Monday, July 12, 2010

If You Ain't Learnin' ... Then You Ain't Livin'

Don't you just love how I broke out the "hickspeak" for the title there. It sounds like the title of a Country & Western song.

Do you ever say to yourself, "I really need/want to learn how to do that"? Well here is your chance ... make a list of three things that you either need to learn how to do or have always wanted to know how to do. I consider myself a pretty independent person, but have recently discovered that my husband does a lot of stuff for me. Here are the three things that I am going to try to learn this week:

1. how to use a corkscrew wine opener (I know ... you probably thought that I only drank boxed wine, but sometimes I splurge on the $6.50 bottle of wine and I always have my husband open it for me)

2. how to use the grill (the husband always grills the food and it bothers me that I don't know how)

3. how to mow a lawn (even though I will never be able to use the phrase "I have never mowed a lawn" ever again, I really need to learn how)

I am actually kind of bummed that I am going to force myself to learn how to mow. I love the look on people's faces when I tell them that I have NEVER mowed a lawn. They look at me like "How is that possible?", "Do you live in a cave?", "Are you some sort of alien?". I just never had the need to. I got married when I was 18 and Derek has always done the yard care on his own and now that we have teenage boys, they have been learning how to do it. I am going to tell Derek that he also needs to teach his 37 year old wife and the 17 year old daughter too (so that she doesn't end up being somebody's 37 year old wife who has never mowed a lawn).

1 comment:

  1. LOL - OK here goes....

    1) I will learn how to check the air in my van's tires.

    2) I will learn how to *start* the BBQ grill, which is huge for me. I am skeert to do it.

    3) I will go to the DMV this year and learn how to update my own plates, since my husband has been doing this for 15+ years now. My turn I guess.

    I am so with you on not mowing the lawn though, that's why I birthed men.