Friday, May 13, 2011

Momma's Mook

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?

12 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I also took some time to chop out some superficial roots around a tree stump with a mattock.

I've got a scar on my knee from attacking a stump in the backyard that my mom always hated. Dull hatchet: not a the preferred method.

It was a huge oak tree stump that is finally gone...hatchets and axes and woodpeckers and grubs, etc. did the job over the years.
~

Another Kiwi said...

Strong-backed lummox: Number ten ox

I got Vacuumslayer's capcha: preglee
Bloogalooer is still unwell

Substance McGravitas said...

You need mikey for stumps.

M. Bouffant said...

A dull blade & the proverbial "unloaded" gun are the most dangerous of non-human tools.

I sometimes wonder if mikey doesn't have stumps.

Jennifer said...

Grizzled is awesome with a mattock. I'd hobble myself.

Smut Clyde said...

You need mikey for stumps.
Explosives are your friend!

a strong-backed lummox
A veritable beast of bourbon.

vacuumslayer said...

"I got Vacuumslayer's capcha: preglee"

That's a giggle-inducing word.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

[i]I'd hobble myself.[/i]

Myself, I would not expect Jennifer to be so supportive of the patriarchy.

Butch Pansy said...

Mommas aren't the only ones who need a strong-backed lummox once in a while. Just sayin'.

fish said...

You need mikey for stumps.

Mikey stumps me all the time.

Aunt Snow said...

wish I had a lummox.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Dull hatchet: not a the preferred method.

Yeah, it's pretty important to sharpen one's tools- dull blades tend, like Bumbles, to bounce.

A veritable beast of bourbon.

That I am!

Mommas aren't the only ones who need a strong-backed lummox once in a while. Just sayin'.

Helping Butch Pansy

wish I had a lummox.

It's good on a bagel.