Sunday, May 3, 2009

Resting at work?

Why is it that I run myself ragged all weekend and then have to go to work to rest? You think I would learn, but I don't.

On Friday, I took the "work from home" option - primarily because is was supposed to rain for the 5th day in a row. Plus, no joke, I had 5 conference calls. Super glad I did, because right at like 3, the deluge started - a spot in the grass (which was a foot tall already - ok, so maybe that is a little exaggeration) was pooling after 5 minutes. It literally rained from like 3 until midnight.

I had told Chelsie on Friday she better plan on sleeping in on Saturday. I fed her at 7, went back to bed until 11 and then got up and went for a run. At that point, I decided the grass needed tackling. I spent the next 6 hrs in the yard - no joke. Thick, damp grass is no fun to mow - I could make about 2 passes before having to stop and bag, plus, the damp grass was causing the mower to stop. Was great for my limited seasonal allergies - damp, wet grass flying everywhere when I turned the mower on was enough to irriate my eyes and instigate sneezing. I ran out of yard waste bags, and was so irritated I bought like 50 of them(I had to go buy bags to do the back) Come to find out at dinner tonight my brother snagged some I had when he came to take down my Christmas lights! It wouldn't have mattered, I am sure I did not have enough to do the back. I also removed 2 shrubs - one I HATED and one was not aligned with the other plants in the bed (call me anal) Anyway, I used my mom's favorite tool - the pick ax - to get the plants out. 9.5 bags of yard waste later, the yard was done - for today. I was able to enjoy dinner and Jeni's Ice Cream (YUM -they just opened on in Dublin!!) with my neighbor before passing out.

Fast forward to Sunday - get up, clean house, off to nursety to look for plants. I decided to head up to Dublin, there are some really nice nurseries up there (in Renae's neck of the woods). So off I go - visit three in total, visit 2 of three twice. Ended up with everything I wanted - before realizing it was 3:15 and I needed to leave at 3:30 for 4 PM soccer in Westerville. Race home, unload car, change, throw dog in car, play soccer, run to Marysville for family dinner, come home, water plants, move them to back, get recycling out, shower, pass out. Also got to meet baby Conor for the first time!

This is a big week - lots of stuff going on. Wednesday is a pretty big day, job wise - got some potential different opportunities in the hopper to think about, will know more on Wednesday. Mon and Tues are a conference and then off to Indiana Tuesday night and back Wednesday night...

So hopefully, everyone else had more of a restful weekend than I did...

2 comments:

Becky said...

Ha - I can so relate to your post of this weekend - Need another day to rest from the weekend, right! Hope your Monday goes well.

Cabana's Puppy Raiser said...

Hope your busy week went well, especially your big day on Wednesday!