Monday, March 19, 2007

Monday AM

Yesterday I meant to take it easy and do basically nothing. However, I was standing out in my front yard (wearing shorts, sandals, and a little shirt), talking with my neighbors and seemingly spontaneously started pruning the huge ash tree in my front yard. I took a lot of big branches off that tree, and then I had to cut them up. I am still not done cutting them small enough to go out with the trash on Wednesday. I asked my neighbors on the other side of my house if they would mind me taking out the two bushes on our shared property line. I didn't know if they were theirs or mine. One was mine, and one was theirs. Not only didn't they mind, but Mr. Neighbor got his ATV out of his garage while Mrs. Neighbor tied a rope around the bushes, and they yanked them out! It was neat to watch. Now I am committed to doing some landscaping this year, I have been talking about doing this for almost 6 years now! Oh, I cannot wait to plant a climbing rose on the corner of my house!

From all this work, I am too sore to get out and run this morning. Anyone who has read my blog for a while knows - this is some serious soreness.

Daughter and family came over for dinner last night. She is 3rd on the list now for the rehab. She is packing up her household, preparing to put all her stuff in storage. Some of you have asked why it is taking so long to get into rehab. This is not your average rehab. This is the Salvvation Arrmy (sorry to misspell, but I don't want to come up on searches for this) - it is a six month residential program for women. It does not cost anything, which is good since my daughter hasn't worked for a couple of years now. The women work all day long at a warehouse, and then come back at night for therapy, and travel out a few nights a week for AA and NA meetings. I know people who have worked there, and I have seen the women from the program come to meetings over the years. I think it is a good program, and I think it is just the kind of thing my daughter needs.

My body hurts so bad I am actually considering not going to work today. I have 4 huge projects due by the end of this week, so that may not be the best idea. But I would dearly love to soak in the tub for an hour and then go back to bed. (I don't think most 55 year old women ran 10 miles on Saturday and then played Paul Bunyan on Sunday - but I am glad I can do both of these things!)

"I have come to believe that my illness is spiritual as well as physical and mental, and I know that for help in the spiritual sphere I have to turn to a Higher Power." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, (3rd ed.) p. 473

12 comments:

dAAve said...

Have a GREAT week, Paul B.

Syd said...

A good soak in a whirlpool or a good massage might do the trick. Treat yourself! I raked leaves and burned for over 5 hours yesterday. Just doing that I walked 6 miles. It felt good and I really like burning leaves.

lushgurl said...

OUCH..I feel your pain (I actually hate when someone says that but...) I can hardly wait for spring to come here! I have been known to be sitting in my garden until dark!!! I just love it all, pruning, digging (and getting really dirty), rearranging stuff...Hopefully I'll be able to take some pics and post them to share?!
Be kind to you today, that massage idea sounds great!
gentle HUGS!

Pam said...

Oh you crazy woman....I love little projects in the yard...but not tree trimming. I wish I could hit the meetings your daughter will be at, so I could scoop her up and give her some AA/Mama lovin'.

Meg Moran said...

Unconscious pruning..Ah ha ha!!! Now you've done it...you have to do the whole yard.

I will offer up a prayer for your kiddo...

Redhead Gal said...

I need to figure out geography to determine how it is Colorado gets spring before Massachusetts!

Hope your soreness is better soon.

Shannon said...
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Shannon said...

PS why is Daave Paul B??????

Shannon said...

HOLY COW 10 miles baby! WOW! I am not quite tucked in bed, will be in about a 1/2 hour. I just love you!
I hope that when you came home, you got some advil and a hot bath to soak in.

Prayers for your daughter, that she is ready willing and honest with herself!

Designer Girl said...

LMAO@Shannon!!

That's some serious soreness, girl! Sounds like you'd better take it easy for a day or 2. I can't imagine running 10 miles, but then, 2 months ago, I couldn't have imagined running 6...

Let's definitely do Miami (not in the DDD way). Email me and we'll make a plan!

Christine said...

hey Paul aka Mary Christine! Look forward to those pics of the climbing roses when they bloom after being planted and nurtured by you

Sounds like an awesome rehab,

NMAMFQLMSH said...

I hope you are feeling "not so sore" soon.
JJ