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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Top 10 excuses for not mowing the lawn

Mowing the lawn was on my to do list this weekend. It was one of those obligatory to do's because I was feeling guilty every time I drove down the street and saw one of the neighbors' lawns looking spiffy.

My plan was to get up this morning and do it before we had to leave for Charlie's track meet. Which would have worked swimmingly -- if I'd gone to the grocery store last night. But I didn't. So that moved to first on the list. As I was grocery shopping, I put together a list of viable reasons why the grass wasn't cut in case someone asked. Here's what I came up with:

Top 10 excuses for not mowing the lawn
  1. It's too early in the morning. Don't want to wake the neighbors.
  2. I didn't want to get that yucky green stain on my workout shoes.
  3. I'm observing Earth Day.
  4. All that fluffy green complements the blue shutters on the house.
  5. I'm starting a collection of letters from the homeowners association.
  6. I couldn't decide what pattern to mow in -- horizontal or vertical stripes?
  7. All those dandelions have such a pretty yellow color.
  8. I'm thinking about getting a pet goat and it's got to have something to eat.
  9. Operating a lawn mower is not ladylike.
  10. It's too late at night. Don't want to wake the neighbors.
Ultimately, I did get the lawn mowed tonight -- and actually enjoyed cutting it. But feel free to borrow an excuse or two if you need it.


Anonymous said...

I love you.

Joanie said...

My excuse is I sold my lawn mower. I never dreamed I'd still be living in this house!!

Eternal Lizdom said...

Love it!! Jeff mowed the front last week and finally tackled the back this week- it was UGLY. But we are making a sincere effort to get the house up to "standard" this year- cleaning up, redoing the landscaping, getting stuff planted, and I know Jeff will finally get our playset up this year!

Eternal Lizdom said...

Man, Joanie, I wish you lived close to me. Would you believe we have an extra mower? It needs a new self propel belt...

Mike Magan said...

I love 1 and 10, brilliant

Beth Zimmerman said...

There is a very overgrown yard that I pass everyday on my way to and from work. They posted a cute sign in the middle of it that say's it's a wildflower garden! I'm not buying it but so far the city hasn't made them mow. Wonder if I could get away with that?

Cat said...

I love the HOA letter collection!

Shelley said...

LOL about the GOAT!!! hahahahahahahahaaa!!!

Boy, I'd like to see THOSE homeowners association letters:

Mrs. Magan,

It has come to our attention that you have a GOAT tied up on your front lawn....