26 February 2009

Yeah for good weather on a day off

Has it seemed like forever since I've blogged? It does to me. I'm sitting on my porch, thinking how in a few short months I'll be in this same spot and the garden will be in bloom and the trees will be green. Something to look forward to.

Seems we have a raccoon that likes the food on our deck. The first time we saw him/her was when he knocked down the suet feeder. What a shock to look out and see this very big raccoon. Last night Emily woke me up to look out my bedroom window. There he was emptying the bird feeder. I had a feeling he was the reason I was going through so much food. I'll be taking the feeder in at night starting tonight. Sorry raccoon.

Emily has some sort of virus, but the doctor said it's not the flu. She's spent the last two days at home, mostly sleeping. I hope she's better by tomorrow. I hate for her to feel bad and to miss so much school.

I've done my walking DVD for the third morning in a row. It's just a mile, and only takes about 20 minutes. I feel wimpy doing so little, but it's a start. I've come to the conclusion that I have to give up swimming until my shoulder recuperates. When it does, I'll do exercises to strengthen it. I'm glad to say that my knee is fine. Yeah! I went for a long walk this afternoon. I think it was in the 50's and it felt so good to be outside. I decided to rake when I got home, just to be out. My method is to rake lots of leaves onto a tarp, then drag the tarp to this area behind and to the right side of my back yard, and empty the leaves there. It's some kind of storm control field that filters water from the storm drains? Not meant to be a dumping area, but it's got lots of vegetation and trees and undergrowth and the leaves decompose. Right? Here's a picture from my deck.

I got a lot done and spent hours outside. It felt great to do some manual labor. It wasn't good for my shoulder, but it'll be OK. It's getting cold out and I'll head in to finish this.

I brought my car to the body shop this morning and got a rental car. It's a little no-frills Mazda 3. It feels very strange to drive a different car. I'm being so careful. In fact, I've been a lot more careful since I had my accident.

I actually sat down at the kitchen table today and read the Washington Post from cover to cover. That was a treat!

I'm making pizza, then I plan to start a new book. I'm going to try to stay off the computer. Try :)

Hope your day was a good one!


Josie2Shoes said...

Sounds like a lovely day off to me! I'm enjoying this beautiful Spring weather too. Wish I could be outside instead of cooped up in an office. Weekend coming up tho!

Kathy said...

What a great day off you had! I thought about going outside to work -- but decided not yet.

Ghost Writer said...

Hey Cheryl... Glad you had such a good day. It has been in the 80's here! My own garden is exploding to life. I'll bet you can't wait to get your hands back in the dirt.


Gin said...

I love that photo! I've been trying to stay off the computer too...but I'm so addicted to facebook's farm game!! I see you're getting into it too. I'll send you some farm "gifts" tomorrow. I used up my quota already today!

I had a busy day...besides work, I did a watercolor painting and took a landscape sketch class at the local college. It's been raining almost all day here...UGH! But at least that's better than snow!

Gin said...

P. S. I'm reading THE best book!! It's called "The Pillars of the Earth". It's by Ken Follett and it is so good! It's on Oprah's book list. I've got the sequel waiting in the wings...that one's called "World Without End". I highly recommend the first one, if you haven't read it yet (I'm sort of late getting it...it's been around a while.)...even tho I still have about 200 pages left to read. I'll let you know about the sequel too!

Cindy said...

what booka are you reading? I love blood and gore, serial killer type books, ones that are impossible to figure out.

Brad said...

Personally, I think you've been doing great with the exercise. Cut your self some slack. Hope your day was a good one! Thanks for the B-day wishes.

Lena said...

Glad to hear that your knee is doing better. That makes life so much easier. Good idea to take a break from swimming and let the shoulder heal as well.

You are so good about your exercise, your doctor must love you.

I keep forgetting to ask you. Have you been watching LOST this season?

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