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Yard Work
While I was mowing the lawn this evening, I was trying to figure out why I hated it so much. Yes, it is hard work. I'm rather lazy. However, I do hard work a lot, despite being lazy. It can be near hell during the middle of the summer. However, we had a lovely spring evening tonight while I was mowing. When I get done, my hands feel like they're still vibrating, but that's really more funky than frustrating. So I think it all goes down to one thing - I used to have to mow the lawn when I was a kid. Cleaning the kitchen and mowing the lawn were the two tasks that I had to fulfill as an indentured slave under mom & dad. Oddly enough, those are two tasks that I now despise doing... Coincidence? I think NOT! :-)

Anyway, I think I might try to mow my lawn myself this year, rather than pay someone to do it. It's good exercise for me and it's less expensive. Especially if I conveniently forget to reimburse mom and dad for the gasoline. (I use their lawn mower.)

So, an hour and a half after I started (and as the sun was quickly setting in the west) I finished with the lawn (even raking it). I still hate doing it, but it's always nice when it's done!

Current Mood: exhausted exhausted

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elsaf From: elsaf Date: May 19th, 2004 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I pretty much have to threaten and bribe myself into doing my yard work. It can even be pleasant, sometimes, after I get going. But there are a thousand things I'd rather do first.
dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: May 19th, 2004 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
*dies at your wonderful random sylv pic* Tis the signed photo with Sylv and an umbrella handle...crud it is wonderful!

A job well done is a job that has been done (well).
trinalin From: trinalin Date: May 20th, 2004 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)
That particular photo is the one that I got this year at Gallifrey '04. I didn't want him to mess up the face, so he signed the handle instead. :-)

I have an idea for an icon which I might make later today. It's based upon the fact that I often can't decide which Sylv icon to use for a post. :-)
dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: May 20th, 2004 05:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds spiffy! Ehe. That picture was stuck on all these random walls in my dreams last night...Twas amusing :P
barbthebrazen From: barbthebrazen Date: May 20th, 2004 12:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I am almost inclined to agree with you that lawnwork sucks. It does while doing it but afterwards when you're sitting in the shade and admiring how nice the yard looks it's not so bad...

*hands you a ice cold beer iced tea*

I still have over half my fence to repair but am enjoying the work strangely.
warinbabylon From: warinbabylon Date: May 20th, 2004 05:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Amen to the done! I know what that's like. ;)

I hate doing the dishes...same reasoning behind it too, I think.
kalibex From: kalibex Date: May 20th, 2004 07:26 am (UTC) (Link)


...it's only 'Lazy' when you don't actually go and do it. So.
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