I ran nearly 8 (7.8) miles yesterday, and had hoped for a run today. Yet my knee and my TOES were not feeling it. I woke up early to take my favorite little boy to the groomers. His poor feet get ingrown hairs, and he was due for a bath and pampering. Easter is next weekend and we are driving north almost 3 hours to my folks so I wanted to make sure he was ready and got the attention he needed. His ears often are a problem, so it was nice to have the groomers clean every nook and cranny for Sammy.
I had contemplated a lazy day, yet knew the garden needed work. So the girls and I headed to our favorite diner for lunch and afterwards hit all the local garden stores to prep our garden and yard for spring. I do pay someone to mow the acre and a half that we own, but I tend to the rest of the yard myself.
We purchased a bird bath along with various flowers to make the yard our own. Jordyn dived in helping me plant tulips along with putting up a decorative fence around the garden in hopes the bunnies don’t eat my flowers this year.
The run still loomed in the back of my mind, but I was having too much fun with the girls. I decided today was the perfect day to lay the weed and feed on the grass, so I hauled the huge bags of treatment while dumping them into the handheld spreader, and I laid the feed up and down our 1.5 acres. By the end of the spreading I was spent, so I decided a rest day was going to be allowed.
I made the kids pasta left overs for dinner, and hit the laundry with a vengeance. Yet…the washer locked up WITH MY RUNNING PANTS HELD WITHIN THE BARREL, and I flipped out. I am a Mom, homemaker, career woman, gardener, cook, maid, and now Mrs. Fix-it? Bah…but I did it…I finagled the washer, getting it open and tightening the screws on the lid. My running pants are now happily tumbling in the dryer after a minor heart attack. My coffee is brewed, my lunch is made, and the kids snacks are packed…I had hoped to call it a night before 11 tonight, but time got away from me as usual.
Tomorrow I hope for a 4 mile run…a good day at work, and mostly happy kids.
Love and blessings!