In June, a friend of mine shared this blog post by The Bloggess with me. I had never heard of The Bloggess but my friend said the post was hilarious and I had to read it. She was right. You should click on the link and go read it now, so you'll understand the rest of my story. When the hubs got home from work, I read it to him and he thought it was as funny as I did. Since our 15th wedding anniversary was 4 months away, I told him we had to get ourselves a giant metal chicken, our own Beyoncé. He laughed and said, "That would be something, right?" I took it as a blow-off, but I never stopped wanting a Beyoncé.
The hubs has struggled all Summer to keep the lawn mowed (I know this sounds completely off topic, but it does play into our story, so bear with me.). We've received an unusually high amount of rain that grew tall grass that didn't dry enough between rains in order to mow it. The front lawn of our house is a steep hill and it's difficult to push a mower up and down it. And we have a corded electric mower. It's great that it is a mulching mover so there is no bagging. But it takes a long time to mow when you have to stop and move the cord out of the way when you finish every pass of the lawn with the mower. The hubs wanted to get a lawn service but I did not think we could afford one. A couple of weeks ago, the hubs decided to call a lawn company he had seen in the neighborhood. Turns out the owner lives in the hood and his rates were much more reasonable than we thought. Since there are not too many more mowing that need to be done this season, we decided to hire them. After everything the hubs does for B and me, I was very happy that we could do something for him.
This past Tuesday, B and I went on a homeschool field trip to a local farm's Fall festival. When we got back home, I parked in the detached garage off the alley behind our house. As I exited the garage into the back yard, I was pleasantly surprise to see that the lawn mowing crew had visited us for the 1st time. The back yard looked great! We walked into the house and I said to the hubs, "Did you see the lawn guys came? Doesn't it look great? Happy anniversary!" I laughed at my little joke; since he is the breadwinner he actually gave himself the gift of lawn service. The hubs said, "You should go look at the front yard; it looks even better." I walked to one of the front windows, looked out and said, "You're right. It looks great, too." He said, "You really can't appreciate it through the screen. Go outside and look." I thought his request was strange, but I decided to indulge him and opened the front door. This is what I found:
|This was taken on my kitchen table and that is where she lives.|
I can't believe he actually did it; he actually got me my own Beyoncé. I love that man!
Best. Husband. Ever.