Tuesday, November 20, 2007


So today I was lucky enough to get home before the sun set, so I dug up the cannas and saved some of the baby aloe plants (Since the one from an unnamed ex boyfriend got too big for me yo carry inside), did a bit of raking and planned out how I am gonna get all that yard work done in the next week. I did get some great news though - since we had such a dry and warm fall so far, the city extended the yard waste and leaf pick up for a whole 2 more weeks, so I have 2 more weeks of procrastinating....well not really - I took a whole day off work next week JUST to work on the yard - here is to no snow (or at least no rain/sustained snow) in November.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Raking by the garage light...

So it is fall again and that means it get dark at about 4:30 (stupid clouds) which means by the time I get home, it is dark dark dark. Unfortunitly the leaves still are on the ground and need to be dealt with. But lucky lucky me, I have some giant lights on my garage that I use once a year for the annual in the dark raking extravaganza, which was tonight. I was able to rake most of the yard (except the part behind the garage) and it is safely under a tarp, awaiting some light so i can grind it into oblivion to make some happy homemade mulch!

Sunday, November 18, 2007


So in an effort to get mile miles for the week done, and done outside, I decided to join in on this crazy thing called Cranksgiving where a bunch of bikers go to 6 wonderful grocery stores around tow and pick up one of a set list of items at each store and race to the finish (I got dried soup, rice, beans, baby formula and chili). Additionally, you got bonuses for bringing back more than 6 items, based on the weight of those items. Since I am still sorta recovering from the Kidney Stone from Hell, I decided to do some preemptive shopping and got a turkey and a TON of rice, pasta and beans. Didn't get extra bonus points for doing the extra shopping, but it was a good good ride for a good cause. All the food from the race went to Food Gathers of AA, and with about 30+ people showing up, they got a pretty good haul. Cause I have small feet and a big mouth I got a pair of socks, 2 water bottles, and some coffee (Ick - so going to someone for Christmas) and got about 20 miles in while it was nice out (nice being a relative term - it was freaking cold and my lungs were burning a bit and I have a case of the lung butter now), but all in all, an awesome way to spend a Sunday!