A lawnmower-becomes my friend, my obsession and my new way to work out stress. I have never been one to be excited about lawn work.
I have three dogs but it takes an act of extreme will power to get out in the yard and clean up the special prizes they leave behind and when the grass is long it is even better because now I don't see the special treats. However, last weekend I reached the breaking point with my lawn. For the last three years, my husband and I have been mowing the lawn with a weedeater. But no more, because I bought a lawnmower.
I also have a new teaching job as a preschool teacher. We are three weeks in and I desperately needed to blow off some stress. So, after I bought the lawnmower last weekend, despite the fact that it was 115 on a Sunday at high noon, me and the lawnmower decided to get to work. And in the end I felt a lot better. It is my new stress reliever, but boy was I sunburned when we got done.