Admittedly, the yard reminds me of someone with overgrown hair who does his/her own hack job in shortening it: uneven, sticking out in some places, etc. But, at least it's starting to look like a yard.
I also have a new chair on which I can sit by the front door of the house and view the wreckage--I mean, lovely yard. And try to clean my still-dirty fingernails.
The garden has to wait until next year for me to take a stab at it with my black-tinged thumb. This year I have a book to write, so I won't get around to more than a few pots of herbs on the deck. (Should the deck ever get re-built. The contractor says he'll come back...)
What challenges are you taking on these days?