Monday, November 9, 2009

Just "Leaf" Me Alone

I indulged in my favorite fall exercise today. It's sunny and about 70 outside, so the kids played outside with their bikes and wagon while I raked leaves. I love raking leaves. LOVE raking leaves. I also love shoveling snow, but we'll save that for the winter.

There is no better upper body workout than raking, I think. My arms and shoulders usually ache afterwards, but there's sheer joy in accomplishing a yard of raking. Maybe it's the end result that makes it so pleasurable. Once laden with leaves, the yard now shines warm and green again. I like that. A lot.