Sunday, March 7, 2010

Day 1, Week 3 .... a fabulous day!

So while Barry was off to a scale model builders contest (placed second for an awesome Batmobile he did years ago), I spent the day at home alone.  I was going to go with him but it was far too nice out and I've been way too overwhelmed by how far behind I am with stuff around here.

I managed to get a lot of things done ... mundane things ... but necessary.  And it felt great! 

So around 2:00 I decided to go for a walk to our local plaza, pick up some yard waste bags and a coffee and a walk home.  It was an absolutely glorious day today ... about 10 degrees celsius (50 degrees F) although it was rather windy but at least the sun was out in its full glory.  I opened the windows of the house, turned off the furnace for a while and the house smells better ... aired out.

So when I got home, I grabbed my gloves, pruners and a cople of yard waste bags and started filling them.  I concentrated in the front since it's visible to the public and desperately needed attending to.  It's not all done but it's a LOT better than it was.  I half expected to find a mouse run by ... I don't cut my perennials back in the fall ... I wait for the Spring ... so there was lots of debris.  But nothing ran up my arm so I was happy.

Today really did my sould a WORLD of good.  I've been feeling so out of sorts lately, way too emotional.  I'm hoping this is the start of better days...  I haven't decided whether I'm going to make this blog a hodge podge of stuff or keep my other blog (specific to gardening) going.  I'm not sure.

I had a great workout this morning ... ate healthy all day today.  Didn't go overboard.  It's a little easier on the weekends 'cause I'm not up as long.  I'm starting to think like a healthy person again instead of thinking like someone who is trying to get healthier and fitter.  I'm trying to stay as active as possible, incorporating lots of walking.  I do need to have my evening snack and do some stretching tho' so I'm going to bid you all adieu.

And thanks for hanging in with me.  It's been a rather odd time.  I hope it was just the February blues.  I'm sure it was.  March is always a good month.   Oh yeah, I actually have new growth in the gardens ... it's so exciting!  It's my second favourite time of year ... of course summer is my most favourite.

Have an awesome week!  Chat soon.


  1. You definitely made the right choice staying home today. I'm glad the fresh air and sunshine helped!

    Love you

  2. Very inspiring Sandy! Keep up the great work!!

  3. I've sure had a taste of those gray day blues lately. It's been bad. So glad we had some time for the mundane this weekend. It really does help.

    Yay for new growth! ^_^

  4. Keep moving forward you will get there!I invite you to visit my blog at , Like you I'm working on creating a new me and perhaps I will be able to inspire you as you have me, to keep going!

  5. I've had one little potted plant for over a year now... the longest I've EVER kept any greens alive. Honestly, it took grandma flying over here last year to give it the golden touch. It almost died a few months ago and I was about to throw it out when I saw just a hint of green on a droopy, dry stem... and I started watering and talking to that sucker like my life depended on it. I'm proud to announce, Kathy is doing just fine with plenty of green and a happy outlook. AWESOME!