We worked on the front yard today and made a bit more progress. Mostly because I had help from my DH. I bought a GOOD weed whacker so he trimmed the grass and did a little bit of weeding. Meanwhile, I continued to dig up some of the grass. I really want to get rid of most of the grass in the front and plant some flowers and ground cover plants.
There's a bit of dirt where I dug so I'm worried the stray cats will use it as a toilet again. It's covered with a few pokey bromeliads for the time being, till I can get back to it. Hopefully that'll keep them out.