An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
So, I had this bright idea the last couple of days…..I’m gonna do a bit of gardening, put some flowers in post,and brighten up the outside a bit. Yup…REAL bright idea! I’ve got at least two more pots to fill, and not sure if that’s even gonna happen!
I cleaned up the white wrought iron table and chairs that haven’t been cleaned since they landed on the porch 5 years ago. Oh yeah…they were pretty nasty. Had to use a bloomin’ scrub brush! I was none too thrilled when I looked down, and saw a fat, hairy, black spider crawling across my foot either!
That scrub brush did a real good job on him though. And I didn’t even puncture my foot!
Then, I continued with my ‘project’. Yep, I can make a pretty big mess when the opportunity occurs.
I learned a couple of very important lessons during this process:
1- There are things called ‘gardening muscles’ and I think I’ve found every single one of them. Ache is an understatement! Even my hair hurts, and I don’t have enough of it to spare to aches! I’m moving a wee bit better today, but not by much! How did I manage to do all the athletic stuff I did in my younger years? Sheesh! Ok, so I’m no spring chicken, but still……
2- Apparently, I’m quite allergic to Red Rock Lava. Seriously? A person can be allergic to lava? I had to look it up! Seems there is some sort of mold that can grow in it, and it looks like I’m allergic to that! I guess. BIG sneezes, which the Mr says he’s never heard me have. I couldn’t breathe, I sounded like a frog, and the nose was running a marathon!
Now, since I spend the majority of the night getting about 5 hours of totally interrupted sleep….moving during sleep can cause many groans….I’m going to go take a nap! Perhaps, if I’m able to move and function after I wake up, I think I’ll tackle the big flower bed. What a mess! Ok…we have a REAL good excuse. Between the two of us, the last couple of years have been, well, less than healthy ones. Hmmm… Then again, I might just close my eyes each time I walk by it! That way, the mess doesn’t exist, right?