tilled this evening. Well, almost. I ran out of gas with only about nine square feet left. I think I'll do it by hand because it's not worth the effort.
And, an amazing development!! My sacrificial cucumbers that I planted long ago when it was really warm are finally up! It must have gotten too cool for them to germinate quickly. But, that is just fine as hopefully now we are past the freezes that plagued us for a bit not long after I planted them. And I noted while I was out there that my potatoes are beginning to poke through. Hoorah!!
Tonight J17 is at the City High Film Festival. She is one of the co-MCs for the event and she has been working really, really hard for the past few weeks to get ready for this. She will be out until late. Fortunately, they don't have school tomorrow so she can sleep in. But, as long as it isn't raining, V has jobs planned for the children tomorrow.
We've got rain forecast for the weekend. Maybe that's a good thing. I've got lots of inside stuff to do and J17 still hasn't finished her prom dress (prom is on May 5th!) I've suddenly realized that I've only got about three weeks before J17's graduation party. Ack!! I'm not ready!!!! I've got a wall in the living room that still needs painted, the living/dining rooms look like a tornado hit and I've got to finalize the menu. I'm doing all the catering myself so I've got to get on top of this!! Also, in just over two weeks, J17 turns into J18! A legal adult. I'm not ready for THAT either. Isn't she still only five???