Houseplants are nice, but it's good when things on the outside of the house grow, too. Besides weeds, I mean. I spent yesterday pulling grass out of the flowerbeds, and then planting ground cover, which will hopefully establish itself and discourage the grass from growing there. The dog lay in the shade (smart dog!) and watched me sweating, clearly wondering why dumb humans go out and sit in the sun for no sensible reason.
I still have a lot more weeding to do, but it was nice to make a big start on it yesterday!