1. Son's gynmastics class
2. Daughter's soccer game
3. Daughter's Halloween hip-hop performance (x2)
4. Husband's touch rugby game
5. One short section of a proposal to be written
6. Mommy's rest day in anticipation of Sunday's half-marathon?
Well, obviously you get a bee in your bonnet and decide to spend four+ hours turning rock-hard, bare-dirt, unused space next your front yard driveway into native plant garden and because that alone would not be sufficient, you also start preparing backyard garden for winter veggie garden. Because, of course, reading a book or watching a movie would have been too obvious a choice for a rest day.
So as documented below, if you want to blow your rest day with a massive do-it-yourself home project, here is how to best go about it:
Step one: Pick axe said rock-hard, bare-dirt earth to a depth of 24 inches. Rake turned earth smooth of roots, grass, leaves and other items. Repeat. Strip down to sports bra in front yard because you are sweating. Eventually recruit husband to help (who's grunts of exertion are quite validating to the level of effort you have been expending).
|Gardening = Full Body Workout|
Step three: Amend front and backyard garden soil with home-brew compost and store-bought soil amendments. Casually notice that flaps of skin have started to peel away from blisters on hands and that your back isn't feeling as fresh as it did this morning. Start planting and mulching. Ignore the fact that you are grinding earth into open sores.
|Bare Earth, Beginning to Transform|
|Raising a Green Thumb|
|Small But Lovely|
|Tinkerbell and Peter Pan at Race Packet Pickup|
Step eight: Curl up in bed with good book.
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