Friday, November 02, 2007

Take cover

Do you have seasonal anxiety? Do you have valium? Please send me some if you do.
Welp, its fall – and here we go again.

Lets be clear. My anxiety is not caused by the shorter days where my body is jonesin’ for vitamin D filled sunshine. Nope, this is all about my to do list.

I get this way every year. So much to do, so little time. While some folks are changing their wardrobes over and putting on the flannel sheets, my resourceful wife is taking out my flannel straight jackets (one must be seasonal when wearing a straight jacket – try to imagine my fall collection in a traditional woodsmen’s red plaid, where my summer attire would be more like linen or even seersucker which is nice and cool when you have your arms wrapped around your back).

Since we have been busy for several weekends in a row – the tasks are piling up, and so are the leaves. I am getting more anxious by the day.
So finally we have a weekend to get some work done outside and wouldn’t you just know what’s coming tomorrow?

Yup. That’s right folks. Pull up your lawn chairs and mull some cider. We’ll be raking leaves in a hurricane.

We are nothing …if not good entertainment.


Maria said...

Ew. I am just dreading when we have to turn the clocks back. Everyone keeps talking about how great it will be to have an extra hour, but all I can see is it getting dark at 5 p.m....

SassyFemme said...

Road trip for the comedy show at your house tomorrow!

SassyFemme said...

Oh, speaking of raking leaves, have you guys seen that big leaf blower that you simply push around your yard, much like a push mower? We noticed a number of people in our area have them, and they seem to work pretty well.

weese said...

i covet the Cyclone Rake.
alas... at close to 1300 we won't see one this season.

Val said...

Sassy... we can meet up at the Weese homestead... since you're a pro in driving down in this area now! Just call us when you leave your neck of the woods!

Should be a fun time watching her chase those leaves around in the wind that will most certainly not be blowing the direction she wants them to!!!

SassyFemme said...

But Val, it's no fun driving down there if it's still not dark o'thirty and bumper to bumper traffic all the way from W'bury!

Weese, thought of you getting set to rake this morning when I put the dog out and the wind was blowing pretty strongly!

clammy said...

I'm glad to see you're a true New Englander? a little Nor'easter is nothing to worry about. Did you get those leaves raked?