Thursday, June 26, 2008

A new way to travel




A great thing has occured at the Seely household. I actually mowed the lawn last night, SITTING DOWN. You read that correctly, I was sitting on my backside giving the lawn a quick trim. All this was due to the generosity of my father-in-law who gave my husband a riding lawn mower for fathers day. When I was first made aware of this very generous gift I was a little bit befuddled and commented that I didn't understand. I am sure I seemed like a bit of a dolt but my confusion can be explained with only one sentence, My hubby doesn't mow the lawn, ever. Ok I can maybe count on one hand the number of times in the past 34 years that he has done it, (I am not saying that he is lazy, far from it, I just happen to like to mow and he doesn't, so hence, this is our arrangement). So the fact that he was given such a wonderful gift had me temporarily confused, but once I realized the windfall that it would be to me personally I became overly excited. The first run was just a tad rocky and a pot that I had planted a tomato plant in was the first (and hopefully only) victim to my learning curve. I have included a picture of said plant in its new home and you can see it is none the worse for wear. I then reduced my speed and tried to maneuver the mower in a much more responsible manner. I have never had such a good time mowing. I kept screeching, "this is awesome" at the top of my lungs. Who knows if I could be heard over the drone of the mower but truly I didn't care. I just had to share this amazing new development with anyone that cares to read this blog, and in so doing I hope that your day will seem just as bright as mine feels.

5 comments:

lvs2dance said...

So I saw the most amazing sight when I was at your house yesterday... dad wearing a VERY large straw hat MOWING THE LAWN. I honestly can not remember EVER seeing dad mow the lawn! I don't know what was more shocking to see, dad in the hat or mowing the lawn. It was funny!

nic and krista said...

congrats on the new mower. you look fabulous. now i will be more excited to mow the lawn when i come to visit.

Bri and the Gregster said...

Why look at you mowing the lawn that i had my awesome wedding on!!! i didn't know you had a birthday!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! it was fun seeing you at lindsays thing the other day! cant wait till wednesday!

Karen Williams said...

I LOVE your back yard and it's so HUGH! I bet you're gong to enjoy mowing even more!

BriAnne said...

I was excited for you the moment I heard of Steve's Father's Day gift, Auntie! I said to myself, "it doesn't get any better than that - a present for the mom on father's day!" And you sure look wonderful and luxurious in your pictures! How fun! I love how much joy you find in life - you are such a joyful, happy woman - and a wonderful Auntie!