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Where has my energy gone?

January 1st, 2011 at 01:20 pm

Well, I didn't exactly start off 2011 with a bang...more like a whisper....

Just didn't feel like doing anything today. I kept telling myself, it's warm out today (50 degrees), get your butt outside and WALK....EXERCISE....

I've always been self-motivated when it comes to exercise, but for the past year, I've just felt lazy. Especially now, with the cold weather, I just don't feel like going out in the cold. I am very conscious of the fact that I'm getting older and I put on weight last year. I'm worried I won't be able to take it off becus I'm getting to the point where I can't work out in the yard all day like a workhorse, which I used to do. And, as I pointed out, I'm getting lazy.

So while I didn't ever get to that walk, and here it is turning dark already, I did manage to wash the salt off my car, do a load of laundry and I also spent a good 2 hours cutting back the multiflora rose and bittersweet vines (both invasives)that grew last year up my stockade fence and got into a prized row of 4 evergreens.

It's the kind of thing that if you let it go just one year, it could easily get so impenetrable that you don't want to go in there. Winter's a good time to do becus the foliage is off the vines and ticks are less of a problem. However, it's very difficult to pull or dig out these vines, which are actually on the other side of the fence; cutting them back does weaken the plant, and control it, to a point, so that's what I did.

The vines also capture moisture on the fence, and in the long run will lead to rot and shorten the life of the fence, so all the more reason to do as much as I could.

I could see that the fence really needs another coat of whatever it was I used to preserve the wood. It's a watery white paint. I hope I saved the leftover from the gallon I bought probably 7 years ago now and didn't bring it to the hazardous waste collection last year. Hmmm.

The pines were stunted for many years due to heavy deer browsing. About a year ago, they finally took off and GREW. Now they're all over 10 feet high and finally looking like nice specimens.

The only other thing I did today was check the hyperlinks embedded in my resume, just to make sure they're still working. I did find one bad one and fixed it with a new Url So it works. I also added a new link to a corporate newsletter I wrote at my last f/t job; I found it on the website of the designer I worked with at the time.

I really hope and plan on walking tomorrow. There's nothing else on my agenda. No excuses. I would also like to vacuum my car while it's still warm out. And do a second load of laundry.

I keep losing track of whether today's Friday or Saturday. Wierd.

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