Most people are all too excited to stash away their winter sweaters, whip out the bathing suits and fire up the grill in anticipation of summer. Most people. I am not one of them. I am fair-skinned, and burn to a crisp in the shade with 70SPF slathered on like an insane person. And I just don't like hot weather (not a fan of winter either, but that's another post). That being said, I guess I shouldn't complain too much that's it's been fairly mild-and sometimes downright chilly- here in upstate New York, but seriously? I've been swimming twice! Anyway, I won't complain too much, like I said, because things on the outside are finally starting to catch up with the inside of the house progress. So this is me NOT complaining. The landscaping is starting to actually look like landscaping-with mulch and everything!- and the yard is being mowed regularly. Mowed, or mown? Hmm, I'll have to look that one up.