This is a bit of a companion piece to my last post. My mom has always been tough as nails and strong as hell, but sometimes a big mook is called for to perform a task. I spent a few hours the last couple of days spreading mulch around her gardens and putting lanscaping pebbles in certain areas that aren't conducive to plant growth. It's been a couple of days humping big bags of landscaping materiel around. I also took some time to chop out some superficial roots around a tree stump with a mattock. The mattock is a precision instrument, requiring a subtle hand. I've never tried to perform an appendectomy with a mattock, but I think I could handle it if I had a copy of Grey's Anatomy on hand to guide me.
Yeah, I've been happily playing momma's mook these past days... doesn't every parent need a strong-backed lummox once in a while?