Monday, 30 April 2007
Off with their heads!
I felt that I accomplished a lot today. I vacuumed the whole house (well, I didn't venture into the teenager's bedroom, that would have been potentially life-threatening) which is one of my usual Monday tasks. The to-do list included mowing the lawn, so I decided to get that done while the weather looked good. I used my gas mower (sorry, Samantha). We have nearly half an acre and it takes an hour and half with the self-propelled mower. Many dandelions were beheaded during the process!
I have a theory about the intelligence of dandelions. The first ones to come up in the Spring are usually tall. However, when you start mowing, the subsequent flower stalks get shorter and the heads get lower to the ground. VERY sneaky - they fly under the wire and the mower can't get them.
Anyway, by suppertime the bathrooms were clean, the houseplants were watered and all was well with the world. I can wash the dishes this evening and admire the neat lawn from my kitchen window.