I feel like Paul freaking Bunyan
Sunday, December 09, 2012
Minus the big blue ox.
Also minus the giant stature.
And minus any real lumberjack activity.
But I did chop down a tree all by myself!
Okay, what I actually did was take a hatchet to a holly tree (which wasn't all that big) because it was in an awkward place in the yard and we have tons of other trees, and then I sawed through it once I got the trunk narrowed down a bit, and I actually did all this over a couple of sessions in the last few days...but it did require lots of sawing of prickly branches to get access to the trunk, and to fit the broken pieces of tree into the trash can, and I did send some wood chips flying with the hatchet...so I still kind of felt like a badass. Plus, today's final chopping session made for a good warm-up before my hour of resistance band fun while watching part of a movie. :) It really is kind of nice to be able to do strength-training at home instead of heading over to a gym that you have to SHARE with people. I am not good at sharing when it comes to exercise.:)
Anyways, I definitely made my husband take a bunch of pictures of me posing over the carcass of my holly tree nemesis. Thank goodness our yard is relatively private as far as how much neighbors can see into it, because I think I looked pretty dorky!