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Monday, April 7, 2014

Grills and teeth

Today was the day to get things done.  I almost bailed and went off to play but I didn't.  Yay for me.

I continued down the Road To Being A Grown-up by getting a grill.  I am so silly happy about this.  I was going to do it last year but I decided to re-do my girls' room instead.  So we lived without a grill.  And they live with me bitching when I see their messy room and think I gave up a grill for that.  Now I will stop bitching.  Okay, no, I won't.  But I'll stop being cranky about it.

I liked the old grill - which I got from someone on craigslist.  Little did I know I bought the wrong grill cover and rust devoured some important parts of it.  It was a good grill while it lasted.



But now I have a shiny new grill!  And I don't have to choose between gas or charcoal.  IT DOES BOTH!  It's a hybrid!  I can't wait to try it!


Before we got to getting the grill out of the car and putting all the parts together, we tackled a few other projects.  Andrew set forth to put the door back on the bathroom vanity (don't ask).  Not an easy feat but I'm grateful it's done.  I discovered I have a saw on a stick.  So I decided to cut some of the overgrown branches (mostly from my neighbor's yard) with it.  That was fun - until it wasn't any more.  I cut off enough branches that I ended up with a massive clusterfuck of branches that I couldn't get down from the tree.  I tried several times to pull the branches but other branches would whack me in the head.  I kept laughing, visualizing the apple throwing trees in the Wizard of Oz.  My arms hurt and I've discovered muscles in my shoulders I was unaware of previously.  Ouch, yeah, but I'm happy to have more sun in my yard.

After that, Andrew and I set up the grill.  And then I found something.  EW.

Let's back up a bit.  There are a lot of teeth in my house.  Some are mine.  Some are from M and others are from A.  Then there are the few thousand shark teeth that I find every time I clean.  So teeth are nothing new to me.  My boyfriend doesn't react poorly to much - except teeth.  I know it's wrong but it makes me laugh.  So when I discovered the thing sitting on the deck box, I laughed when it looked like it was a tooth.  Then I got creeped out realizing that's exactly what it was.  It was a skull.




I looked it up so I know what it is.  That fact alone creeps me out.  But the fact that it has teeth is super cool.  It has molars!  Andrew was much calmer about it than I was.  But I laughed a lot more.  After all, it figures, doesn't it?  A skull in the back yard makes sense in my world.  God, that's a sad fact.

One of the funniest parts to it (at least in my opinion) was the text I sent to my kids.  I just sent the picture.  They were with their dad.  I got a few texts saying "WTF?? What is that?  What did you find NOW??"  That just made me laugh more.  







3 comments:

  1. You had me at 'teeth'. Nice bunny skull...I can tell because of the double incisors only lagomorphs have. Love it and want it!!

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  2. That's one sexy grill, woman!

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  3. Shara - I thought of you when I saw the teeth. It's kind of creepy and cool all at the same time!

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