Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wordless Wednesday (Summer's Coming)

I'm the designated lawn mower this summer, and my son's gone off to college.
 BOY, I'm going to miss him this year!! ;) :)

76 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Mayhap a riding mower would be a good investment?

mail4rosey said...

We have one. He was just doing touch up. :)

Colette S said...

So we'll be working together :)
The hubs leave each time and so for a month I have to mow the lawn. I am still beseeching for a new lawnmower or he's going to come back to a jungle one of these days.

Maybe your son will visit in summer :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I kinda enjoyed mowing occasionally, but not every week!

mail4rosey said...

Ohh, I hope he does, even if he doesn't mow. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Phft. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I know my husband will be glad when our oldest can mow!

mail4rosey said...

They grow up and move out on you, Lisa. Leaving you with all of the chores to bear. ;)

My Journey With Candida said...

LOL.... I used to mow, but lately my Hubs does it. We will be mowing very soon as the grass is growing fast since we have had a couple of nice days.

mail4rosey said...

Ours isn't growing yet. I can wait. :)

Chatty Crone said...

He's a cutie pie - so you are the designated mower- hire someone - that looks like a lot of beautiful land. sandie

Pat Hatt said...

HATE mowing the lawn, we used to have a huge one, only thing I hate worse is shoveling snow haha

Sandee said...

You've got a huge yard too. Lucky devil. I'd hire someone to do the mowing. I sure wouldn't do it.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Leovi said...

Very nice photo, you have luck in your studies!

Secondary Roads said...

There are worse hobbies. Fresh air and vitamin D in abundance.

Ms POSH said...

It's actually great exercise. I enjoy it.

Posh

mail4rosey said...


Ah, he was a baby then...that was a few years ago. He looks so much like a man these days. He's still a cutie pie though. :)

mail4rosey said...

I only have to shovel the driveway, so that's not so bad. :)

mail4rosey said...

You have a terrific day too. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thank you, Leovi. :)

mail4rosey said...

I do always feel happy when I've been working outside...like I've actually accomplished something.

But I'm trying to grumble here, Chuck, and you're making me think of it fondly. :)

mail4rosey said...

I like it better when it's voluntary and not necessary. :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I LOVE MOWING!!! Odd I know. But I do!

mail4rosey said...

So many positive do-gooders around this joint. :)

KIDDING!

I like it sometimes. I like it better when I'm taking pictures of someone in my family doing it. hehehe

Kathryn Lavallee said...

I'm the designated lawn mover here too, for the first year. Will be interesting to see how I do! Lol

mail4rosey said...

Hurrah, misery loves company. I mean I'm glad to hear I'm in good company! :)

Theresa said...

The only time in my life when I mowed was when my husband was outside and ran over a yellow jacket nest. He ended up getting stung, which is bad because he is allergic to bee stings. So, after his ordeal passed, I had to go out and finish the lawn. Mowing sucks! So now I go out and make sure there are no holes in the ground that could cause an uprising and send the hubby on his merry mowing way.

Kristie said...

I've been in charge of mowing before, but push mowing 2-1/2 acres is WAY too much! LOL! Thankfully I broke that mower and now my husband borrows his parents' tractor to mow :-)

mail4rosey said...

It's not nice to rub these things in, Theresa. Just not nice. ;)

mail4rosey said...

You laughed at breaking your mower, hahahaha. That made me laugh. :)

Mowers DO break easy though...every year we've got either the pusher or the ride-on in for a repair.

Henrietta said...

I have a feeling I'll be doing quite a lot of mowing this summer as well since hubby got a full time job and the son will be looking for work as well. Ah well, I enjoy getting outside as long as I have a mower that I don't have to fight with!

mail4rosey said...

I think it's hard to start the push mowers sometimes. Sometimes I have to ask someone else to start it (after 500 attempts), and that I DO dislike.

Carla said...

My husband is usually the one that mows at our house. I've only had to mow our yard 2 or 3 times when my husband was sick, and then of course the summer he was deployed. I don't mind mowing, but my husband is kind of picky on the way it looks and he doesn't think I do it right. Haha. He actually kinda likes mowing, too.

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

Aw, man, I'd miss him, too. My parents have a yard that's full of pine trees, and they specifically go around pulling up any blades of grass that dare to grow so they don't have to end up mowing, ha ha.

Suzan Sweatman said...

That's a LOT of lawn to mow Rosey lol -
you need a yard boy!
XOX

mail4rosey said...

The men in my neighborhood seem to have a competition going on...one starts going and the next chimes right in. But my husband is happy not to participate, lol. He works hard and when he's home he doesn't want to...which I understand.

mail4rosey said...

