Saturday, November 1, 2008

Mom at work

In an attempt to tire Mom out, I made her rake the whole yard.

Here she is, slacking off, taking the time to wave at me. Back to work, lady!

So actually the rake was sitting out, she found it and started carrying it around. I grabbed the camera just to take pictures of her carrying the rake. Then she actually started raking! I wasn't about to stop her, she was doing a great job!

You can see a little clean area and pile behind her here.

I think this was about the time she realized that she was the only one raking. Ooops, busted! But then she got distracted.

Wait, what is this here?

Another pesky label that MUST BE REMOVED!

Whew, crisis averted.

She then proceeded to rake one-handed (one-armed?), since the other hand was busy holding the label. Sometimes dinner is a surprise, since she got into the canned goods and started removing labels.

Yesterday was perfect, very little wind, 60's, sunny. I knocked off work early and we spent a couple of hours outside. She went to bed at 1:00 last night. All that work must have tired her out.


Mama Pea said...

Do you hire your mom out? We could use her help around here these last couple of weeks before winter really sets in.

How wonderful she is still well enough physically to get out in the fresh air and exercise her body. Because of your loving care, it seems she still enjoys life . . . a lot!

rilera said...

Way to go Mom! She's doing a great job. I'm glad you are enjoying this streak of lovely weather we are having.

cornbread hell said...

your mom is so cute. that's not the right word maybe, but i really like her.

damn those labels! ha.

sophanne said...

You are an awesome daughter- she must have done her momming job well.

Lily said...

lol, want to swap mum's for a bit? Mine can do a great running commentary in an hour long traffic jam :-(

Cindy said...

How sweet. A friend of mine (retired hospital chaplain)said to always remember that no matter what happens, my Mom will always have a huge chunk of her soul/essence and to not give up because the woman we "know" is no longer able to communicate. I can see a huge chunk of a terrific lady in your Mom.

LostInColor said...

great pictures and commentary! but 1am bedtime is still rather late! yikes.

Anonymous said...

It is good that the Llamas do not have labels! Go Mom!