Monday Give Away Linky, Spring May Actually Be Here Edition

close up of pink flower

Heroes, the weather was pleasant today! I decided to mow the lawn.

That didn’t go well.

First, the battery was so run down that it couldn’t start. The Mercenary and I tried to recharge it for a while. In the meantime we worked on cutting out a shrub he burned down accidentally. (I will tell that story another day). The mower finally started but when I turned on the blades it cut out. After a another failed attempt I went and fetched my boy for help. He’d gone inside to work on homework. We eventually figured out how to get the mower deck detached, then diagnosed the problem: one of the round things the belt goes around was frozen. Pulley? Is that what it’s called?

Anyhow, he eventually freed it but we didn’t have any WD-40 available so we had to quit for the night. It was getting dark anyhow, so I couldn’t have gotten any mowing done after that.

It was a pretty pleasant evening with my boy though.

And for more pleasantness (Yes, that’s a word. I just made it up. And yes, this is a less-than-perfect segue. Just go with it.), please see the entries below in this week’s giveaway linky.


The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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