Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sometimes I Amaze Myself

Apparently all I needed to stop being such a lazy bum was a huge house with a gazillion projects. I am exhausted but unlike in the apartment, my fatigue doesn't stop me from doing the projects. In the apartment I'd just say, "Well, I'm pregnant" and lay down on the couch and rest or sleep if I could. I don't do that here. I am a little afraid that I'm going to throw myself into early labor by all this crazy work I'm doing. And we're very far behind in school. I know, I know, it's our school and we can do it whenever and wherever we like but seriously, I didn't make lesson plans so that I could ignore them. It's hard for me to not feel pressure to get this joint cleaned up.

All that to tell you that yesterday I went outside and just sort of tugged a bit on one of the mystery plants that I want to get rid of and it literally just eased right out of the ground. They all came out that easily and then, I lost my mind. I destroyed, I opened a can friendly version of kicking butt. We were outside for more than four hours trimming and ripping and raking and shoveling and killing bugs and scaring lizards and going crazy on the chaos.

That Mexican Petunia is a bugger. NEVER get it for your garden; it takes over and then you have to go postal on it to get it out. And even then there's no guarantee that it's not going to grow back.
Reminder "before" pictures.

And after we went to town it all.

It looks a lot better already even though it's hard to tell from these pictures. The only bad part is that my back is killing me. Oh, there's more tile to clean.


Grandma said...

It'll look barren for a while compared to the other state. What did Del think of it all? How's your back? Get that compost pile going and we'll have some awesome dirt to enrich the soil with. This will be fun! Good job!

Johanna said...

I remember when I moved into this house, I was 7 months pregnant with Ethan. For about 5 weeks, nothing could stop me. Every day, no matter how tired I got, I scrubbed, organized, unpacked, decorated...Then the pregnancy hit me like a ton of bricks and I sat on the couch for the last month! But it is so rewarding to see your house improve by your work, isn't it?

Lawanda said...

You go girl! You make me feel like a lazy bum. (Well, I am a lazy bum!)

But doesn't a good days work make ya feel so accomplished? Even though it hurts. I hope your back feels better soon!