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SoCS 03-27-21 Work, Work, Work

So Linda gives us a prompt every week and here is today’s:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “run.” Use it as a noun, a verb, use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Well, I couldn’t run to save my life with these wonky knees of mine, yet somehow they have (so far) been holding up for a ton of yard work yesterday and today! I’m terribly sore and tired, but so happy because I have not been able to make a dent in yard projects for a long time without my knee swelling, or starting to hurt, which stops me in my tracks.

After the “snowmageddon” we were left with a bunch of dead bushes and other plants, and we wanted them gone anyway. So I proceeded to take matters into my own hands and get started on them. Actually, I started last weekend with the three bushes on the driveway side of our house. After exhausting myself on the first two, Dave came out and helped me finish the rest.

This weekend was the three on the opposite side of the house, and they were tougher because of all the ground cover the previous owners had planted. We want all of it gone so we can fill the beds with rock and maybe some potted plants. That way, they can be rescued from the weather once it gets cold again. Anyway, yesterday when I got done, I had overdone it and my back hurt something fierce. I made myself stop for the day and could hardly move last night but we played a few games of pool so we wouldn’t stiffen up from sitting too much. I had a few good runs but quickly ran out of gas! I got this much done yesterday:

Today, I tackled the leaves, but the vines made it hard work and the stumps were in my way. Dave came and used the chainsaw to chop them low to the ground but ran out of gas when it came to chopping and digging them out. I was worn out too, so we got this much done and called it quits. He was already tired from taking Down a humongous bush on the other corner of the house.

Looking better but still a long ways to go. 

Proof of all our hard work

The remainder of the giant red tipped bush that reached all the way to the roof!

All that and laundry too, plus errands and yesterday working my volunteer job. It’s been a pretty productive weekend! Ready for a rest and possibly probably an adult beverage later. 😉

Have a good weekend everyone, peace out! 


7 thoughts on “SoCS 03-27-21 Work, Work, Work

  1. lhoke2016@yahoo.com says:

    Hi Kim,
    Glad your knees held up long enough to get some yard work do. I had different issues running as I was growing up. I had asthma until I was probably 16-17 years old,, outgrowing it as an adult.

    In high school, we had our football stadium directly behind the school, witj a 1/4 mile track. In the spring, gym classes would go out and race, high jump and other events. One event we sll had to participate in was the 1/4 mile run…emphasis on run. I had no long distance endurance with my asthmatic lungs. We took off and after 100 yarda or so, I fell waaay behind. So far in fact, the next race almost caught me at the finish!

    Needless to say I endured a lot of jokes…the best one was from the gym teacher. He dubbed me “Plow Jockey” for the rest of the year. It caught on with my buddies for a while but went away during basketball season. I could sprint up and down the floor with any of them, but that long distance crap just wasn’t my strong suit.


    • I feel ya! I don’t know how I made it through boot camp in the Army but it was 1979, it was hard, and I did it! God saw me through so I could continue on is all I can think! I only made it 4 1/2 years though, I got out on a medical discharge due to these knees!


  2. I always feel better after yard work even if only mentally. Physically my back and knees might be screaming but looking at what you’ve done and that feeling accomplishment is priceless.

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