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The boys and I woke up to a hazy day. I began kicking myself for not mowing the lawn when I got home from work yesterday. I figured that we'd take some time to snuggle before heading to the store to get our weekly food trip out of the way. When we'd return...I'd mow the lawn, no matter what.
While we were out, I picked up some Hyacinth, Daffodils, and other flowers to fill our pots with. I was in a hopeful mood and figured that some Spring flowers might do the trick. We cruised through our checklist and exited the store to warmer weather and the sun kissing our cheeks.
The boys were anxious to get home so they could play outside. We weren't home 5 minutes before lunch was eaten and little boy hands were digging in the dirt. I love when screen time takes a backseat to sun time.
While they were digging, I went to work on some flower planting. Soil was gently shifted to the side while I decorated my garden for a new season. Dead leaves and fallen flowers were given a different resting place while I pulled and picked. The Hyacinth fragrance was already filling my nose as I nestled the flower pots into their places.
The lawn mower was pulled out of the shed, filled up with power juice, and yanked at (repeatedly). It was like a couch potato getting back in the gym...with each pull I made, it pulled right back in disgust. I finally won out! It roared and complained but began to comply as I pushed it through the overgrown lawn. The first mow of the season.
Pull the clogged grass out of the way and try again....yank, grrrr....
With crazy weather comes inconsistent mowing. Which in turn leaves thick, long grass in places that need a little more persistence. My arm got it's workout today.
Allergies + mowing the lawn = itchy hands, eyes, and skin.
Beautiful lawn + fragrant flowers + blooms on the fruit trees = One happy home owner