I feel like I haven’t blogged in forever! Work is definitely keeping me busy lately and between my job, trying to get to the gym, yard work, housework, and all that other stuff we call “life” I haven’t had much time to sit down and blog.
With spring comes yard work and at my house that’s LOTS of yard work. The house we live in has so much landscaping that has to be maintained, plus a large yard to keep mowed. With all the rain lately our yard was in desperate need of being mowed. This week we mowed the yard once. Then yesterday we used the sweeper thingy (I don’t know what it’s really called) that goes behind the lawn mower, and swept the yard, then mowed it again.
Today I made a quick trip to Lowes to check out their clearance plants. The past two years I learned that when I go to buy flowers its best to start in the back of the Lawn and Garden section where they have their plants that are marked down. I was looking for some flowers to plant in the baskets and pots on my front and side porch, but couldn’t find any that I really liked. I didn’t really want to pay full price for them right now because we may still have some frosty weather and I don’t want to kill them! I did, however find two hanging baskets of African Daisies that were marked down to $3 each! They are perfect for my side porch.
When I came home I trimmed all the shrubs in the front of our yard and raked up the clippings to add to our brush pile in the backyard. We also have several Bradford Pear trees that had small branches that needed to be trimmed. I managed to get 3 of the trees trimmed as well as cleaning out one of my flower beds.
I decided to quit for the day. My arms definitely got a workout today! I skipped the gym today because I knew I’d probably burn more calories doing yard work then at the gym.
Right now I have a pot of homemade Hot Dog Chili on the stove and we are getting ready to grill some hot dogs. I know its not the most nutritious meal but this beautiful weather has me in the mood to grill some hotdogs!
I am going to try and post the recipe for the Hot Dog Chili later if I get a chance between finishing dinner and doing my laundry. It’s back to work for me tomorrow so I need to do some laundry so I don’t have to go to work naked!