Saturday, April 7, 2012

All About Work

I had the boy home for a few days last week.
For those of you that may be new to my blog,
I'm convinced he had been
abducted by aliens.

I had to do something.
So home he came.
For a little lot of sweat equity.
I'm not sure who sweated more...
him or me.

Not to get too boring here,
I'll toss in a few night shots
for ya all to view.

All of these shots of the moon were taken
from the same spot.  I was taken
with it's odd shape.


I'm sure I raked a billion plus needles.
He hauled.
We burned.
I raked.
He hauled and dumped.
You know it's a lot
when it's too many to burn.

We trimmed trees.
He hauled.
We burned some more.
He cleaned out the gutters.
We cleaned out the car.
We trimmed shrubs
and Pampas grass.
He mouthed off.
I lectured.
I cooked.
He ate.
And ate.
And ate.

He shoveled out the fire pit.
Hauled and dumped the ash.
I whined.
I was tired.
And sore.
I boiled eggs.
I baked a cake.
I made a small, early Easter dinner.
He packed.
He fed the birds.
He took out the garbage.

I took him back on Sunday.
Hopefully,
with a brand new attitude.
I don't think I can take
anymore of
HIS sweat equity!

26 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Well, hey, at least you seem to have gotten a lot done!

Eva Ason said...

Great shots of the Moon :) And you seem to have had a lot of things done there!
Have a great day!

Eva

Lynne said...

Great moon shots! Sounds like you guys are doing the same kind of work we are doing around here! Great to have the work done and have the complaints cease isn't it!

Is Becky getting excited about her prom next week?

Paula said...

Wish I had a boy, I think. Pretty moon photos.

Bonnie said...

I hope your rest today. You are a good Mom! Bonnie

TexWisGirl said...

awww. i hope he appreciates you and all you do.

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Jill, Every year it seems a little harder and your bones ache a little more than last year. But Don't you feel good accomplishing so much? Good help is hard to find...even in your own family. ;-). Happy Easter Jill, and God bless you and yours!

Emily said...

The moon was absolutely gorgeous here last night as well.... I didn't get to see the neat shape that you are showing but it was really large and low last night! Stunning!

Michaele said...

Such a lot accomplished : )

Dianna said...

Goodness! Sounds like you worked that poor boy to pieces.
But look at all the things you got done! At least you paid him in food...he probably enjoyed that.
Happy Easter!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm worn out just reading about all that 'sweat equity!' :-)

I hope you're enjoying your day and that you have a ...

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Dawn's Craft Place said...

Are you sure who learned more?lol
How fulfilling to get so much done...just did my day of pretty much the same,not sure I will be able to get up tomorrow after all the work and fresh air...lol
I just keep saying I am not getting old
Have a Happy and blessed Easter

Madi and Mom said...

You are Mom and we hear your roar!!
Nothing like sweat equity to straighten out an attitude!!
WTG Jill
Love the moon pics
Happy Easter Madi and Mom

Julie Marie said...

Happy Easter to you Jill!... xoxo Julie Marie

Ed Pilolla said...

sounds like quite a productive day. those days are long, but sweat equity builds character. i hate to admit that, largely becuz endorsing sweat equity may mean i find myself in the position of performing such activity soon. cool stretchy moon shots. you two were working under a unique moon.

Maple Lane said...

Wow! You two accomplished a lot! The one thing I DON'T miss about our old home/yard are the trees!!!

Happy Easter.

Debbie said...

awww jill, motherhood, it's a tad over-rated ;)))

some say it pays off in the end, whens payday??

none of this is true but i wanted to make you laugh!!

Susan said...

Holy cow, that's a lot of work for both of you! Wow!

Blessed Serendipity said...

The shape of the moon seemed weird but still beautiful as always. Hope you get some rest and maybe you can get your son to cook for you next time. I hope you have a beautiful Easter Sunday Jill.

blessings,
Danielle

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Happy Easter to you and your family Jill.

Motherhood, hmm. I wonder sometimes if it is a blessing or a torture. I would like to think Blessing.
You surely did accomplish lots of work.
Now its time to take a break.
The moon has really been weird lately. But beautiful at the same time.
Ana

forgetmenot said...

Jill, I love your morning glory header--just awesome. Sounds like you have been working hard--take a break and have a Happy Easter. Mickie :)

Saun said...

What a good boy he loves his momma.

Beth said...

great shots. i love the moon. i hope for a full one soon. really wish to take some pictures asap. Happy Easter to you & the family. enjoy. (:

Jenny Woolf said...

Well sounds like you'd have to double your cooking output anyhow! Glad you had such a productive time. And I hope you enjoyed your Easter!

EG CameraGirl said...

Nobody said being a mom would be easy. :)) The best part about kids is they eventually grow up. Well, most of them do. :)

Nancy Claeys said...

Kids will always be kids, no matter how old they are! :)