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Sunday, April 27

Taking care of what needs taking care of

I woke up this morning with my mom's voice in my head, "This place looks like a cyclone struck it!" and "Looks like the wreck of the Hesperus!" which means... today must be the day to clean the house, wash everything, air it out. The doors, and windows are wide open, it's 76F at 10am. D. is mowing the yard, and I'm scrubbing the floors. It has to get done.
Here is my favorite picture of my mom circa 1972(?), she was 50, and I was 2. Very expeditious stack of biscuits there (as Keillor would say). This photo was taken at our "camp" our Father built on Vinalhaven. Taken by my brother Greg, who has recently returned from the Peace Corps. (Malawi), and is probably now trying to figure out what to do next (at age 60? can this be?).


This yard needs tending to! All the plants need a good going over!

To make up for no skirt today, I'll have a two for tuesday. How about that?

6 comments:

lesley said...

you SHELL OUT! i love this photo of your mom...

Le Bouton said...

haha!
ok, to explain lesley's comment...
my mom was very hard of hearing, and when I was a teenager telling her to "chill out" she thought I was saying shell, not chill.
she would say "YOU shell out!".
!!!!!! oh, les. that's so funny...

Lucys Place said...

50 - look at those legs!. I hope mine look that good when I am 50. Lovely photo. I, too, have a mini tornado inhouse. Etsy has a lot to answer for!

The Fabric Bolt said...

Is that a pug I see off to the side of the photo with mom???

Le Bouton said...

yes, our pug, maxmillon. i don't think i ever saw him move. and, why should he.

heather said...

oh my gosh! i have never heard anyone else say that-wreck of the hesperus! i was born in 1972, and my mom always said that too! funny!!!