Whew! I am exhausted. We just got back from a week on the west coast, and I seriously underestimated how much the three hour time difference would effect me. But spending time with family, friends, and being back in the office for three days took a serious toll. Everyone wanted a piece of me, and I was just too exhausted to blog in the evenings; crawling into bed at 8:45pm PST was way more enticing, after involuntarily waking up each day well before sunrise. So, sorry for my week off of blogging! I was just too beat, and have been fighting off getting sick all week, on top of just being sleep deprived.
I'm also pretty tired from the hours we just spent in the yard this afternoon, mowing and raking up all of the fall leaves. Where I grew up in Washington State, we really never had to deal with leaves, just pine cones. But they're so pretty before they fall, it's worth the clean up work. Pretty fall leaves are definitely one of the advantages of living on the east coast, especially when all you have to do to see the colors is to look in your backyard!
Next year though, I definitely think we need to invest in a leaf blower. With just one rake and a broom between the two of us, it took way too long to pick these all up!
Do you have pretty fall leaves that turn into tiresome lawn debris where you live? Is the prettiness of the fall leaf colors worth the extra yard work?