Thursday, June 10, 2010

I Had a Busy Day.

I got a lot accomplished today. I have been feeling a lot better since I started eating healthy and exercising. I have also lost 6 pounds. I know that is a long way from my goal this summer of 30 lbs, but it is a start. I'll take it. LOL  I started my day out like always: check my BG, make my green tea, get dressed, make the bed, then settle down for my Bible reading. My day just goes better when I begin it in the Word.  I decided to do my exercises right after my study.

I remembered yesterday how much I always enjoyed working out to Sweatin' to the Oldies, so I drug them out. It actually makes exercise fun, yet I got a good workout. Boy, I was sweating. LOL  After an hour of that, I decided to get the housework done. Then after seeing that the weather was supposed to be rainy most of next week, I decided to weed the garden. I had the whole garden weeded, tilled between the rows, bean seeds planted in bare spots in the rows, a hill of zucchini planted, and everything that bugs like dusted in less than 2 hours. (More like 1 1/2 hours.)  I only had to swat one mosquito. I hate those things. Here is our garden, but don't mind the weeds in the back ground. The garden is planted in a field and our rider is broke down, so until we can push mow around it, we live with the weeds. LOL
Those are sweet potatoes on the right, with 2 bell peppers , 2 eggplants, and a hill of zucchini at the end of the row. Next are our 8 tomatoes. Then we have 2 rows of green beans. This is the smallest garden we have had in almost 33 years of marriage. Our garden is normally 10 times bigger than this. We decided not to plant more than we can comfortably take care. We would still like to plant some watermelon, muskmelon, and spaghetti squash, but that may not happen. I am happy with this.

I  sat down on some blocks to cool down after coming from the garden. Look who showed up. No, not because she loves me, but because she wanted me to feed her. LOL This is Red Sweetie. (See I told you nothing around here gets very original names. LOL
Red Sweetie is very tame and gentle. She will let me pick her up and pet her. Not so with Black Girl. I can't get near her.
This was taken with the zoom. See, she is about ready to take off. She also looks mean. I only have two chickens left. Our winter was rough on them and something caught the rest of them. These two seemed to be smart enough to hide.
After a bit, our Norwegian Elkhound, Midget, decided to come for a petting. His mama was a NE, but we have no idea what his daddy was. He is about 11 years old and is the best dog.
After our lunch, Kevin and I sat down and decided what we wanted to eat for the next couple of weeks. I don't do well without a list. I think he is going to try joining me with the healthy eating. I'm not pushing him, but he did list mostly veggies that he wanted me to get. (grin) Also, first he asked  me to get ham, then changed it to chicken breasts. I am rubbing off on him. LOL

On the quilting front...I have the Carpenter Star all cut out. I usually make a block before cutting everything out, but this one didn't work that way. I am changing some things in the pattern, so wish me luck. I even have the lines drawn on the HST's. It is ready to sew, but probably not tonight. My shoulders hurt too much.(All that hoeing.)
Instead of using 8 fat quarters, I am using 4 half-yard pieces. So I had to label all the fabric, because when I get the HST's done the lay out has to be a certain way to make the design. I hope my fabrics have enough contrast. I guess I'll see.
I think I will go watch some tv now. Everyone have a great evening. Thanks for visiting.

10 comments:

Bren said...

Oh Winona, I am wiped out tired just THINKING about your day! You go on that 6 pounds!!!! That is awesome!
Your garden is beautiful! I love those chickens....yeah the names are clever! ;)
I am excited to see the Carpenters Star put together....how big will it be?

Red Geranium Cottage said...

My goodness you have been buys. I'm tired just reading about it. Love RED Sweetie. Great name. lol
Your garden looks great, good for you on the diet/eating change. And the weight loss. I need to follow your lead and get going with mine.
Cant wait to see your Carpenter's Star.

Pat said...

What a wonderful garden you have!!

Granny J said...

Wow, I was busy yesterday but nohting compared to your day. Congrats on losing that six pounds. I need to lose about thirty pounds. It's so much easier to put on than to take off, though isn't it?

I'm green with envy over your garden. I don't have one here. I plant a few things in pots but it's just not the same.

Libby said...

Boy! Winona! Do you know what I did yesterday? My parents live across the street and have a pool, I took my little boy there to swim. I sat and visted and watched him for hours! It was nice but I thought of all the housework I should be doing! You go girl!

Laura said...

Wow, you really did have a busy day! Congrats on all you got done as well as the weight loss.

Jenny said...

Well done on the weight loss. I know what you mean about starting the day with the Word - I try to do that too. Love seeing your chickens and your fab dog and garden.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Winona, you put me to shame!! You got more done in one day that I've managed to get done in a week! I'm so proud of you for eating right and losing some weight... Heaven knows I need to do that too, but willpower seems to be a problem in this house. I guess if I don't buy it I won't eat it, but I know how much my Hubby likes certain things so I buy them for him. (And he can drop 10 pounds in the snap of a finger if he wants to... makes me sick.)
I love your morning routine... mine is usually a little more hectic until all the animals get fed and Hubby leaves for work, then I have some time to sit and read my Bible before I start the rest of my day. You're right- it does make a difference.
Your hens are so pretty- sorry you're down to 2... that black hen has a big comb like my Sarge does- she must be the boss. *LOL*
Well, I didn't mean to write a book... I'm getting ready to go run errands, *YUCK* so I'm putting it off as long as I can... *giggle*

Crispy said...

Your garden looks wonderful, I haven't planted a darn thing (more interested in plumbing, golf and quilting LOL). I need to get a couple of flowers planted, looks so blah around here now that all those darn dandylions have died :0)

Crispy

Wykate said...

We had a Norwegian Elkhound mix. Aren't they the best? :)

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