Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Bored and working hard
This is what I know I should be doing-
I'm trying, I really am. But it seems that all the books I've started lately are not grabbing me. I'm feeling like Goldilocks; This book is too technical, this book's dialogue I don't understand, this book doesn't have enough sex, this book has too much sex, this book is just boring. I don't know, I'm just so bored and can't get worked up about reading any book. That sucks.
But I've also been doing a lot of heavy work in my yard since I have a long school break, which has me wiped out and in pain. The mister and I decided to do some landscaping, but didn't realize what we were getting into when we decided to upgrade our garden border from cherry log poles to stone walls, plus cleaning out a whole section of garden that was severely overgrown with ground cover, Oregon grape, stringy Rhododendrons, and ferns. It's just a lot of heavy work. And seriously, I hate gardening. Hate it! But I am having fun even with the pain. Learned how to build a retaining wall for the first time, which has been fun even though hard work.
Our walk up to the house. Left side was all overgrown.
The 10 yards of top soil I have to schlep. And the second garden I have to build a wall for.
Have to build a small wall around my Buddha garden as well. That also was completely overgrown and a huge mess.
We had to offload 250- 25lb stones, since stupid Home Depot will only drop off curbside now. Then I got 10- 60 lb. bags of gravel for the wall base and schlepped them myself from shelf to car to sidewalk. We still need 12 more. Ugh.
I can't wait to be done though. I'm working like 4-5 hours a day outside. But it feels good to move my body.
What I'd really like to be doing on my school break:
Read any good books lately? Or seen a good movie?