Friday, March 10, 2006


Someday's it hard to feel like a woman! I use to have dreams of living my life like June Cleaver. Mom to Beaver on Leave It To Beaver for you youngsters out there. I would wear dresses every day. Have the perfect hair and make-up, keep the house spotless and cook the perfect meals and not get a hair out of place or break a sweat. That was one dream that got left by the side of the road! Today I started off by fertilizing the grapevines, all my plants, flowers and shrubs. I cleaned out the dog lot and played with the dogs, cleaned out the chicken pen, washed and filled their water containers and feeders. Cleaned out the birdbath fountain as it was stopped up and not running right, cleaned the iguana house and put down fresh wood shavings. I then came inside and made stuffed meatloaf, homemade mac and cheese and banana pudding along with baking 3 loaves of bread while doing 2 loads of laundry.( these are going to Lexington with me tomorrow for lunch with family) Sowed some radish and carrot seeds in the raised beds and cleaned off the deck. I thought I had had a nice day. Got lots done and was ready to rest and call it a day.... But nooooooo I had to run to walmart at 9:30 at night and get a tarp. There is a section of our roof that hasn't got the new shingles on it yet so is covered by a tarp. Well that tarp decided to rip across the middle in some wind gusts. I had to climb up on the roof ( I am terrified of heights) and unfold the tarp and fix it where it would stay put till morning so I can have daylight to see. Ever tried to work on a roof in the dark? Poor William is driving into a snowstorm out west after being caught in the hail and thunderstorms of the Midwest and trying to talk to me on the phone how to fix the tarp. I wasn't very chipper while talking to him and being on the roof so told him I would call him later. At 10:30 all is done that can be done till morning and I called William and apologized for being stressed. He feels bad that he isn't home long enough to finish the roof but all is okay for now. Think I am going to get my dear sweet son in laws to come down for a weekend of putting on shingles. Anyways I have hung my toolbelt up for the night. I bet June Cleaver never climbed on her roof. So I can say I am one up on her! I have had my shower, got my pj's on, got a magazine I want to read so think I am going to take this handy woman to bed so I can get an early start on finishing the tarp so I can head for Lexington. Megan and Brian are coming down to pick up some furniture and I am meeting them at Sharon's for lunch. Everyone have a great weekend.... And if you need a handy woman you know where to find me! *grin*

12 comments:

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

How are you on rural plumbing. I have a pump that need a little time and attention.:)

ms*robyn said...

geez, Peggy - you put Lisa from green acres to shame! I always wanted to be Lucy from I love Lucy!

Kali said...

Dear Pegs, you are amazing and such an inspiration! Love Ya!!
Hope William gets home safe and sound.

Gina E. said...

Peggy, your reference to June Cleaver made me laugh!! I used to love that show...she was just too perfect for words. But they all were in those tv shows, weren't they? One wonders how many marriages disintegrated when disillusioned husbands wanted their wives to be like the glamour pussies on the t.v. shows!

Donna said...

I hope when I grow up that I'm as handy as you Peggy!

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

i wanna be you when I grow up peggy:-)

Connie and Rob said...

Peggy,
Oh you have much more style than June.
Have a wonderful Sunday. Take care.
Connie

Amy said...

You could be "Peggy the toolgirl" like off home improvement...lol hope your weekend is going well.

Mindy said...

my goodness!! You have been a busy girl!! Can you come over here and help me??? LOL...enjoy your weekend dear...xoxo

Autumn said...

Oh wow. You were really busy. I hope you found time to take off your apron(refering to june clever) before climbing on the roof. I am going to always to think of you when I watch old reruns of leave it to beaver now lol
Great post

Cookie said...

Oh Peggy...how boring June Cleavers life must have been in her high heels and frilly apron. You are having much more fun than she ever did ! lolol God Bless You Girlfriend....youve got spunk!!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Peggy, I am amused at the contrast between your tool belted lady and the elegant lady in your "About Me". The latter seems to represent how you dreamed of country living as a gentlewoman of grace and elegance. Perhaps, a grand dame from Lincoln Ma. out to pick flowers and fruit to be sent to the poor Irish of Boston on the train through the "Fruit and Flower Mission." The former image is closer to the reality of life.