June 19, 2008

I Think I'm In Love

My Mom is great. I still call her to ask how to cook my turkey every Thanksgiving (you’d think I’d figure that out after 15 years). I still call her to ask how to hem my pants. And I still pop over when I need some adult conversation. She’s always got some sage advice for me and hasn’t let me down yet.

But today, I think she just may have changed my life.

My new gravel garden paths got ignored for a few weeks and when I was talking to her on the phone, lamenting the weeds that were higher than my vegetables she said, “Well, do you have a hula hoe?”

A hula what?

And she hopped in her car and brought me this….

That, my friends, is a magical garden tool made by little magical elves.

It effortlessly chopped down the weeds in my garden paths and my beds in a matter of minutes with NO SWEAT! I just ran it back and forth over the weedy spots (kind of like a vacuum cleaner but with a little more pressure) and my paths are beautiful again. Took 30 minutes, when it could have taken all afternoon.

And I think I may sleep with it tonight.

Sorry Honey, but if you pulled my weeds I’d cuddle with you too.

11 comments:

Emily said...

hahaha. loved your last line. I think I love your mom too. She's cool. (oh, and since she's read my blog, I like her even more.)

Halfmoon Girl said...

So, is Chris madly pulling weeds right now??? I have never heard of a hula hoe- now I am curious to try one!

Sarah said...

If I had a yard to weed I would so totally use one of those! It's good to keep in mind for the future...thanks for the tip!

I love your blog.

Just us Junts said...

Awesome!! I was just commenting to my family on how I needed some gizmo to just drag along the ground and take care of those pesky weeds.! Thanks for the tip!!

Leanne said...

Ha!!

You sounded like the best infommercial out there!

Never heard of a hula hoe...

But I always thought your mom was special!

Leanne

mommy to four j's said...

What a cool little tool does it do dishes as well lol char

carrie said...

really? And truly?

I might have to look into that magical tool.

EEEEMommy said...

You must be stronger than I! A little pressure??? It must be all that bread kneading you do. I gave up on that thing and passed it off to my son and husband. They love it though. :)
(I'm such a wimp!)

mylittleducks5 said...

I may have to go get one of those tomorrow. I went out to the garden today and was overwhelmed. I could only imagine the jungle I will have by the end of July.lol
:>Michelle
www.homeschoolblogger.com/seekingJesusnteachingkids/

Marsha said...

I so need one of those! Do they have one that goes on automatic pilot? I would pay double for that!

Jennifer said...

I have one of those and I too love it! A friend of ours who helped me start a garden this year told me it was a must have and he couldn't have been more right!
Smiles!

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