April 21, 2006
what i want to do: keep sitting on the sofa, all leisurely, while the cat scoots in and out of the screened porch.
what i must (and will do): put the computer away. take a shower. hurry on to work in time for the 10:15 meeting.
last night i did yard work until moseman's various caretakers came over to learn how to pill him.
in the yard, i started scalping the parts that are completely not grass, and occupied by a weed that i consider to be very obnoxious and unpleasant. d. pointed out that weeds are a social convention, and i agree, i really do– but some weeds really bother me. the kind that are covered in that sticky sap? i hate those. and there's one other one that was really starting to take over in the back. i hate that one too. but now it's mostly gone.
the cool thing about scalping with the weed whacker is that it's a self-mulching process. most of the ground is now covered in a finely chopped layer of dead vegetation.
i also started cleaning the crap off the screened porch to make way for the lovely new furniture, some of which is already there, and some of which i have yet to actually obtain, but i will soon. Things are Under Way.
i applied roundup to the raised bed a couple of weeks ago and things are mostly dead back there. a session or two with the weed whacker and it'll be nice and clean. still not sure exactly how i'll proceed with it, and i may have to devote next weekend to the front of the house, in preparation for the Tour, but chances are decent that i'll still do something useful with it.
oh, all right. i'll get up now.
Posted by lisa at April 21, 2006 09:18 AM
My friend David says that a weed is nothing but a plant where you don't want it. And yet, I hate that sticky weed too.
Posted by: Sarah on April 21, 2006 09:24 PM