All Things Gardening forum: I've been a dirty girl!

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 1, 2013 9:54 PM CST
I spent the whole entire weekend in the yard. And I get Monday, too! Hurray! A weekend in the yard is probably nothing to most but a few things here, I work full time and I have been caring for my husband (who has beaten cancer!) which some of you may have read about . I missed the entire spring season but would not have chosen to be anywhere except with my husband in the hospital. He came home mid June.

Mid summer I started shaping up the lawn again. Then slowly but surely I tended to some of the beds.

This weekend, I got down and dirty laying sod and topsoil, repotting, potting up plant starts, trimming trees, hedging and reshaping bushes and deep-watering. I mowed, edge and blew not only my yard but the neighbor's yard, too. There is still a lot to do but I feel like a new woman but I probably looked like something dragged out of the bayou! I was dirty, sweaty, wet, and hot. The bandana, dark glasses, and mask I wore made me look like a Ninja Warrior. Rolling on the floor laughing That hot shower never, EVER felt so good! Wow! It was a great day! It's good to be back Hurray! !!

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Sep 1, 2013 10:07 PM CST
Good for you, Cheryl! I know for you it's been a long time coming.
Feels good, doesn't it?
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 1, 2013 10:19 PM CST
Yes, Sharon, it DOES feel good! I always knew my gardens are a big part of my life. I am so happy to be back. I don't even mind the heat...much. I loved learning that our yard could go on without me, looking lush and inviting. But maybe a little bit too lush? Hahahahaaa I do feel much better about being a part of my yard, making things happen, playing in the dirt, tidying things up, making things pretty. Gardening is a healthy lifestyle!
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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Sharon
Sep 1, 2013 10:24 PM CST
Also very good therapy! Big Grin
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Sep 2, 2013 6:10 AM CST
Sharon said:Also very good therapy! Big Grin


For me there is nothing like yard work to put me right again when I'm feeling off.

Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Sep 2, 2013 6:13 AM CST
Cheryl, so happy to hear that your husband is recovering and you now get to return to getting dirty Thumbs up

I too am about to start day three working on the yard. I did not think I would wake up with energy for it. But actually I am rarin' to go!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Sep 2, 2013 6:20 AM CST
Hurray for you, Cheryl! I am so happy DH is doing so well and that you got that time in the yard. It does make a difference in how we feel, and I think that is why most of us with gardens have them in the first place. Lovey dubby
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 2, 2013 12:23 PM CST
I started my Monday with a waffle and ibuprofen. I am sore. But one sure way to get the kinks out is to get out there and do it again! I am in for a cool down break. I'll be back at it in a few...
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Sep 2, 2013 1:42 PM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Sep 2, 2013 3:06 PM CST
Cheryl, good for you! So happy DH is doing well and you can get back in the garden! Such good therapy!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 6, 2013 10:52 AM CST
You did good!
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Sep 6, 2013 11:24 AM CST
Nothing feels as good as that hot shower when every movement causes groans and creaks.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Sep 6, 2013 11:24 AM CST
I agree I agree
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Sep 6, 2013 11:59 AM CST
For sure!

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