Poison Ivy

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101914_1729_Somedays1.jpgAnd preparation day rolls around again, but this time I sort of got caught up on my mowing, so I can rest this weekend with a sort of clear conscience. Snooks will bake challah and make up a one pot dish for the Shabbat. I will sit in my air-conditioned studio and look out on the freshly mowed fields with a sense of accomplishment.  But it wasn’t all my doing.  One neighbor came last week and mowed the verges, and another came this week and weed-whacked the edges so all I had to do was mow the middles.

Little acts of kindness like that make me feel less like an island and more of a part of something, though I admit I am not the easiest person in the world to do things for.  I do miss my independence, but some of the little chores just wind me.  A poison ivy patch has sprung up in the front yard, but the task of dragging out the sprayer, mixing the cocktail and pumping the blasted thing up can take me a whole day to accomplish. But it needs doing.  And a fresh tree stump is awaiting the weed burner to burn it to the ground and make sure the roots are dead.

*sigh!*

But 50 years from now, no one will miss the tree stump, a new owner will put in a Chinese garden or some other civilized horror, and life will go on … unless Messiah comes first.  One can always hope.

So, armed with a fresh cup, I peer out my electric window into your world, and out my glass window to a brave new world …

Good morning!

 

12 thoughts on “Poison Ivy

    Boo said:
    May 31, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Good morning to my favorite old curmudgeon …. ok maybe not curmudgeon……. it just sounded good. lol

    Hope you have a wonderfilled weekend. XOXOOX

      Rusty Armor responded:
      May 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm

      I have worked hard for the title of curmudgeon. I earned it. 😉

        Boo said:
        May 31, 2019 at 2:50 pm

        OK THEN!!

    Catherine said:
    May 31, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Tossing a coin … coffee vs. a nap. It’s hot over here in northeast Florida, and hurricane season is about to begin. The mow, blow, and go crew is taking care of our grass today. As much as I fuss about our HOA, I’m thankful that I don’t have to do any mowing.

    Looks like a nap won the coin toss. See you later, my friend.

      Rusty Armor responded:
      May 31, 2019 at 2:28 pm

      … napping always wins the coin toss! 😉
      Sleep well, sweetheart … you need that rest …

      The Hinoeuma said:
      May 31, 2019 at 11:45 pm

      Mow, blow & go. I gotta remember that…

    Rivergirl said:
    May 31, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    There’s nothing like the satisfaction of a freshly lawn.. or field. If only the damn things would stay mown. We’ve been so wet you could mow every 3 days, but you can’t on account if it being so wet.
    🙄

      Rusty Armor responded:
      May 31, 2019 at 2:29 pm

      That’s sort of what Snook says about dusting. You do it, and six short months down the road it needs it again …

        Rivergirl said:
        May 31, 2019 at 6:19 pm

        6 months? I dust every day!

        The Hinoeuma said:
        May 31, 2019 at 11:46 pm

        Can you come to my house? I have industrial strength dust bunnies.

        Rivergirl said:
        June 1, 2019 at 5:36 am

        No.
        But thanks for asking…

        The Hinoeuma said:
        June 1, 2019 at 3:17 pm

        😄

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