Also while my mom was here... I put her to work. Thankfully my mom is the type that is totally willing to help. Most people are shocked when they hear how much my mom helped me. Also while my mom was here, she helped me plant some shrubbery along our xeriscaping. Which probably defeated the purpose of the xeriscaping, but they are all native shrubs, at least I think. My neighbors that I know, all told me how much more cheery the house looks now. (Ok, it was only two different moms on the street, but its all it takes.)
Its that pink has never been my favorite color.