I've lots work to do and I need to atone
For last weeks debacle (and nasty burn)
And I have some self respect I need to re-earn
.....So I pulled out my trusty old mower
And set to work
I gave the 'oval' in the middle of the driveway a bit of a spruce up.
(The bricks are a work in progress. ... though it must be said, this is as far as the old chimneys progressed after they were demolished several years ago....)
Alas the home orchard needs more than a little spruce (up)
It needs a complete makeover
And a lot of TLC
I gave it a burl, I gave it a try
But my poor old mower gave up with a sigh
Then so did I!
So much for regaining some self respect.
I ended up utterly exhausted!
Puffing and wheezing like a steam train climbing a mountain
I felt quite defeated
I wished I was 'The Little Engine That Could'
It was one of my favourite stories when I was a child
I wallowed in self pity for a bit
How absurd am I?
A middle aged grandmother
who needs to grow up
still wishing life was a fairy tale.
I do have one success to brag of though
With all my lack luster endeavours to fix up our property
I haven't been creating much (other than chaos)
But I did manage this
My first dish cloth, of which I in-ordinarily proud.
And you, everyone, is/are absolutely right
Once you've used one, you don't want to use anything else.
I'm working on number 2 now.
I'll just keep reminding my self
That if I was a 'The Little Engine That Could'
I wouldn't be able to crochet
And that really would be
Something to have a cry about.