Monday, May 26, 2008

Further to the mowing of the lawn...

My yard is quite large - large enough that some of the people around here with similar sized yards actually use a riding lawn mower to complete the task. Not I, however. I instead, use a lawn more that shuts off every 3 seconds or so. The yard very quickly takes on the appearance of a patchwork quilt. Eventually, I decided that I would go next door and ask the neighbour to borrow his. No problem! Here you go...

So, here I am with their lawnmower - very kindly lent. As I peer down at it, I notice that the little grass chimney that usually guides the cuttings into neat piles is pulled up so that it aims for the sky and secured into place with a wire. The quirky little old fellow explains that he likes the grass to spread out onto the lawn instead - like mulch sort of. But as I look at it, I think - that is going to shoot it straight up in the air - factor in moving forward and I fear that I, not the lawn, may end up covered in it. But I shrugged and began the task of very neatly mowing the lawn... and indeed I am very quickly covered from head to toe with grass cuttings.

Since the lawn is quite large and some of the grass was quite long - a generous amount of clippings made their new home upon my head.... and in my top, down the back of my pants and, well you get the general idea. I was indeed very glad that I didn't run over any animal droppings. All I could do was laugh and keep on mowing. Once I thought I might be near done *wipes copious amounts of grass from eye area* I turned around and peered at the lawn... I must say it does indeed look lovely. I, however, am still finding bits of grass clippings wedged in my hair despite several showers.

Yes, this weekend was a very busy one. I am sort of spring cleaning. Moving couches and carpets etc., to clean beneath them. I even organized my junk drawer, planted some of the seeds I grew in the greenhouse, weeded a touch, washed the car, caught the laundry up, visited my Nanny - waxed her eyebrows and still managed to go to the gym all the while making sure to remember to feed the hobbits. A busy weekend. But it doesn't stop there - NOO - I have a list of things to do over the week that should keep me very busy... not by accident. I wish it would hurry up and be Saturday already!

Happy Monday people!

5 comments:

Tamara said...

We have a saying in Afrikaans - 'Jy is deur die blare', which means you're confused or crazy, but lierally translated means: 'You are through the leaves'.

Apt, I think, for your sitaution ;-)

Böbø said...

I'm wondering if your can patent leaf blasting as some sort of beauty treatment?

PS: Shame you're replaced your Meeze being chased by a boulder - our boys really liked that one.

elizabeth said...

tamara - i think you may have something there...

bobo - now that you mention it my hair is rather shiny...

Had to change it because my legs were getting tired ;-)

Slyde said...

is it weird that the thought of you covered in grass makes me hot?

elizabeth said...

slyde - should I answer that one?