I am done with…
With my husband out of action due to his Fractured Fibula, we are one Leaf Mover down in our household. Getting these leaves up to the street took threatening to ground one 13-year-old girl if she didn’t rake, cajoling of one overly busy 17-year-old boy to mow the lawn, and no small effort on my part (and not just threatening and cajoling).
|This is a new and different pile since I last wrote about the|
fascinating topic of leaves two weeks ago.
And then the leaf truck came (again) this week! Oh, frabjous day! And there was much rejoicing.
|For those readers unfamiliar with this miraculous phenomenon, here is the Leaf Truck.|
|The leaf-sucking nozzle thingy. The truck had|
to make two passes to suck up all our leaves.
I now declare that the Common Household Lawn is clear of leaves, statistically speaking. There is no significant difference between the number of leaves on the lawn, and zero leaves on the lawn (p < 0.10).
|A photo from one week ago. There are a few more|
leaves on the lawn now. I just raised p to 0.25.
That means I can turn my attention to other important matters. Some other things I am done with are:
Baking Apple Raisin Pie.
|Safely stored in freezer until Thanksgiving Day.|
Remembering to take the turkey out of the freezer. Some years I order a fresh turkey, which I prefer, but doing so requires some faith that the grocery store won’t screw up my order and make me be turkey-less. This year I went with cheap and easy, because I have too much else to think about.
Buying ingredients for green bean casserole.
But I might have to buy more fresh Brussels sprouts – will 40 be enough for the 8 people who eat these? If I cook them in bacon grease will it increase demand?
Sewing the Eagle badge onto my son’s uniform. It’s been 7 weeks since he got the badge, so it was about time. While I was sewing, I wondered who sews on General Petraeus’s badges? Oops, I guess that should be in past tense.
One thing I am not done with is giving thanks. I have a lot to be thankful for.
So, dear reader, is there anything you can cross off your list? Anything that is Done?