but all the neighborhood dad's think I kick ass.
Kenny has been wanting an outdoor kitchen since before we even officially moved in. It is all he has talked about. When we put in the pool, we ran water, electric, and sewer lines to the spot that he chose for said outdoor kitchen. But then? We did nothing with it for months. On Sunday we bit the bullet, and started the project. By Monday, we had most of the right side of the base complete, except one board. One little angle wasn't working out. It should. But it wasn't. It worked on paper. But not so much when we put it together.
My mom, dad, and I spent all morning doing the math to correct it. Finally, we thought we had it. I measured it out, marked the boards. By God! It looked right. I really wanted to cut it. But? I didn't even know how to turn on the miter saw. Hell. I even call the saw the "cutty thingie." I couldn't call Kenny to ask, because that would ruin the surprise, and he had long since thrown out the instructions. So I researched. I looked up the manual online. And when I was fairly convinced that I wouldn't chop my fingers off, I practiced on a scrap board. And? It was fun! Brrrrwwwwww! Cut. Cut. CHOP! In no time, I had not only cut that board, but finished the entire left side of the base, all while Jill and the neighbor's kiddo happily swam in the pool.
By the time I dropped the neighbor's kid off, I was hot and sweaty from working in the backyard and never actually getting in the pool. Her dad questioned why I didn't just swim with the kids. So I told him about my little construction project. His eyes got wide. He got a goofy grin on his face. "Wow! Kenny is going to be very happy." He was in awe.
I spend everyday eating healthy, running, precisely applying makeup, carefully ironing clothes, spraying perfume, straightening my hair (okay, that is a bit of a lie....but you get my point). AND? I have never had a man look at me with such adoration as when I told him I not only knew what a miter saw was, but how to use it. Today? I am mastering the table saw and the drill. I am going to be the hottest mommy on the block.