But, I took one more look at Facebook - and I was hijacked!
One of my friends posted the following picture:
I thought it was terribly cute. So I did get up... but I didn't do any of the chores. I went to find our leaf rake.
I took it off the handle and did a hasty job of painting it green with spray paint I had on hand from other projects. I left the paint looking patchy as I wanted the patina of age and little spots of rust to show.
Even Mr. Dreamy likes it, and agreed that we didn't want to rake up the fallen leaves after all!