August 31, 2007

I'll Give It A Try!

I don't know why, or how it happens but for some damned reason, everything I do turns into somekind of comedic adventure. Seriously. Even this particular trip home.

Now, before I tell you what's going on, I need to explain something to you. I've never mowed a yard. Ever.

Growing up - no one would let me NEAR the lawn tractor. And I don't blame them. Then....when I got married my husband or one of the three boys did all the mowing.

When I first got divorced I lived in apartments. No lawn care needed there. Then, I bought a condo. Again - no maintenance. The townhouse in Tampa? Same thing. By the time I moved to Orlando I could afford not only a pool boy but someone to do the yard too. And up here in THE Valley, I'm paying a couple of teenagers from the church to take care of things. Helps them earn money and saves me from having to buy a lawn mower right away.

ANYway - all that being said.....Mama Vi can't mow her yard anymore. Normally Dee does this for her. BUT she's busy and doesn't get to it as quickly as Mama would like. It's kinda long right now.

So....after the funeral and after "stuff" we were saying our good-byes. Mama asked Dee when she was comin' to mow the lawn. Now, Mama doesn't know Dee has a big date tomorrow and Dee ain't tellin'. So, I'm enjoyin' watchin' her squirm her way outta this one.

Finally I took pity on her. I look at Mama and tell her "I'll do it while I'm here. Don't worry."

You could have heard a pin drop. Tammi? Mow?!?! Huh - doesn't FEEL cold enough for hell to freeze over......

I just smiled and told Mama she can grab her camera and a tall glass of iced tea and come sit outside and watch the show. If nothin' else, we'll have some pretty damned good stories to tell.

After all. I am the comic relief in the family....

Posted by Tammi at August 31, 2007 01:36 PM | TrackBack

Can we get a live webcam set up for this?! I'd like to participate vicariously for the laughs.

*Oh crap! She heard me...serpentine, serpentine!*

Posted by: Lee Ann at August 31, 2007 02:37 PM

*Oh crap! She heard me...serpentine, serpentine!*


The webcam does sound like a good idea, though. ;)

Posted by: pam at August 31, 2007 03:57 PM

Do NOT mow in your bare feet. The odds are not in your favor.

Posted by: Jerry at August 31, 2007 05:49 PM

Great site!

Would you consider a Link Exchange with The Internet Radio Network? At the IRN you can listen to over 29 of America's top Talk Shows via FREE STREAMING AUDIO!

Posted by: Steve at August 31, 2007 07:48 PM

Mowing the lawn, huh? Is anyone selling tickets? :o)

Posted by: Lemon Stand at August 31, 2007 08:28 PM

Good luck with the Lawn mowing... Did mine today... while it was cool outside...

Posted by: Chuck @ Detroit Populist Times at August 31, 2007 11:19 PM

*Shaking head*

You've never mowed a lawn? WOW!!

I've GOT to see pictures of this.. ;-)

*ducking, but not behind Lee Ann... she's too damned fast!*

Posted by: Wes at September 1, 2007 12:54 AM

I'm picking "7" in the "number of toes Tammi will have left after this" pool.

Posted by: Harvey at September 1, 2007 08:59 AM
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