Sunday, April 21, 2013

I'm Whooped

It seems I've been playing catch-up in the yard since Spring started busting out all over. Usually, in January and February, when we have nice days, I get stuff done in the yard in preparation for Spring. With my Mom's accident, that didn't happen this year as all of the "nice" weekend days were spent helping her. So, my yard has been a mess. Flowers are struggling to get up amid weeds that have just taken OVER.

Most of this weekend has been spent cutting grass, weeding, weedeating, transplanting, pruning.... oh, and killing a couple of snakes. Normally, I'm a live and let live kind of girl, however, when that first snake reared its ugly head.... I went into full screaming girl mode, and well, I won that round. My neighbor came running across the street to see what was wrong. I have to admit, that it wasn't a poisonous snake (at least according to my neighbor), but I wasn't going to wait and find out. He told me to yell for him if I came across another and he'd take care of it (without killing it).

Well, lo and behold, I came across another.... and I wasn't sure if it was the same kind as the first. So I screamed again.... and hollered.... and did a OMGI'mfreakingout dance. But my neighbor didn't come running. So, the second snake met the same sad fate as the first. I feel a bit guilty, but since a much larger version found its way into my kitchen last year and GOT AWAY...... well, I just don't have warm fuzzy feelings about those slithering critters.

On the bright side though --- I got a LOT done. I've got sore muscles, sore hands and numerous scratches, bumps and bruises. All in all, a GREAT weekend.  Hopefully I can do a full press again next weekend and have it really shining when EVERYTHING starts blooming next month. How was YOUR weekend?


  1. You are braver than me. I wouldn't get close enough to kill it. I would have dropped my stuff and ran inside, and that would have been the end of the yardwork.

  2. We have rattlesnakes in our yard at times so I am very careful. But I hate snakes.....

  3. Well, my thought was that if I let it hang out --- well, then it might end up back in my kitchen! Dead outside is much better than alive in my house!