Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Don't take yourself too seriously, no one else does :)


I got tickled after reading Tiffany Gannon's latest blog. i know exactly how she feels when it comes to telling the husband dreaded news. I was reminded of a somewhat similar type of situation that occured on Saturday. As I briefly mentioned in my weekend recap, I had a little mishap while mowing the yard. The grass was very green and thick, especially in a low spot in the yard. I noticed the pretty green, full grass. However, I did not notice the mushy puddled up ground underneath it so needless to say when the mower met up with the muddy hole, it sank and almost immediately started spinning. Mud was slinging up all over me. I got covered in mud. I was, of course, laughing thinking about how I hope that at least one of my neighbors was watching this because it would make for a great laugh and why waste a moment like this. After several attempts to push the mower out of my muddy slip and slide, Finally I got it out. At that point I looked back and found that I ripped up a BUNCH of grass. It looked awful AND the only way out was towards the neighbor's yard so a good foot of the grass belonging to them was now gone and muddy tire marks were left instead.
Suddenly, I felt thirteen years old all over again awaiting my dad's reaction after bending his mower blade on a tree root. I felt sick to my stomache. I dreaded Travis's reaction. I felt very much "in trouble". I finished mowing, ran to the garage, grabbed my big ol bag of grass seed, and started spreading it over my mess, I took the cut grass lying in piles and laid it over the spots, which I realized was just silly because that grass would be brown within a few hours but I was feeling desperate. I got the area of the neighbor's yard looking good but the area on our property didn't look so good.
I stood back, looked at the yard, and then it hit me. I'm an adult. I'm not in trouble. Mistakes happen. It really wasn't a big deal. I don't know why I thought some muddy spots in the yard held any signifigance what so ever. There I was with my back side covered in mud, mud in my hair, mud wiped across my face. I turn around and there's my husband laughing at me holding my sweet baby boy who is pointing at his mud covered mommy. Travis had watched my whole adventure from the window. He said he would have came and helped but he saw me laughing and figured I had it all under control. All that dread and he reacted the exact same way I did.

5 comments:

Kandice said...

hahahaha! this is too funny. I know exactly how you feel. A couple of weeks ago I got pulled over on red road not even one mile from Jerrys work for going 40 in a 30. Luckily I didnt get a ticket but I had called Jerry when the cop had went back to his car to run my plates, license etc.. He acted like he was mad. When I went in to his work I immediatley let him know that i'm the one that doesnt have ONE speeding ticket on her record and he was the one that had 3 SEAT BELT tickets in ONE week. How in the world could he possibly say anything to me? :)

Veronica Stepien said...

This story sounds like something that would happen to me! Too funny!

Kristin Green said...

oh my gosh that is sooo hilarious!!! I always feel like I am "in trouble" when I have to tell aubrey of something silly I did. Usually he just laughs it off lol but thanks for the comments. I will take your advice anytime girl! I want advice from people who have been there. I tried something different today with my "all day" sickness. I tried eating lemons and guess what it worked! I ate about 4 lemons and it was like instantly my nausea went away! I dont know how but it did lol I hope this is just a phase and doesnt last as long as yours did but I know it will all be worth it in the end! I go tot he doctor tomorrow to hear the heart beat!!! so excited pray everything is okay! luv you!

Tanya said...

That story is just too funny! I really enjoyed reading it.. Thanks for sharing! You are so funny!

Paige Todd said...

You're so funny!