Friday, July 3, 2009

Why I Can Barely Move!

Hey Sweeties!!

Whatcha been up to today??
Well, I Can Barely Move!
Why, you ask?
Today me and hubby cut, raked, pulled down to
the street, loaded and unloaded at the dump
another 1/2 ton of overgrowth from two wooded
corners of our back yard!!! That makes a grand
total of 1 ton that we have hauled away
in the last 2 weeks!!
Silly me forgot to snap a before pic, but

This is what the left corner looks like now!!

Wherever you see sand...there were palmetto bushes
vines, and lot and lots of leaves and sticks.
It really was nice to look at, but will be even
nicer when we're done with it!!

This is a pic of the right side. We still have some
issues with vines to deal with here, a large stump,
a little bit of fence repair, and a couple of small trees
we will be taking down,
then I can begin designing the landscaping!!
YES!!! My favorite part!!!

All the brown stuff in the tree is dead vine!!

We have an additional 25 ft. of property behind
the fence that is designated as a conservation area.
This next picture shows the vine growth on the
trees behind the fence (that we aren't allowed to
maintain) and which consequently ends up in the
trees on the inside of the fence!!

So aggravating, but we're finally getting it
dealt with!

So there you have it. After doing major laps in the
pool, and 35 minutes of intense leg and
arm exercises yesterday...
I did this today, and now you know why

One thing I do like about aching muscles
is that you know you got a good work out!!
Tomorrow we are


What about you???

Love ya'll!!


  1. If though it can be a killer, doesn't it feel great to get a dreaded task done, muscle aches and all? You deserve some pats on the back, so come on over here and maybe even get a mini back massage too!

    blessings with hugs,


  2. Looks great! You inspire me...:) Gettin' all that exercise sounds like fun (especially in the pool). Hope you have a HAPPY 4th of July yourself, I can hardly wait for ours too! :)

  3. My husband is the one that is achey everywhere as he too worked outdoors all day...with my ankle brace...I hobbled to a few yard sales..a Thrift store...and JoAnne's...I am so afraid the podiatrist is going to put me on foot I am pushing myself..just in case..that sounds good to me..
    tomorrow we are staying home and grillin'....Rib eye steaks...and then making sure the crazies behind us don't light our house on fire with fireworks and also to keep our little dog secure..celebrating low-keyed which is fine to me..
    hope you are feeling better in the morning...if you ice..those hurting muscles...I am proud of you, you young go girl!

  4. palmetto bushes - the scourge of the south - lol! so hard to get rid of! i know you feel really accomplished with all you got done - that's awesome! just relax tomorrow and have a great 4th :)

  5. Wow ~ that's a lot of work you've accomplished! Good for you! It's so nice to get "dreaded tasks" out of the way. I'm looking forward to the day I can start working out in the yard again. Spend a lot of time resting and relaxing in the pool; and enjoy your 4th of July!

  6. What a lot you got done! Those are the good kind of achy muscles. Hope they are better soon. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with the landscaping! Good luck with it.

  7. "Chillin and Grillin" sounds like a plan.
    Enjoy each other!
    God bless America =)

  8. Enjoy your chillin and grillin. Soak in the tub for that soreness.

    Happy 4th dear one.

  9. Take a long soak in the tub and enjoy the grilling afterwards dear! :) Job well done! I can't wait to see what you will with the area now. It will look FAB!

    Happy 4th of July!

  10. oh my goodness, what a workout! I do enjoy outside work as flower beds are the next big project as soon as the summer garden begins to settle down in weediness a bit.

  11. Becky I admire you work out and all your exercising. I am not so good at that but I keep trying. Today I have been shopping and cooking all day as our daughter, Jennifer and her husband Lowell are coming for a visit. Of course with them come four beautiful granddaughters including Miss Hazie! She has never been here before. It is the first time they are venturing so far away from her hospital and wouldn't you know she has been having a fever. Poor little kid, honestly!

    So we are praying everyone will be able to come. Jen and the other girls will come for sure and a friend of ours from Scotland named Paul. So I am cooking and praying we will have seven guests instead of five. it is like cooking for an army when you are used to cooking for two. Enjoy your grilling tomorrow.

    Love you,


  12. In all that chatting I forgot to say your yard is looking very manicured! Good job!

  13. Hi Becky,
    Just checking in to say I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday, filled with wonderful memories, that is if you were able to get up today. lol You both did a fantastic job. We have been at it too. The pictures are beautiful everything looks so fresh, it is a wonderful feeling when you accomplish a big job like this. Now you both need some rest and hope you get some tomorrow.

  14. Wow, my back hurts just thinking about all that you have done. The rewards will soon be sweet. I am sure that you are going to make it look beautiful.

  15. Hey,
    thankes for following me Aunt Becky.And it truley is amazing between the changes in the backyard!!!!

  16. wow sound slike a great wokrout,no wonder your a bit sore, hope you took a nice long bubbly bath.

  17. Hi Becky, I know the feeling. We worked in our yard pulling weeds and I can barely stand up. Yikes. The yard looks great though.

    Take good care and your yard looks terrific.


  18. Hi Becky,
    Wow lots of work, but it does feel good to know you did it and that it looks great!. Every time I work in the yard I feel the same way I am so sore.

  19. Have a wonderful 4th Becky! Wow your yard work sounds like a lot! That is amazing. It looks really good and I can't wait to see your landscaping! Bless you dear friend, Elena

  20. That is alot of activity for one lady, Becky!! Hope that you have been enjoying some nice soaks in the bath-tub to ease the aching muscles. Love and prayers to you all for the week ahead x x

  21. I hope you soaked in the bath for a very long time!


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