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Always overlap your wheels when mowing the lawn and read Nutrition Facts on granola packaging

I just came in from mowing the lawn to tell you I am not writing today. I can not concentrate. All I can do today is mow the lawn.

I know you are reading words I typed. But. I am not writing.

I am complaining.

The basement is a mess again. I have weeds in my garden and I can’t concentrate.

Yesterday I ate half of a Oat’s n honey CRUNCHY granola bar. I did not read the label on the back of the package. Just a minute, I will get one of the bars from the pantry. The  Oat’s n honey CRUNCHY granola bar has twelve grams of sugar. I ate eight grams of sugar yesterday! Now I know why I can’t concentrate today.   My brain cells take a nap when I eat sugar. They go back to bed and hide under the covers. I had no brain today to write. Only the brain cells that mow lawns were active today.

I am going back outside now to finish mowing the lawn. I overlap the wheels when I mow the lawn. If you don’t overlap the wheels you leave strips of grass. I will do it right the first time.

And the next time I am tempted to eat half of an Oat’s n honey CRUNCHY granola bar I will remember to read the label on the back of the package.  I need all of my brain.

I will leave now and mow more straight lines.

Tomorrow will be a better day.

About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

You are an artist. Yes, you are. Really.

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  • Oh mowing! I miss the smell of a freshly mowed lawn 🙂

    • pamelahodges

      Hello Amy. Would you like me to send you a ziplock bag of freshly cut grass? I wonder if it would retain the freshly cut smell.

  • Our days are never better when we eat 8 grams of sugar Pamela…….this said from your Mother……we have the same kind of brain!!!! 🙂