Day 245: “I’ve got blisters on my fingers!”

Helter Skelter…what a rad song. Anyway, I literally do have blisters on my fingers because yesterday in celebration of spring being sprung, I spent the day outdoors in the sun weeding, trimming, mowing and otherwise tending to the garden. The very first time I mowed the lawn I bemoaned the state of my hands afterwards and said that I should buy some gardening gloves. Apparently that is a lesson that takes a while to sink in because I still haven’t got them and I still kill my hands every time I garden.

Still it was a good day’s work. One of my earnest wishes for The Year of Something New has always been to get stuck into my yard and learn how to garden, how to grow things. It’s just one of those things that has been easy to put off, with it being winter or rainy or whatever else. But it’s spring now and it’s getting warmer, so no excuses. And to be honest we are fighting a losing battle trying to keep my yard and all its trees under control, so it’s best that I get stuck in either way. I think I should finally get those gloves though.

Today I have already done something radically new by waking up early and showering. No I’m not a caveman, I just always shower at night if I have to get up early for work in the morning. With my sensitive-to-the-entire-world skin, showering is an ordeal that takes quite a bit of time, and frankly it’s time that I would much rather spend sleeping. But today I decided to be up and at ’em, and I feel all the better for it. On early mornings I usually stumble out of bed and into my car in a ten minute daze, only semi-conscious and already running late. Today I walked out of the house on time, clean as a sheet and ready to rock. I may have even been awake! I could get used to this. I’m already trying to train myself to wake up earlier in the morning so as not to waste so much of it. I need to remember how good it feels to be ready for the world at 6am.

I have remained pretty slack with posting these last few weeks. Again, writing with me is an energy thing and I’ve simply had none to spare lately. But the mistake I made was forgetting that energy begets energy. Laying around all day doesn’t cure lethargy, it only encourages it. Getting up and doing something is invigorating. For me sitting down and putting pen to paper (so to speak) is the hardest part. Once I do, the words tumble out faster than I can catch them. But if I don’t sit down and start, no words come, and the longer I avoided it, the easier it was to avoid. But no more. I saw a thing called <a href="http://“>Blog-Tember which calls for one blog post every day of September. I’ve already missed that since I waited until today to write this, but only because yesterday I was so busy gardening, cooking, cleaning and doing other incredibly productive things that I didn’t have an hour to spare. I felt good yesterday, even if I hadn’t written about it yet, so that’s all good to me. Still, going forward my goal is indeed to post every day for a month. I will probably not be perfect, but I will try.

Day 214: Meet n Greet

Today I am reblogging this great idea of Danny’s, make sure you check out the Meet N Greet and read some new blogs.

Dream Big, Dream Often

Ok so here are the rules:IMG_7051

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!  So don’t be selfish, hit the reblog button.
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags (i.e. reblogging, reblog, meet n greet, link party, etc.), it helps, trust me on this one.
  4. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new bloggers to follow.  This helps also, trust me.
  5. And if you leave a link and don’t follow me, how about ya show ole Danny some love?
  6. Call the mayor of your hometown and have him pronounce this weekend as the official weekend of the “Dream Big Meet n Greet!”  This might take some persistence, but don’t you dare give…

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Day 202: Baby’s First Coffee

Today I drank coffee for the first time. When I tell people that I’ve never had a coffee before I really do feel like an infant. “You’re an adult, why don’t you drink coffee??” I sense them wondering judgmentally. Children drink soft drink. Grown ups drink coffee and wine. A perfect metaphor for my Peter Pan existence.

Self consciousness aside, I had my first coffee today.
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Day 200: Tights Can SO Be Pants!

Today I spent Day 200 doing what I’ve been doing since the beginning of this blog: road tripping to the beach. It may be the middle of winter, we may be experiencing a weather front so cold it’s called the “Antarctic Vortex”, but screw it, the sun was out and I had a whole day free. The beach was calling me. And as you can see from the pics, the Antarctic Vortex was nowhere to be found. It was beautiful. Good decision, me.


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