Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Non-Green Thumb

I've been putting it off for a while, but I decided to do some yard work/gardening. While it's nice to have a good looking yard, that's not why I do it.  My motivation comes mainly from our homeowners association, which does annual reviews of everyone's property to make sure everything is "up to code" and looks nice.  It keeps people from allowing their houses and yards to look bad.  After looking over the yard, I decided I needed to mow the lawn, trim the bushes, add mulch, weed, and rake a few miscellaneous leaves.

I hate yard work.  My thumbs are definitely not green.  I don't have any plants in my house because they wouldn't live very long.  I finished all of the work I had to do this afternoon, and now I'm feeling it.  I obviously am not in very good shape.  My back is sore, my shoulder aches, and I am tired all over.  It's times like this that I wish I knew someone who could give me a massage.  I've been tempted to go see a professional, but I'm just not comfortable with the whole thing.  I know it would do me a world of good, given my stress level, but I wouldn't know where to begin.

I've also been tempted to try acupuncture for my shoulder.  It hasn't been the same since I broke it in my fall a few years ago.  (You can read about it here:  I'm curious as to whether it's real or bunk, but I'm intrigued by acupuncture either way.

I hate that I can't keep my cars clean.  I used to be obsessed with cleaning my cars, and they look so good when their all shined up.  But my parking spaces in front of my house are partially covered by a very large tree that is on common area property, and it's a crab apple tree, to boot.  The birds come to roost every evening and by morning my cars are covered with their messes.  In addition, when the crab apples become ripe, the birds love to eat them and the messes are even worse.  When the crab apples become overly ripe, the birds knock them down and they smash onto my cars.  I've gotten to the point where it's just worthless to try to keep my cars clean since they're just going to get dirty again the next day.

So I'm on my way to bed, much later than planned, which causes me to be too tired in the morning.  I've got to get to bed earlier.

Hope you're all getting lots of rest.  Have a great night, everybody!

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