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.  


  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!!

  2. That's one sexy grill, woman!

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