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A Small Triumph

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It probably doesn't compare to most of the triumphs posted by other sparkers, but today I finally finished mowing my entire lawn. I have a very small front yard, and a very, very big back yard. I honestly don't think I have ever had the entire lawn in a fully mowed condition before, except on the one occasion when I paid someone to do it for me - and that was quite a few years ago.

It took me four days to get it done - the lawn is just that big. And today was the worst because some of the weed grasses in the back yard were very, very high. I had to use the week eater to cut them down short enough that I could actually mow them with the mower. I have such a huge sense of triumph! I am so happy and so proud of myself. Oh yeah, and I am also totally totally exhausted.



Saturday, October 06, 2012

I am really, really tired after a week of serious cleaning and an evening of serious lawn mowing. I do think I got a significant amount of exercise and that makes me happy, but I am so tired I have to wonder if it was worth it. And I am starting to feel a horrible, burning pain in my knee, which I fear is the beginnings of arthritis. It's not enough to have it in my hip, now I have to have it in my knee as well...and in the same leg.

Ah well, I am grateful to have legs and be able to walk, even if it's painful to do so. And I am also happy to think that my son just may be able to invite a college friend to the house for Thanksgiving.

Since I have to work tomorrow morning, it's off to bed for me, to get some extra sleep if possible.

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ANDREAG89 10/6/2012 10:58PM

    I'm envious - wishing I could get some serious cleaning done myself! Sometimes it's all we can do just to keep up with the day-to-day mess.

Sorry to hear of the pain. I fear I'm headed that direction, which is one of a number of reasons I'm trying to lose the extra weight. I understand that staying active is the best way to keep the pain away, so I hope you find that's the case for you (without overdoing it?).

I agree - grateful to be able to walk and look forward to the gathering at Thanksgiving.

Have a good night's sleep!

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JO28352 10/6/2012 10:56PM

    Take care of yourself. emoticon

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Fall Cleaning Part II

Friday, October 05, 2012

I was spot on in my last blog - it took a total of five days of hard cleaning and decluttering, but I am finally more or less finished - with the downstairs of the house. I just about killed myself, though - I am exhausted! And every single day the pedometer reading has been over 14,000 steps!

Unfortunately, the upstairs will have to remain cluttered and dirty for now. Maybe next month I'll have the energy to tackle it.

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KARIDIAN1 10/5/2012 10:19PM

    It;s a great feeling of accomplishment when you get a big job like that done. Take a break and then tackle the next area. Your on a roll.

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HARROWJET 10/5/2012 10:16PM

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Fall Cleaning

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

I always did march to the beat of a different I decided it was time for fall cleaning instead of spring. Boy, did the house need it! I have been working my tail off for three days, and I anticipate at least two more. Who knew I had accumulated so much trash? To say nothing of dust! Oh, well, doing the cleaning does put lots of steps on my pedometer, so I am happy. I'll be even happier when I am finished. The house won't ever come close to House Beautiful, but it will at least be House Less Cluttered and Dusty, and that's all I could ask.

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MNNICE 10/4/2012 3:14PM

    I"ve been working on the decluttering, too. The older I get the more it drives me crazy. Now if I could just get my hubby to see things my way .........

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ADARKARA 10/4/2012 8:06AM

    I know what you mean! I've been cleaning my office/guest room in anticipation of guests next weekend! I have SO MUCH STUFF.

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CHICCHANTAL 10/4/2012 2:27AM

    oh boy. You have just reminded me what's waiting for me when I get home!

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A very good birthday

Thursday, September 27, 2012

I actually had a pretty nice birthday yesterday, though I wasn't really expecting to. The birthday cake I made came out very well - although not as much of it was eaten at the potluck I took it to as I had expected. But I think I will put the rest in the freezer, individually wrapped pieces, and enjoy it slowly. If I leave it out, the risk is too high that I will eat waaaay too much at once.

My sister called, and she sent me a Barnes and Noble gift card for a present. And both of my kids at college called me - so all of that really made my day. I did eat too much, but I am back on the wagon today. It's all good!

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 9/28/2012 1:21AM

    I'm glad it turned out nice!!

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