Saturday, October 9, 2010

Reflections While Mowing the Yard

This afternoon I spent roughly three hours mowing our yard. That's a lot of time to yourself, which for me always includes a lot of inner monologue. Here are just a few of the things that lingered in my thinker for a moment or two.
  1. I need a bigger mower... perhaps one that moves by itself. Last year I bought a push mower. I told myself it would be a great form of exercise. As it turns out, it just meant that I would be mowing my yard less.
  2. I need a smaller yard. Our house sits on just a shade under an acre. Thus the extended mowing time.
  3. I enjoy listening to music while I mow. I was a little thrown, however, when a Garth Brooks song somehow managed its way onto my iPod. Imagine my further shock when I knew every word... and sang along loudly hoping the mower would drown it out to anyone who happened by.
  4. I'm thirsty.
  5. I'm glad it's October and mowing can be checked off my seasonal to-do list.
  6. I strongly dislike raking leaves.
  7. I hate shoveling snow.
Well, I've said too much.


  1. I hate mowing.
    I don't have to rake leaves.
    I love shoveling snow.

    We should hang out.

  2. It was "unanswered prayers" wasn't it? Knew it.