SIP Day 44, wearing black tank top and blue cotton shorts, writing from my the living room couch; 78 degrees outside today and slightly windy
My favorite household chore is vacuuming. So much so that if I am really upset I will just go through the house and give it a good vacuuming to calm down.
Like vacuuming, I love mowing the lawn. Generally we employ a gardener to mow our front and back lawns, but at the beginning of S-I-P, we asked the gardener to only mow the front and we took over the care of the backyard. We are letting the “middle” of the back lawn grow wild and tall and I am mowing each week around the garden beds, trees, and around the outdoor kitchen area. While I am mowing I am ebullient, and then after I’m done I have to sit on the back porch for about an hour admiring my handiwork. I also have an edger and I “edge” around the garden beds, trees, and the cinderblock walls.
It’s nice to have the time to vacuum and mow and also the time to admire the investment of effort.