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Fridays Are Awesome When You're On Vacation....

Friday, November 01, 2013

Today was another great day! For some reason, I woke up at about 4:00 a.m. and didn't fall back to sleep until a little before 6:00 a.m., and proceeded to sleep until 8:45!! But I enjoyed every minute of that sleep!

By the time I got breakfast cooked and served, it was too late to walk - the humidity was high today and it a lot warmer than yesterday. I opted to mow the lawn, front and back - Not as many steps as my walk, but a pretty good workout, nonetheless!

Around 12:00 noon, the UPS truck pulled up in front of my house and delivered my new 4 cylcle Mantis tiller! For those of you who don't know about these things, it comes "partially assembled." Since I had to pick my son up at the college at 1:00 p.m., and take him to the Sprint store, I put the box in the house, and had my morning snack.

After the Sprint store, we had lunch at Firehouse Subs - I think they're a little pricey, personally, but lunch out with my son is worth it, and besides, we were hungry! We got home around 3:00 p.m., and I took the box out to the patio with some tools and proceeded to assemble the tiller. Actually, the tiller is a piece of cake to assemble - it's the damn kick stand from Hell that takes the most time! Whoever designed this thing assumes that you're a man with every possible wrench and a jack stand to hold the tiller while you work on it!

Finally, I got it together, and put the oil in it. Tomorrow, I'll get some fresh gas, get it started, and get some tilling done. I've got this weekend to get a good sized area of the garden ready for planting some cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower, celery, and a few other things. At the end of this month and into December, I'll be planting lettuce, spinach, and potatoes. Then I start planning for the Spring crops. Like I've said before, Florida has a year-round growing season.

This week off has been pretty decent. My boss has only called me twice, which is two times too many. And both times for stuff that can wait until Monday. Last night, I get a text at 11:04 p.m. (this is probably why I woke up at 4:00 a.m!!) telling me to check my email for something important, which I promptly ignored and went back to sleep. This morning, I find two "To Do" lists in my email, which I have totally ignored and refuse to even look at until Monday when I get to work. What an a$$hole! He just doesn't get the meaning of "personal time" at all. emoticon

So now, I'm winding down for the night, getting ready for bed, and hoping I can sleep well enough to get up early enough for a walk!

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    Geeze...how DO you put up with this guy? He is the original devil boss. Good thing your co-worker is the pacifist type...but maybe not because that probably just encourages his crazy behavior. emoticon Enjoy these last few days off to the HILT and remember that you can always block him from your mind by dismissing his bad vibes...I do this frequently but it's usually moroon customers with bad ju~ju. emoticon
    1662 days ago
    Woo Hoo the new tiller has arrived .. I have really been missing all of your planting and growing experiences .. I'm going to do some herbs indoors and some sprouts but other than that it will be house plants .. I would love to garden all year ( and I will some day .. trust me I will)
    You mentioned a mulch you want to incorporate what was it again? I wish were were closer I have years and years of well rotted great old manure .. it is as fine as powder but oh so rich .. sometimes rich with weed seeds too but oh well they are my frustration removers !!

    That boss of yours certainly has issues .. is he 12 ?? Perhaps if he would act like the boss and be organized and in charge he wouldn't be in such a dither when the real ones in control are on vacation .. not sure how you do it but it is just a job .. a job that I'm sure you are very very good at.
    Life is wonderful when you get paid to do something you love though and can't wait to get to work. Only thing wrong with my work is my husband so perhaps your boss and my husband would like to go deep sea fishing ?? I will pay for their vacation!!

    All silliness aside .. I'm so glad you enjoyed your week .. live it up on the week end .. laugh and giggle . Cause a little trouble .. your inner child will thank you ..
    Thanks for the blog .. you are a huge part of my day and I thank you so just keep those flying monkeys locked up okay .. I'm back and getting better !! Thanks to you I might add!! emoticon
    1663 days ago
    At least you enjoyed lunch with your son!!!
    1663 days ago
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