Saturday, April 05, 2014

Where is Tabor?



Joints.
Lots of them all over the place.
Some are even new to me.

They do not move.  They ache.
Yes, THOSE joints.  I have washed dock benches, washed patio chairs, washed all the bird poop from the deck railings, moved all (well, 90%) of the leaves hiding in the corners of the patio and under the stairs and around the container pots and behind the air conditioner back into the woods. 

I have pruned the pomegranate tree.  One sucker was 6 feet high!

I have weeded two flower beds and pruned back shrubs and roses in those beds.  Now I wait to see what survived this difficult winter.  I lost my large rosemary plant and perhaps the four new shrubs I planted this fall on the retaining wall and certainly a rose or two.

I have taken away the firewood rack and replaced it with the metal bench for the front porch.

Hubby and I took down two bird houses that had rotted and put up three new ones.

I have bleached the bird bath and removed the covers on the outside tables.  I put up all the hoses and found those hiding hose nozzles.

My indoor plants (some) are now outside and I cleaned out the plant corner in the kitchen that was covered in millions of white petals from the citrus trees.

I ache.   I can barely move.  Just turning my head is an effort.  My hands are dried prunes even though I wore gloves.  I am lying like a melted gumby on the couch as I write this.  (I still have lots of stuff to do in the coming days...if I am still here.)

Oh...and there were two birthday parties and a concert by Keb Mo that were squeezed in last week!    Ehhhh!  That is where Tabor has been hiding.






26 comments:

  1. Wow, what a week! You are definitely ready for springtime now. Better put your feet up, and maybe take a pain killer: time for a day of rest.

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  2. I ache just hearing what you did.. and knowing that I have that all ahead of me if we ever get rid of all this snow. Happy spring.. when the aches recede, you'll no doubt enjoy it fully.

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  3. I have been doing the same thing and now tackling inside to be ready for a dozen soon to be in this small home. Oh but it is beautiful outside - acheing from this kind of pleasure - heals quickly..

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  4. Wow, I feel tired just reading that. We aren't yet into spring here. Maybe i am suddenly glad ;)

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  5. I feel like I need a nap after reading this. We live in a townhouse so all of the landscaping is taken care of for us, which is a good thing because when we did live in homes with yards I really didn't enjoy yard work. You are to be congratulated for being so industrious.

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  6. You need to treat yourself to a good massage.

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  7. Hiding in full view.
    Aching but happy maybe?

    Having achieved all this, does it feel good? Sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labours.

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  8. You sure do have to work hard to enjoy the delights of spring! I hope you enjoy it more because you have worked so hard. Rest now, there's always more to come!

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  9. Good work! Spring cleaning OUTSIDE is the best kind. I hope there's a sunny spot to put your feet up.

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  10. Great work! My black thumb salutes your hard work, and i hope everything else survived, and that you recover soon.

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  11. oh i hope you have gotten over your aches...smiles...ha...its no wonder...i will ache a bit tomorrow...worked the flower beds this afternoon...lots of pulling...

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  12. Spring is sprung here and beautiful with it. Sorry you are hurting.

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  13. Maybe a few good joints would help your joints, or maybe your joints would appreciate a rest from working around the joint.

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  14. Wow! So much work, Tabor!
    I feel tired just reading what you did.
    Enjoy your Sunday!

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  15. Love the kids pictures!

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  16. Rest those weary bones, Tabor. Some say if a body hurts from exercise or work, that is a good thing. Maybe in retrospect.

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  17. Rest and aspirin will help. I got achy just reading your post!

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  18. Anvilcloud is funny! LOL!

    I raked. And raked. And raked.

    Just my lower back and left elbow hurt.

    I feel for you. Not warm enough in Ohio to tackle much else, yet.

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  19. Is there a nap in your future?

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  20. At first I thought joints, as in clubs and then something to smoke came to mind! All the while and on some level I knew you meant body joints, but I'm always open to surprise.

    I do have a few seeds in the ground and have started to pack up wool clothes. So much more to do ...

    What beautiful boys!

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  21. My god you work hard. I'm such a slug by comparison. But when I do manage to pull myself together and do a lot of work, the results always seem to be worth it, even if the bones and joints ache.
    I always think of it as the prep I do for my future.

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  22. Surely this is a site well worth seeing.

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  23. Wow! That is quite the spring cleaning. You are clearly earned every ache and pain. Hope you are feeling better soon and are able to enjoy all of your efforts!

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  24. Sounds like you need the other kind of joint. :)

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  25. Wish I Had! Only 2 decent afternoons to do yard stuff so far. So much to do! I had miles of vines to pull out of the back lawn today...

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  26. I've been laid up for the last couple of weeks, but your busy activities are starting to inspire me.

    Blessings from Dalamory
    www.freda.org.uk

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