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A little here, a little there... exhausted 😴

Mar 12, 2015 2:50 PM

There's been an injured red winged blackbird in my yard for days. We've been leaving feed in a cracked birdbath top laying on the ground. Apparently the chipmunk & starlings found red wings stash because they cleaned it out. So I went outside to put more food out. I hobbled over to where out pets are buried and ants had dug dirt out over all the plaques and markers...fireants! Me, my daughter & granddaughter are allergic to them. I hobbled to the patio and got the fireant poison & flipped the plaques away to pour the poison on the holes. Then I turn around & I'm looking at all those clovertop weeds that's taking my yard over and I just couldn't stand it. I had to grab a hand weeder and one by one I was bending over raking them up by the roots. Suddenly my back was hurting from bending over and my arms were burning & trembling with pain. I looked at what I had done...didn't make a dent but I got about 20-30 out. I put the tool on the patio and hobbled inside to the recliner. I had been outside 30 minutes. I reclined & fell asleep immediately. Didn't achieve much but hey, I tried!😃

Mar 12, 2015 3:22 PM

I hope you didn't over do it too much! Glad you were able to enjoy outside just a bit.

Mar 12, 2015 9:37 PM

Flappsy I know you enjoyed the weeding that you were able to do,and agravated that you weren't able to make much progress with. But like you said you didn't get more done. That's OK at least you tried. It's so frustrating not to do what we used to be able to do. Like working in a garden,I always over do it and win

Mar 12, 2015 10:14 PM

A little bit more tired tonight and a pinch below my left shoulder blade. But I'm ok I think. I hope to do a little each day, but maybe in 15 minute increments. My nap today has me wide awake now.

Mar 13, 2015 10:58 AM

You achieved ALOT for the pain you suffer and your breathing issues!! I actually went to the doctor, stopped at the store, was going to visit my neighbor for 10 minutes and was there almost 2 hours. I'm flat out exhausted and my head is going to blow off... Glad we both got out though, FlappsyLady.. Feel better. You're in my prayers.💕 🌻🙏🌺

Mar 13, 2015 11:19 AM

Same to you AlwayZ! I feel good that I was able to get some done. Unfortunately I didn't sleep well, tossed and turned due to hips hurting (guess from bending over), but it was worth it. I sat down in a patio chair just to get my breath & 2 little nuthatch birds flew down to the birdbath, not even 5' from me. I love nature & all the creatures...except spiders & most snakes! Lol

Mar 15, 2015 2:35 AM

LOL, FlappsyLady!!! I hate spiders too, however, I actually own snakes as pets. Since my mother is terrified of them, I keep them at a friend's home that keeps many reptiles as pets. Home I have two dogs and a ferret so they are normal, furry, sweet pets.. I love nature too, it can be very relaxing just to watch the birds and such. Glad you got to enjoy it.

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