Yesterday was one of those days that left me too pooped to post at the end of the day. This tomato thing has me ripping through my to-do list like a crazy woman. A crazy, sweaty woman since I’m taking advantage of these longest days of summer to squeeze in as many outdoor things as I can.
I began the morning with some tree trimming for my recently widowed neighbor, who mentioned about 36 times needed pruning.
And it did need pruning. It had about 20-30 sucker offshoots at the base and the outer limbs were almost dragging the ground. But not anymore.
About an hour later, I had taken it as far as I could and gotten a good arm workout via the clippers. It was a little like hemming a skirt. Well, as close as I can remember to what that’s like. I don’t think I’ve hemmed a skirt in…well, a very, very long time.
I then began the deadlift portion of the workout, because I had to haul the refuse to the curb. Not heavy lifting, but my glutes are feeling it.
One nice benefit of this little project was that I got to flaunt my $5 yard sale wagon to my neighbors.
It’s rusty and the paint is peeling, but it’s the perfect little yard cart. I have a bigger cart, but I rarely need that much room. I’m not that industrious.
After I fought off my neighbor’s intention to pay me $20 for my time, I moved on to my main project of the day, which was cleaning off my patio. I skipped it in my spring cleaning and boy, did it show! I only have one during picture:
I’d been thinking it was a tiny patio, but when you get all the
junk projects off of it, it’s a pretty good size. I’m playing with arrangements now, and I’ll share a photo when it’s all settled.
In between projects and rest breaks, I managed to get a few short work assignments done, run to the grocery store, and cook dinner. That’s what longer days will do for you. But because I kept going and going and going, I didn’t sit down to my chicken nachos until 9:00 last night!
I think I set a record in shortest time to consume a meal. I realize that’s nothing to brag about, but I was famished! Do I get credit for using a napkin and utensils? (The nachos are just my Mexican Crockpot Chicken dumped over DIY tortilla chips. Easy and delicious!)
Surprisingly, I had trouble going to sleep. Still wired for go-go-go. I wish I could invent a ‘go bank’ to save some of this energy for winter. LOL
And now, my garage is calling. I’m not planning a full-scale cleaning, but it does need tidying. Before I go, though, I’ll mention that if you live in or know someone in the Memphis area who is in need of these, I’ll make them a great price:
I tried again, I failed again. I’m going to hurt something if I don’t get rid of them.
What do you have going on this weekend? Want to get in a good garage-style workout?