LOL, I need more Pines! The needles hurt your tootsies though, if you're in the yard barefoot. ;)

mail4rosey said...

I HAD one, Suzan. He moved to Florida to go to college, lol.

Sarah said...

Love the smell of freshly cut yards and the sound of lawn mowers! :)

mail4rosey said...

It does mean warm weather, and I like that, for sure. :)

Queen Stepmom said...

He looks like he's having fun! lol

mail4rosey said...

He was giving me the 'Really?' look because I was inside taking the picture, hahahaha

Claire Justine said...

Wow you have a lovely big garden, my oldest son is away this year, our garden is small though :)

mail4rosey said...

It's flat in the front and back, so I'll be okay mowing there, but the sides have big hills I'm scared to take the rider down or the push mower, up, hahaha. It's going to be an interesting summer. I'll get it figured out soon enough, I'm sure. I think I might even end up liking it. :)

Stacy Uncorked said...

What a gorgeous yard! And a handsome helper! ;) I'm actually looking forward to running the tractor around the Back 40 when it dries out some - I make the hubby do the push mowing. ;)

WW: Dorky Cat

Anonymous said...

Couldn't you lure him back home once a week with a promise of a homecooked meal and Mom's Laundry Service in exchange for some lawn mowing???

mail4rosey said...

You're lucky you have a helper who's not going to grow up and move away. :)

mail4rosey said...

We're several states apart, but if we weren't it would be nice. :)

alissa apel said...

I bet you will. We have a big yard for a city yard. I wish someone else would be able to mow it.

mail4rosey said...

If I were gloriously rich I would hire a dinner chef and a landscaper. ;) But I'm not...so I mow, and I cook. :)

Rhonda said...

My hubby claims he enjoys mowing the lawn, maybe you just need a different attitude about it - or perhaps a neighborhood kid to do it for you :)

Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com
Thanks for linking up :)

mail4rosey said...

I do, Rhonda, I need to find my happy about it. I've almost got it. :) I suspect it'll be fun once I get used to it.

Frugal in WV said...

I need to mow this coming up weekend also :) I hate mowing!

Raising Reagan said...

What a beautiful yard! I can't wait to have a yard back!!

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Stephanie said...

Over the top grass allergies keep me from cutting grass. Hope you enjoyyour time in the sun :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

You have a beautiful lawn Rosey! All the very best with the mowing.

Michele said...

My husband loved to mow the lawn so he never allowed the boys to do it. Which makes it nice for me as I never lost my lawn boy.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Sara Onnebo said...

It looks nice and green where you are. Here the grass is still brown. My boyfriend can't wait until he can take the lawnmower out. He loves cutting the grass:)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh man I'd be missing him too that look like a big lawn. I so avoid mowing lol

ngpaloma said...

it looks like a peaceful task :-) i have dont have any lawn to mow... i have lawns to sweep!!!

mail4rosey said...

We're not ready for mowing yet, it's still kind of chilly out...but it's a'coming. :)

mail4rosey said...

Will you be the designated mower? ;)

mail4rosey said...

When it gets here, and I know it's coming, I will enjoy it. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Judy. It'll take a little trial-and-error, but I'm sure I'll be fine. People have been mowing forever and a day, right? How bad could it be? :)

mail4rosey said...

Lucky, Michele! :)

mail4rosey said...

This was actually a couple of years ago. We can't really mow yet. I'm just thinking ahead a bit because I know it's coming, and I'm on yard duty now that my young man has gone out on his own. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Maybe I can talk my 14-yr. old daughter into doing it. hehehe Kidding. :)

mail4rosey said...

I saw you're engaged, congratulations!!

Sue said...

oh no. that stinks. I do not like mowing the lawn at all.

mail4rosey said...

You are not alone. ;)

I'm hoping that by the end of the summer, I will love it. Or at least love the results. :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Haha I bet you will miss him! I'm glad that my hubby is the designated mower around here :) I handle all the inside work, he takes care of the outside!

mail4rosey said...

Oh, I love that arrangement. That's lucky for both of you. :)

Paula Miller said...

Oh no Rosey!! Your yard is so big too! You must insist that for Mother's Day you get a ride-on mower lol.

mail4rosey said...

We have one. I'm chicken to ride it down the hills on the sides of the house, but it's something I guess I'd better get over, eh? :)

Masshole Mommy said...

My 16 year old step-son mows our lawn, but we have him for 2 more years - PHEW.

The Crumby Mummy said...

Oh dear! Luckily I don't know how to use a lawnmower. ;o) Thanks for linking up! x x