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Monday Moaning


Monday, June 06, 2011

Love that expression, borrowed from TRAVELGGRL.

And I'm moaning because I may have overdone it a little yesterday -- gardening in the morning, golf in the afternoon, all this after a rigorous free weight upper body workout and cardio on Saturday.

Yeah, weekend warrior -- the old cliche about muscles I didn't know I had, ouch ouch ouch!!

Got my flower boxes planted up (with good ol' reliable geraniums and nasturtiums) and began on some of the flower beds, clipping back spent bulb foliage and rooting out some iris that had declined to bloom . . . too crowded, I'm thinking. There is still lots more to do, that's for sure. And next weekend will probably be soon enough, supposing that I recover by then. I'll get to the gym again and stretch out some of the kinks and maybe sit in the whirlpool . . . that will help!!

It was a completely gorgeous day on the golf course: perfect temperature, perfect breeze, perfect blue sky sunshine, perfect buglessness, perfect company: only the golf itself maybe not quite so perfect!! Is it ever?? I tell myself that the golf is just necessarily incidental to the walk in the park . . . love the cool rustling of the poplar foliage and the way it shimmers in the light. (Monet has permanently made me see lots of things differently, poplars just being one of those!)


Here's a link -- I especially like that "poplars in the sun" version.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Po
plar_Series_(Monet)



And yes, there will soon be water lilies on the pond too . . .

So: how do we moan when the world is so full of such beautiful stuff? Don't know, but promise I'll stop when my poor muscles stop screaming, yes I will!!
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TRYINGHARD1948 6/8/2011 5:40AM

    Oh how beautiful, I love Monet and have actually seen the water lilies in his lake. You are too, too lucky to be moaning.

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NANCY- 6/7/2011 12:16PM

    A bit of tonic water with lime helps ease my muscle or whine... um... I mean a glass wine.
I also found that stuff that SP highlighted from Mission... the muscle rub works well and so does the anti friction stuff.

Soon all will be well.
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_LINDA 6/7/2011 1:28AM

    Well, right there with you on the moaning part, the three hour + hike Mom and I did had us both feeling our aches today. I am not used to hills, so felt my shins, and she felt her sore hip. So we took a leisurely walk and trail hike for just 90 minutes today on much easier terrain :) We also indulged in a Berry Barn trip and feast! I coaxed Mom into getting some nasturtiums again. She had them only once before, and I just loved the bright colors and lively foliage! She also got some snaps in an awesome bronze color which I just love!! Can't wait until other weather warms up and things really start to grow. Its been so cold nothing has been moving.
If I had a hot tub, I would be spending my time in it too ;)
One of my favorite hikes is the one that goes through the poplars! I love the leaves, and when they fall they are cool to walk on that bright carpet of yellow!

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PHEBESS 6/6/2011 10:58PM

    We moan because we can. Really. If we couldn't complain about something, what would we do? And how could we know what a perfect day was if we didn't have something wrong, like screaming muscles?

I love the fact that you can talk about being a weekend warrior and Claude Monet's paintings in the same blog!!!!!!

Our most famous Thomian (born on St. Thomas) Camille Pissarro also painted poplars:

http://en.wikipedia
.org/wiki/File:Camille_Pissarro
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On second glance, they may be cypress. Though the planting looks more like a wall of poplars.

Comment edited on: 6/6/2011 11:00:26 PM

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SERENE_ME 6/6/2011 9:31PM

    I, too, am in "late spring overkill" mode - today the white cast iron garden furniture litters the yard like a graveyard of bleached whalebones having been de-molded to their pristine whiteness. This on top of coaching, gardening - planting around the dying tulip foliage is more work than it's worth sometimes :), running and deck scrubbing - I'm ready for bed!! I forget my age which is both the great joy of fitness and a bit of a pain - literally!!

I love "Monday Moaning" - what's tomorrow - the Tuesday Terrors? :)

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CARRAND 6/6/2011 9:23PM

    It seems like the better the weekend, the worse I feel about having to go to work on Mondays.

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DONNACFIT 6/6/2011 9:05PM

    Thanks for the link...this redneck girl knows where to go to find some culture :) Loved the paintings :)

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