Today I returned to work after a long weekend that was quite productive. I'm thankful for the few vacation days that went well because today was one of those days that they refer to as typical Monday - everything that could go wrong did.
The good news - I didn't overeat nor did I let it get the best of me mentally. I'm just hoping the rest of the week goes better at work!
This will give you a true look inside my mind. I have had a vision of this for years and it took a few to get to the point of planting. I have a split backyard with a water way going through the middle of it. There is a pond that is only fit for wildlife and then a woody area between the waterways and the river.
My son had an old boat that was not of much use to him anymore that he left when he moved out. I would sit in my backyard and look at that boat and think I want to paint that, fill it with dirt and then plant in it. Last year was our first planting year and I learned early that even in a raised boat the critters will find a way. We planted mostly herbs and vegetables and not many made it. I even put fencing along the top of the boat.
This year I decided to try mostly flowers. I did include sage and lavender as they were left alone last year. Most of the flowers have done real well. There was one that I really wanted badly in the boat, the sunflower, that has been eaten from up and over the top of the fencing. It had to be a deer. I have tried sprays and other ways of keeping things away, but it doesnít seem to work completely.
I have always said that my gardens are a work in progress. I plant things helter skelter and then move them as needed. It keeps things interesting in my gardening world.
Last fall we had a major tree fall in the back part of our yard. It fell in the very back part next to the water which splits my yard between grass and woods. When it first happened we spent a whole day with extra help getting the top part removed from the neighborís back yard. This tree was very large and also took out a few others so there was a lot to chop and haul.
We thought we would finish the job of chopping and stacking this spring when we take vacation in May. Between the weather and the chain saw chains becoming dull the job has not been completed. With three days off this week we were hoping to get more of the tree detail completed. The first two days we had off were unbearable with heat and humidity. My husband can not work outside in it because of his asthma.
So today I was hoping to go kayaking because the weather was suppose to be pleasant. I got up this morning and it seemed like a good tree day too! What to do!!! I so love kayaking, but I know we need to get that darn tree taken care of. I am so torn, but I am going to do the right thing and go out and help with the tree.
How can this be? Easy in my multi challenge world.
I had my final weigh in with one of my 10 week challenges today. At the beginning of the challenge I had set a goal weight that was very reasonable, or so I thought. Then I hit a plateau for a few weeks and had a foot injury. I struggled to change my fitness routine, finally found my groove again and the pounds started coming off again.
At the beginning of this week I was very close to goal weight for the 10 week challenge, hit goal weight on Tuesday, was up .2 from goal weight on Wednesday and today was my official weigh in day. You are probably thinking I shouldnít weigh myself so often, but I donít record any of them but Thursdays. So this morning I got on the scale and didnít believe my eyes. I had lost a pound from yesterday to beat the goal weight by .8 pounds!
I stuck this in my tracker and went to look at my total lost so far since joining SP. Now I am .2 pounds away from my halfway mark. This is the goal I didnít make. The good news is I didnít think I would make it this week anyway because I had a much better overall weight loss today than expected! I now am hoping to beat that next week, but my first plateau started just .2 pounds away from the 40 pound mark so I wonít worry if I donít.
There is something about those .2 pound marks that like to mess with me.