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.
I found my buttons and glue gun. I began attaching the buttons randomly. I used predominantly red, green and white buttons. Using cardboard, I cut out the shape of an lopsided star and spray painted it white - because that was what I had on hand. I glued silver buttons on the star, and then hot glued the star onto the top of the rake.
Even Mr. Dreamy likes it, and agreed that we didn't want to rake up the fallen leaves after all!