Man Oh Man -
I have spent time in the yard every weekend since the beginning of the year. Whether it's grass removal, planting (now's the time to plant roses!), pruning (now's the time to be pruning the crepe myrtles), cutting back of the vines, or pulling weeds. It's been CRAZY out there. And, sadly, the yard doesn't necessarily look any better. But it's one of those things that just needs to be done and it will make the yard look way nicer in the summer when things are actually growing. Of course, all the work in the yard means that other things are falling by the wayside - the house really could stand to be cleaned, the litterboxes should be switched out, and so on and so forth. But I'm sure all that can be rectified a little later - you know, like during the time when it's horrendous outside and I won't want to go out to do yard work.