Well, you remember last week the Daughter had her house all decorated for Easter and the Hubby was somewhat upset because she had not gathered all the sticks in the yard. So we played a little game of “pick up sticks”. But when she came home from work she asked, “Did a tornado come through here and I didn’t know about it?.
You see the Hubby made the mistake of getting his chain saw out and I want you to know it is almost as dangerous as getting a fishing pole in his hand. He just can’t lay either one of them down. He said why don’t we trim these limbs while we are here. She will be so glad; that way when she starts mowing grass she won’t get hit in the face by a limb. She had asked him some time ago if he had time to do that. But of course since it was fishing season, he didn’t have time.
Well, he cut and cut and cut. I got the two wheel cart out and started picking up the little branches and then he cut bigger and bigger ones. I told him we would have to cut them up in smaller pieces just to get them out of the yard.
Well, when it came lunch time we had to go down to Joe’s to eat and guess what? They had my favorite thing. I had a big bowl of turnip greens and a “corner” piece of “good old” corn bread. Of course the Hubby looked at me kinda strange. He asked, “Is that all you are going to eat”? You see I love turnip greens and these were the best with ham all in them and of course they were really good when I poured a little vinegar over the top. Of course I had to stop at the Dollar Store to get coffee and guess what they had; a small bag of animal crackers. It had been ages since I have even seen them in the stores. So of course I just picked up a bag and ate them all the way home.
The Hubby had to have his usual nap and I thought I was going to get some rest also but before you know it, he had that power saw in his hand and headed out the door.
After a few more hours you won’t believe how many limbs we had lying beside the driveway. When I mentioned that we might have cut enough, the Hubby replied, “don’t worry, I’m just gonna cut one more”.
After another hour, I mention that I had had it for the day. I think he had also because he replied “what’s for supper”! That went over like a “lead balloon”! I told him he was on his own, I was having bacon and eggs and if that is what he wanted he better let me know right now.
You won’t believe what happened when the Daughter got home. With hands on her hips, she was speaking with her “loud” voice; just who is going to clean up all that mess in the front yard? I was the first one to say, “NOT ME”. Of course the Daughter was the second one to say the same thing.
Well, I am sitting here in my chair wishing I had left for the lake a day earlier. You see we don’t have trees that need trimming at the lake but I must admit we will have tons of leaves. You know I think I came out on the wrong end of this deal. You know I will have to help the Hubby with the limbs and the minute he gets to the lake he will be putting that boat in the water and getting those fishing poles out!!!!
Well, since every muscle in my body is “shouting”, why did you do this to me; I will put my poor self to bed and pray that tomorrow will be a better day than today was. I really have my doubts because I got a feeling those same limbs are going to be lying there next to the drive way when I get up. Pray my “GUARDIAN ANGEL” will work over time tonight and just wave her magic wand and all that work will be done for me.
Take care, now that spring is here I don’t know if I am really ready for it. You know we had such a bad winter and everything looks so bad outside. MOTHER NATURE has really got her work cut out for her.
Till next time, pray that poor old TG holds it together until she gets everything under control and ready for Easter.
It is going to be really hard “enjoying the moment” tomorrow. But I will try anyway. Bye now.