Very busy Sunday!
I had the most productive Sunday and now I am beat! I got everything done I wanted to today and more.
I started my day by heading to Harmon Field at 8:30 for a 5 mile run. I wanted to beat the heat. I barely did – by the time my run was over it was 83… that was at 9:30. I felt good the whole time, but took a couple of walking/drink break. I definitely am going to get used to this heat. I finished in 59:59. I had issues with my shorts again. I cannot seem to find a comfortable pair that doesn’t ride up. I was much happier in my running capris.
I drove home and quickly got ready to go to the garden. I didn’t want to waster any time as the temperature was rising. I packed lots of water and brought my sunscreen. I worked one hour creating the first of the last two beds. I got it ready and planted the yellow wax beans and the cowpeas. By that time I was pretty hungry so I hopped on the Ranger to go get some lunch.
After an awesome tuna sandwich I put in another load of laundry and headed out.
I finished up the last bed – I just do not know what I am going to plant in it yet. I will have to head back to the farm supply store this week to find something else. After that was done I headed to the mulch pile and mulched the tomato beds and the lettuce.
Oh the poor lettuce…. I meant to take a picture of them. The ones John planted look good, but the ones I just planted in the bed look terrible. Not a delicious looking salad, that’s for sure. Well, at that point I felt like how the little, withered lettuces looked so I headed home.
I was a relief to get out of the sun. I got back to the house at 1:00 and started in on my household chores. The house has been neglected while I have been off running and gardening these past couple of weeks.
Here is what I managed to get done:
ALL laundry done, folded and PUT AWAY
bathroom cleaned – including tub and floor
stairs swept and mopped
living room and bedroom dusted, included ceiling fans
living room and bedroom vacuumed (sprinkled the carpet with baking soda with a few drops of lavender essential oil – it smells great)
sheets changed and bed made
refrigerator cleaned out
All kitchen counters cleaned up of clutter and wiped down
dishwasher loaded, run, then emptied
kitchen sink cleaned to a shine
After all of this I went back to the garden to water it now that the sun was heading down. I can’t find the sprinkler. I found one, but it really didn’t do the job. I just stood there with the hose and watered for awhile. I have to come up with a better plan.
Got home again and made myself a delicious hamburger on the grill. It was amazing.
John finally called – he won first place in his race! Now he has a long drive home from Tennessee – almost an 8 hour drive. Thankfully he is riding with others. He was happy to hear that now, because I can operate the Ranger, I took the trash down to the end of the driveway since tomorrow is trash day. His most dreaded job after races is the trash – so I spared him.
Well, it is almost 8:00 so I am going to take another shower and I might even go to bed.
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