Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Never Ending Summer

I’m grateful for this summer’s bounty. We preserved so many cucumbers and tomatoes it isn’t funny. There are years’ worth of Thai dragon hot peppers yet to harvest and dry.

That’s not happening today.

We planned to do it. But first I set out to mow the front lawn. SO decided it high time to weed whack the edges of same patch of grass.

All went swimmingly at first. He had the courtesy to halt his efforts whenever I neared with the lawnmower.

At first. You can see where this is going, can’t you?

Finished cutting grass, I wheeled the mower onto a shady patch of concrete to reattach the recalcitrant grass chute, which I gave up trying to reinstall in the midst of my job. All of a sudden, I feel pain in the back of my head, as if someone threw a handful of pebbles at me.

Or hornets attacked.

I stood, whipped around, and backed up in one movement. There stood my dear husband, just a few feet away, industriously edging the driveway.

Near where I had knelt moments before.

Screaming, “Hey!” didn’t even register. I stomped into the garage, threw my gloves on the shelf, kicked my shoes into their usual corner near the door, and left him to put everything away.

I’m so done with this summer’s sweat and painful little indignities. And still the grass grows. The back is so high we should just get a goat.

I’m going to drown my sorrows in pictures of pretty musicians. Meanwhile, my husband did a nice job and apologized for the mistake.

Left to Right:
Sebastian Danzig, Remington Leith, and Emerson Barrett
of Palaye Royale

Would you hire someone for yard work if you could?

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Drummer Emerson Barrett's Zen Moment

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16 comments:

  1. I don't do yard work and hubby won't let us hire it out, but I would if I could. We're old and don't need to do this anymore.

    I'm glad your yard looks nice again.

    Have a fabulous Sunday, Darla. Big hug. ♥

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    1. Big hug back to you! Your husband and you are inspirations with the loving devotion I sense between you.

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  2. Those hornets aren't very nice buggers.

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  3. I used to hire my yard cut and weeded ....WHEN I WORKED and could afford that sort of thing. I don’t mind doing it now and it really don’t take but about 30mins...it is just a matter of telling my rear to get up and “get her done”...which should have been this morning since it was not hot YET, but, blogging came instead! Oops....guess I need to rethink what should be done first! Haha....maybe this evening....maybe not. In the words of Scarlett O’Hara, “ tomorrow is another day”!!!!!!!! Didn’t she say that?

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    1. I never saw or read "Gone With the Wind." ~blush~ I don't have a big yard, either, but the work just has seemed unending this summer. Even now there are more weeds needed pulling. Heh... Be well!

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  4. No, I enjoy working in the yard. My son does the weedeating, and some of the mowing though. I'd rather have someone clean the house! If I got as sweaty and dirty as I do in the garden, as in the house, I'd have a clean house, but I don't. Honestly, it's a dusty, dirty mess!
    I'm with you Darla, with "Gone with the Wind." I've seen it, sort of. I didn't pay attention, and I dislike historical fiction. Plus, as I argue with my daughter (she loves the movie and book), that Scarlett was not a nice woman! My daughter feels all's fair in war, and she was "saving their home," but I say, family first, you don't steal your sister's man!

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    1. I do enjoy gardening when it's cool, even rainy. And the inside of my house is a mess. ~shakes head~ I'd rather write than clean. I'm with you on Scarlett's behavior. Be well!

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  5. Darn hornets! I don't do yardwork, luckily my hubby enjoys it.

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    1. That's a blessing. ~hugs~ Thank heaven I only got stung by the single hornet. And my husband made up for flinging hard clods of dirt at my head by buying and bringing home lunch! Be well, my dear.

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  6. Yeah, that was a disaster waiting to happen. But now you have the guilt factor. Maybe he'll buy you something to make up for his mistake ;)

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    1. Food! Heh... It was nice not having to put something together for lunch yesteray, even if all I requested was McDonald's. Be well!

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  7. Ah, the advantages of living in an apartment where someone else does the yard work. :) I'm glad you survived it all. Sending hugs.

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    1. Sometimes I miss apartment dwelling. ~grin~ If only there were no neighbors on the other side of the wall/ceiling/floor. Ugh. Thank you for the kind words!

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  8. My yard used to look a mess until my lovely, newly-retired brother took it in hand for me!

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    1. Nice! I'm glad for you, my dear. My family is all too far away. :( Oh, well. I made my choices.

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