Monday, May 24, 2010

Mow-mentary joy: Awhile back we switched to an electric lawn mower. Tired of the noise and pollution of a gas mower, we tried a year or so with a push-mower. While I appreciated the upper-body workout, mowing manually took a bit too much time. We opted for electric as a compromise.
    At first I thought wrestling with the cord would be a hassle, but I’ve learned to deal with it. Hey, it’s just like vacuuming, but outside, with a 95-foot cord.
    I was tackling the back yard the other day, and on one turnaround I gave the cord a toss. Whoa. The orange line flowed away from my hand in this beautiful, slow-motion wave, ending with a quiet plop near the maple tree.
     I must have been channeling my inner cowgirl.

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