I wonder who is in charge of our daily lives. Some say God, some say "we are". I believe the latter, at least with the daily routines of life. I realize I'm not in charge of "the big picture", but feel like I have a hand in the smaller pictures.
I'm not a mechanical person, so to speak. I can do simple things, but leave more technical things to my better half. Well, honestly I think he needs a tune-up!
I've been on a lawnmower saga lately. My riding mower has a vendetta against me. Can machines hate people? Granted, I give my little green pony a hard time sometimes, but when he's running, I take advantage.
Add in the smaller mechanical problems from my push mower, and my old truck, and call it "disaster on wheels on St. Ann street". I won't go into details, it would take too long, and who cares about broken down mowers anyway. But for the record, something has a grudge against me lately. Surely not Mother Earth, she enjoys being pampered. Being rained on, allowing the grass growing, and mowing is like sweeping a dirty floor, all is beautiful and clean looking in the end. Weed eating is like trimming a man's nose or ear hairs, so nice and neat looking when the job is done.
Mother Earth and I have been friends for as long as I can remember. My dad introduced me to her, way back, when I was just a child. We lost touch with each other for some time, but have been the best of friends for the last 25+ years. We know each other well enough to call each other a bitch from time to time, but for the most part, we are the best of friends.
She shines down on my little Oasis, and I've had a few different ones over the years, with this one being my last I hope. Maybe it's because I love her so much, but she always makes things grow for me. She was hurting really badly for a couple of years, desperation was a daily fact. But Mother Nature has blessed us this year so far, and we we are both smiling from ear to ear.
But I'm not smiling at my four-wheeled friends. I am seething, hissing, cussing, and even crying from time to time.
Oh well, tomorrow is another day, my trusty "mechanic" will hopefully work his magic, cough, cough, and I will be back in business until the next time I insert the key, or engage the blade, but hey, one day of mowing is better than no days of mowing.