Sunday, 2 November 2008

Nothing

Man servant required, apply here!

This weekend the weather is gorgeous! Unbelievably so.

While everyone else is out and about, running, Halloween partying or relaxing in the sunshine with an adult BEvERage, I'm cross training with a mulcher and leaf bags.

Not that I'm complaining (well, yes, just a little), I'm just so lucky to have my little cottage! But, and yes there is always a but, I'm surrounded by Oak trees. After our heavy snowfall most of the leaves tumbled their way down onto my property.

Saturday while I was stalking Wes, who was Ironing his way through his first Iron Man, Florida!!

congratulations Wes.....you ARE Iron!!




I was doing my own Iron by fighting with my mulcher lawnmower and all things fall.


Three and half hours later, the leaves were mulched and bagged and so was I.

In between was the usual to-ing and fro-ing, putting things in the shed, cleaning out rain barrels and oh, yes, finding the hole in the siding where Mr. & Mrs. Smith Chipmunk tried to set up residency.

Friday night they kept me awake most of the night chewing on insulation board and scurrying around, so tough love guys, FoamIT, is now in place...

Today, Sunday, while the gang are out running, I'll be up the ladder cleaning gutters and removing crapola from the roof. Since it is so nice out today maybe I'll hang out my Large Christmas Wreath might as well while the weather is nice....I know it is early, but, with our crazy weather, I'd sooner have it hung out early than trying to do it on a freezing cold day.


But before I do all of that, I'm headed out for a run along the beach and into the bush! No time this weekend for my other business, but for the rest of the time up until Christmas I'm booking up and will be super busy!



Hope everyone remembered to turn your clocks back!

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

24 comments:

Nat said...

Well, I am about to head out for a quick 10K. I think I may loop the Arboretum and down the canal... although I don't know.

I'm thinking I may just take it slow...

Jess said...

All that yard work sounds like quite a bit of...well...work!

Anonymous said...

I am next up on the leaf bagging detail. One Oak tree and a yard less than a third the size of yours so its a rake and hard labour for me.

Great pics here today!

Hope you pick up a BEvERage at the end of it all. I plan to!
T

Xenia said...

I know you've done a lot of hard work this weekend, but I envy you. I want my own place to take care of. Some day...

Groover said...

Hey, busy bee. Sounds like you are getting ready for winter hibernation. Don't forget to have some relaxing ME time, too, amongst all this hard work. But I guess it must feel very satisfying once it's all clean and ready for winter. Take care.

Marcy said...

You forgot the "Shirt not necessary" part in your man servant ad :P

BeachRunner said...

Hope your beach run was a good one. Those cottage clean up chores are hard work, I know, but I am jealous, they almost sound charming to me. Enjoy it!

teacherwoman said...

Wow! Lots of yard work! :)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Lots of yard work! Good cross training. :-)

Marci said...

You are one hard working lady! I hope you enjoyed your weekend!

bluecolnago said...

ughhhhh. i have to do those chores soon, too. problem is that the siren call of the bicycle is much stronger which makes it far too easy to ignore the chores.... :)

Laurel said...

You're making me glad I am a renter.

Hope you got some time to relax this weekend!

Amy said...

Sometimes it does feel great to get all those chores done and gone...

Marlene said...

Wowzers, you were busy. Great X-training!

Hopefully you can take it easy today.

Kim said...

Hope you had fun playing in the leaves! Glad you had a great weekend to do it!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

That's some kind of crosstraining you have there. Nice to see you got out for a nice, sloppy run.

Vickie said...

Sometimes you just have to tend to those home chores. I'll have to take that advice myself, one of these weekends!

MarieA said...

call me when you do the hiring for the man servant ok? You may need to some help to find the appropriate, tight jean wearing, six pack up bi-ceped up tri-guy!
I am good at these things!
m

Kim said...

You've been tagged my friend. I think you may have been tagged by Nikemom as well. Same thing. It'll save ya from being tagged again!

Danica said...

Wow! Ummm.. all that yardwork.. Good thing here in CA we don't really even have seasons!

Wes said...

Awwww, Lily! Thanks so much for your support, girlfriend!! I'd be your man servant, but Dee Dee has me booked for a lifetime!! LOL... Big hugs to you, and you know where I am when you need me ;-)

ECrunnergirl said...

House chores and yard work interfere with running....I feel your pain...I have leaves too and well, I have been too lazy to close my pool....so the yard AND the pool need to be de-leafed. Hope you find time for the good stuff like running :)))))

Chris said...

When we lived in Connecticut we had a giant pine tree in our yard and had to rake those long pine needles every fall. I hated those things.

Viv said...

I am LOL at your lil candy can animation...That bed looks toasty!

Man servant needed, send me any applicants that you reject ;-)