The long and winding road to fitness, day 77

alirium gardens & fall into decay

Image by Liqueur Felix via Flickr

How lucky am I to have a great boss?  He wants to take his next weekend off and, instead of just telling me I was going to have to work it in his place, he’s working my weekend this week!  How cool is that?  He could have been like a lot of other bosses and just scheduled me to work  three weekends in a row, no questions asked.  But no, he decided to do the fair thing and swap weekends with me.  Cool, very cool!

I had a hectic day at work today (like when isn’t  it, right?).  I didn’t accomplish all I thought I could, but in my defense, I did spend almost two hours trying to get one of the new hiring programs to work…phone calls, back on the computer, more phone calls, back on the computer.  At least I was relieved to find out that the problems were with the program and not just that I couldn’t figure out how to do it.

I walked 25 minutes today and that was it.  Still having issues with my back although nowhere near as bad as yesterday.  Hopefully a couple of days off work to recuperate will work miracles…or at least a little healing magic.  My eating was decent.  I could have eaten a few more veggies today, but didn’t.  Oops, just realized I left my lunch tote in the fridge at work with my cantaloupe in it.  Oh well, I have more here at home, so that’s what I’ll be snacking on this weekend.

As this weekend off was kind of a surprise for me, I don’t really know what I’ll be doing…trying to fit in a bit more exercise, for sure.   I’ve been thinking about planting some lettuce for a fall crop.  We’ve been having another heat wave but I think it’s supposed to cool off by Monday.  I’m ready for cooler weather. 

 Do you do any fall gardening or are you just tired of it by the end of summer?

12 Responses

  1. Usually, I’m pretty much done with it by the end of summer. But, since the neighbor’s oak tree is gone, one of our rhododendrons died, another small tree had so much damage where a limb fell on it…In other words, we have a huge bare spot we need to fill, and we now have room for a medium-size tree if we want. Fall would be a good time to plant those. Enjoy your weekend! My eyes must be slamming shut, I thought your walking said 25 miles at first! Hope they get the bugs out of your computer program. That can be very frustrating.

    • Fall’s the perfect time to plant trees…are you going for a fruit tree, ornamental type (dogwood? redbud?), or a tree that will get huge over time?

      lol…25 miles? I wish…don’t think I could do that if I wanted to right now…someday tho…

      yeah, it is frustrating when they roll out a new, make your job easier program and it doesn’t work and you can’t go back to doing it the old way…

      • We’ll have to do some tree research, it was never an option with the oak back there. Hubby likes a huge, old vitex at the garden center. That would also attract butterflies and such when in bloom. I’ve always liked dogwood, but some require more shade than we have to offer.

      • You’re right, dogwoods kind of like to be in the understory of the forest…I’m pretty partial to them I guess because they just grow wild around here.

  2. Very cool that you got an unexpected weekend off. I’d garden all year if I could, but honestly, I’m always ready for summer to end: it’s just too much madness. Have a great weekend!

  3. That Chris is such a push-over. If you remember, I said that when I first saw him I knew I wanted to work for him. He’s such a goober but a really nice one. You gotta love him.

  4. Three cheers for your boss!

    I’ve planned for some winter planting with cold frames. I’ve never done it before so I’ll see how it goes.

    • My grandma used cold frames a lot, did you build your own?

      • I had some double frame basement windows from a house that was being torn down and hammered a few of those together. Does hammering junk together count as building? Just kidding. I screwed some hardware on the top and did some other stuff.

        I’ve been told hothouse tomatoes can be grown this way in the winter, but I’m not sure I could manage that. I’m pretty bummed after losing my garden this summer, but then again everyone else I know did too.

      • Well, my grandma built hers with windows from a house that had been torn down and it worked for her. Yeah, I don’t know about the tomatoes in our climate…but I’d give it a try!! Yeah, my garden was a disappointment this year too…darn it!!

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