Take Two! After picking up my iPad the screen rotated, locked up, Safari crashed, and none of the post I had been typing had been automatically saved. 😡 I’m now using a hopefully more-reliable text editor.
Due to my own accord this weekend beat me up.
On Saturday I passed on the fun option of riding bikes with Bonnie in order to continue to make progress in the back yard. After doing yard work on Friday morning I allowed myself to start at the unbelievably late hour of 7:00am; over four hours later I could do no more. During that time I did a lot of pulling of English ivy, lopping of bushes, cutting of tree branches, and lugging of yard waste bags to the the curb. Hopefully the City will pick up yard waste today, as I now have three weeks’ worth of debris for them to collect. Keeping in mind that I am but an army of one in this effort the yard is looking better, but ever so slowly. With four hours of manual labor under my belt, I allowed myself food and relaxation for the remainder of the day and evening.
Yesterday I braved the heat and went out to Covington for the Black Sheep hash. It was hot, but at least the trail wasn’t ungodly long (a little more than four miles). I did get a bit of a briar slice on the back of my left hand, but the most damage I did to myself was when I attempted to jog through the woods on a hiking path and took a substantial tumble after kicking an unseen root. My fall landed me briefly on my palms, but the brunt of the fall was taken by my right hip (hip in bike wreck 2011). Unsurprisingly I am sore in those regions this morning. As I am wont to do I skipped the “on after”, a swimming pool gathering at someone’s house, and returned home. I thought that I could be productive last night, but soon after eating dinner I passed out on the futon until about 10:00pm, and then waddled into the bedroom to finish off the night.
No manual labor or hashing are in my future today. Instead I am going to play the roles of “employee of XYZ Corp” by day, and “lazy American” by night.
Hope that you had a healthy and happy weekend.