Sunday, July 15, 2012

Day 329 (Week 47): "I'm Not Running a Slave Ship!"

(That was my response when my kids asked if they could take a juice break after an hour of yard work.)

(Of course, after five minutes, I bellowed for them to get their arses back on the chain gang, so, whatever.)

Our yard looks like a jungle, I haven't touched it in months, so I declared that we were putting in a good hour and a half today — and since it was going to be 90 degrees and humid, we would start at 8 a.m. Nonetheless, when I finally peeled my clothes off, they were thoroughly drenched.


But we got a lot done — front and side hedges clipped (by several feet!), front bed weeded, mammoth hydrangea and weeping birch cut way back and tamed, hanging plants placed. We filled four large leaf bags to the brim. A good morning's work.

And then we celebrated with doughnuts, good movies (Spider•Man for the boys, Beasts of the Southern Wild for the girls), and a nice meal out. A lovely and satisfying day.

I had three different weights today — before yard work, after yard work, and after shower. But I think I will go with the first weight, which is still 250 — once again, I can't seem to break through a barrier (unless I sweat for two hours first — the second and third weights, need I say, were much lower). My copious weekend wine consumption and restaurant meals probably aren't helping.

But (I haven't said this in a while) — it's a journey. 

Speaking of journeys: In less than 48 hours, I will be in Minnesota!!!

Which I will celebrate by cleaning the cat box. Glamour, c'est moi.

Love and kisses,
Lady C

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