Between the holiday schedule and Z's work schedule there was no good day for Z to put our sukkah together or for my brothers to come and help. So I took matters into my own hands.
I washed the porch and the plastic chairs. Then I made four trips down to the machsan and shelepped up all of the components sukkah. I debated stopping there and letting Z do the work tomorrow but realized that would mean cutting things very close with Shabbos. So I decided to do as much as I could. And whaddaya know? I was able to do just about all of it! I got the frame assembled, the string 'wall' threaded, and the cloth walls on! I wasn't crazy enough to try to get the schach on by myself - after all - Z needs me to help him with that every year...
Ironic since I'm sitting here typing this while eating chocolate covered peanuts, potato chips, and sipping on a bottle of Gatorade.) Hehe. Kidding, well, sorta.
I mean, I am those things but I am also SO freaking strong and amazing! It's sad that sometimes I let my mind play tricks on me and forget that I can accomplish so much more than I believe.
Thankfully there isn't much cooking to do. I think I can get away with just cooking up a fresh batch of rice pilaf. I am so glad that I premade lots of food and stocked the freezers so efficiently!