spinthemoon (spinthemoon) wrote,

Missed yet another day of work today, to take The Boy to the doctor. It's strep. Again, or still; I don't know which and at this point don't care as long as they can get rid of it. I got tested to make sure I'm not still carrying it, and I was all clear. The Boy held my hand while they swabbed my throat and told me afterwards that I was very brave.

This afternoon I tackled the shrubbery by the driveway. I'm not sure what it is; some leggy leafy evergreen that looks a lot like logustrum but isn't. Every year I cut it back to make it fuller, and every year I tell myself afterwards that I should have cut it back more. So this year I was merciless. My vorpal blade went snicker-snack for the better part of an hour, with branches and leaves piling up on the sidewalk in my wake.

It looks absolutely terrible. If a hedge could have mange, this is what it would look like. But I know it's only temporary, and if not this year then the next it will finally take shape. As I get older, I am learning to take a longer view.
Tags: lame gardening
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