Blogs by Helen C. Downey
7/14/2006 2:23:05 PM
The pain and agony of summer chores.
(Sometimes we have to do a job any which way we can.)
What is happening to our summers? I have noticed the leaves turning yellow and falling all over my country lawn. It saddens me to see the leaves change while it is only mid July. Last week we had tornado like weather with gusts of wind that shook houses and rocked cars. Plants were ruined and yet the weeds thrived. I am too tired to weed ever day. Those varmints materialize within hours.
I was determined to get rid of them so I obtained the strongest weed killer I could find. Armed with hip boots…don’t want the poison ivy, sumac, or oak to touch me as I attempt to tackle the over growth…I carry my large can of pesticide in one hand and the gun in the other. Looking as if I am ready to fight off an Iraqi attacker, I venture towards those pesky weeds.
Auchoo! Darn those allergies! How dare they attack me at a time like this? Not only am I sneezing but my eyes are so watery I don’t know what I may be spraying. Into the house I go to get the benedryl and to wash my face. Alright now I am ready to see those pesky weeds that have invaded my territory.
After about an hour or so and using two large containers of weed killer my hands are sore. Three acres of land is quite a bit to keep up with. Some of the neighbors watched during my attack on the pesky intruders. I glanced once to see one neighbor shaking his head while laughing so hard he had to hold himself up against a tree. Well it was strange to see a small female with large hip boots on, a hat with a net over it covering my face, and wearing a mans’ long sleeve shirt in the humid hot mid afternoon. Somebody had to get it done!
Post a Comment new!
More Blogs by Helen C. Downey
For the Love of it All - Thursday, December 13, 2007
For the fun of it all...or is it? - Saturday, June 09, 2007
Oh Brother! - Friday, June 08, 2007
A new Baby on the way. - Friday, May 25, 2007
Just Another Day - Thursday, February 22, 2007
Lessions to be learned - Wednesday, January 17, 2007
The Healing Process - Friday, October 20, 2006
Auggimus the Greek Cat - Monday, October 02, 2006
The Editor - Saturday, September 16, 2006
Day of Concern - Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Nine Eleven - Tuesday, September 12, 2006
How time flys - Monday, August 28, 2006
Book Reviews - Friday, August 18, 2006
My book excerpts from The Chameleons - Thursday, August 17, 2006
Summer Days - Friday, August 11, 2006
My Book Sells - Sunday, July 23, 2006
Getiing it Done! - Friday, July 21, 2006
Birthdays - Sunday, July 16, 2006
The Killer - Friday, July 14, 2006
Abuse...the beginings - Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Rocky Week - Saturday, July 01, 2006
Todays' Agenda - Monday, June 26, 2006
Depressed - Thursday, June 22, 2006
What to do with the teens of the New Millenium - Monday, June 05, 2006
Work - Saturday, June 03, 2006
Daily Wonders - Friday, June 02, 2006
Wonder - Monday, May 29, 2006
My book release - Monday, May 22, 2006
Does anyone Care? - Sunday, March 26, 2006
Another Blah Day - Wednesday, February 22, 2006
GRRRRR! WHat THe !!!! - Monday, February 20, 2006
My Birthday! - Saturday, February 18, 2006