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November 19, 2005


i react better now to being scheduled than i used to in my 20's. i'm not sure what changed, but for some reason i do handle it better. i've been fairly scheduled lately, and so far so good.

jason and i had a radio station workday today that was quite productive. since i do work well with deadlines, i volunteered a fairly agressive one for getting a new web site ready and deployable. i'm sick of that project dragging on, as is everyone else. i'm ready to get the fucker done.

it dawned on me this morning that i had not been home during daylight for two weeks, at least not long enough to even consider raking leaves. my front yard looks like a solid leaf blanket, and i don't know what the back yard looks like. i should spend the next hour and 20 minutes left of daylight out there raking, but i'm not going to. i just got home and i don't feel like it. and i can do it tomorrow. and on monday, i swear i will call TROSA and hire them to do basic yard maintenance.

in fact, there's a long list of things i need to do today before i go to the WXDU benefit show. funny how "eat loco-pops and watch an x-files re-run" keeps popping up to the top.

Posted by lisa at November 19, 2005 03:36 PM


Maybe you could cut yourself some slack?

Posted by: Joseph H. Vilas on November 19, 2005 04:09 PM

I've heard (on my favorite gardening show, Gardening by the Yard) that leaf-raking is optional. Do it if you don't like the way your lawn looks, but letting the leaves sit where they lie isn't bad for the lawn. I'm waiting for all the leaves to come down before I rake the path, and that's it.

Posted by: Sarah on November 19, 2005 08:59 PM

that's good to know. i do need to clear my front walkway, but maybe i will leave the rest. it always bothered me to remove nitrogen from the yard, even if it's composted by the city and put back on other yards.

in the back, i get walnuts, which are larger than golf balls and are dangerous to walk on. also, walnut material contains a toxin that stunts the growth of some plants. unfortunately, the walnuts are quite difficult to rake up, but i need to.

Posted by: lisa on November 19, 2005 09:14 PM

yeah, i'm not a big proponent of raking, either.

since it's possible (and even recommended) to make mulch or compost out of leaves, so i figure that just letting them stay on the ground where they land is probably helpful to my grass. ;-)

Posted by: xta on November 19, 2005 09:17 PM

some gardening books & shows recommend running your lawn mower over the leaves to chop them up so they mulch faster, but I don't even bother with that. I'm a big fan of any gardening technique that means less work (or ideally, no work) for me!

Posted by: Sarah on November 21, 2005 09:05 AM

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