Chaos & Laughter from our little part of the universe
Saturday, August 11, 2007
It's just plain hot. It's so hot around here leaves are falling off of the one tree we have in the backyard. It's really crazy to have to rake leaves in the summer. That's a fall chore, not a summer chore. If I don't get the leaves picked up, they'll all end up in the pool. I've been so fed up with the leaf problem at our house (and so tired of raking them), that yesterday I went to battle against the leaves. I brought out the "big guns". I got out the leaf blower and blew all of the leaves in to a big, huge pile and then I mowed 'em down with the lawn mower. When I was done, there was nothing left but pulverized, mulched, specks of what used to be leaves. I dusted my hands off and put away the mower, I had won. I'm looking outside right now, and low and behold, its as if the tree is mocking me! There are more leaves out there this morning. I guess I should just be thankful for the shade, who cares if the yard looks like no one lives here.
In honor of the triple digit temperatures today, I am decreeing no hot meals, just ice cream. Ya think the kids will go for that?