I really am amused by the little things.  Today was the first day that I was able to actually mow my lawn...and I loved every minute of it!

Paul Lampard

I know...it probably seems kind of strange.  Most people seem to absolutely hate it.  Admittedly, I put it off longer than I probably should have.  I was starting to think I was going to need a baler to get it done.  But today I said, "I'll just get the front done so that the house at least looks a little presentable from the street.

I sat down, started up the mower, and everything else disappeared.  I'm not sure if it's the sound of the mower itself, the smell of the grass, or that the only thing I have to concentrate on for a little while is keeping the mower as straight as possible.  But it just disappears.

It's always been like that for me too.  When I was a kid, I used to like to earn a few brownie points with mom and dad doing a job that I liked.  Back then, I'd get a little something to drink, my Walkman and head out for a few hours.

Today, I wanted to just get the front done.  Then I moved to the side of the house, then just behind the barn, then the back.  Before I knew it, not only had I run out of daylight, but I had finished the entire lawn.

Now if only I liked opening the pool...