Pruning, weeding

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Saturday afternoon after spending 3 hours on my butt in front of the computer playing around, I worked in the backyard a bit watering the still-only-green flower plants (some have grown a lot and other haven't grown much at all) and our fast-growing green bean plants, trimming the old pink flowers off the blooming bush, pulling some weeds using the new gardening tools I got at Orchard Supply Hardware Monday afternoon (pruning sheers that feel good in my hand, a weeder, a hand shovel, a 1-inch thick pad in the shape of a rose with, guess what, a pretty redish-pink rose on it, and 2 pairs of gardening gloves), and enjoying the peace and quiet and sunshine.

After pulling some weeds (which I cannot say I've ever done before in my entire life!), my lower back muscles were screaming so I rested a bit, drank a bottle of water followed by a Diet Dr. Pepper, and headed into the house to clean my craft room a bit.

Sunday bounded in early. I skipped my morning shower so Bill and I could work together on the front yard. He headed to work first to get a box to mail Jack's blanket in and check on a project. So I read, err, browsed the Sunday paper and drank a yummy cup of decaf coffee mixed with hot chocolate. Bill made breakfast for us when he got back. Then, we started our gardening work.

I took 3 Ibuprophen (as a preventative measure) then pulled weeds while Bill sawed into manageable pieces the stump and roots from the last bush so he could pull them out of the ground without possibly pulling out our plumbing.

There was a 12"x10" patch of some non-grass type stuff in the lawn so I pulled that out - it is now a dirt patch that we need to plant grass seeds in. When I finished weeding the front lawn and cracks in the driveway, sidewalk, and along the front of the house, I weeded the side of the house and backyard up to the end of the deck.

With my back screaming loud and clear, I quit physical labor for the day and spent about an hour laying on the couch with an ice pack on my back as additional preventative treatment (no pain or terrible soreness today!).

I spent the remainder of Sunday to about 9:30pm crocheting the scrap-pattern lap blanket, except for my late lunch (leftover La Imperial chicken enchalada, refried beans, rice - didn't even feel a desire to eat dinner after that!) and a bit of visiting with Billy and Bryan who came by to say Happy Father's Day to their dad. The blanket is looking really good! A great pattern and color combination for a man. Lots of patterns are "flowery" and not quite suitable for a man or for a woman who doesn't like many "girly" things. (Hmmm, like me.)

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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This page contains a single entry by Cheryl published on June 16, 2003 6:30 PM.

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