My mother used to say "needs must" quite often, and the phrase was added to my vocabulary as I grew older.
This morning was a 'needs must' morning. While there's been some improvement, I'm still hobbling around with a really sore back. Be that as it may, both front and rear yards had to be mowed; I don't need any more notes from the City Fathers. I had hoped that my Coast Guard grandson, who was here for a few days this past week, might have done that for me, but he spent most of his time with his sweet girlfriend. I don't blame him at all; given the choice, I'd much rather sit in a cool room and watch movies with my sweetie than to push a lawnmower in the heat.
I'm happy to say that it took me only 45 minutes to mow both front and back yards. Thank goodness for a self-propelled mower! The discomfort in my back doesn't seem any worse. Perhaps the heat and exercise was good for it.
After I've cooled down a bit, I will water the flower beds then put out the sprinklers. The ground is, again, incredibly dry. Our rainfall seems to be either feast or famine.
I've still to do the trimming around the edges, but ...
...tomorrow is also a day.