Day Off!

It is hard to book a day off when one is so comfortably retired, but I think I earned one today. I drove Dan and his friend across the city this morning to catch a bus tour to Dan’s company golf tournament at a small town golf course a couple of hours out of the city. Now Molly and I are free until they get back some time this evening.

It is hard to believe that three and a half months ago, I was feeling so feeble and miserable that I was spending the bulk of my time sitting in my rocking chair, wrapped in a blanket – with a shawl across my shoulders. LOL! πŸ˜‚ Then, I started wondering how I was ever going to be fit enough to deal with all of the spring work that would come with the change of seasons!

Now here I am! Our garden is in, I paid one last trip to a greenhouse yesterday to get a few more flowers and herbs, the flower beds are planted, and the patios and patio furniture are cleaned off and ready to enjoy. I even mowed the lawn one time. Dan dealt with it this week (as he usually does). Molly has been taught to fetch, been kept reasonably well groomed, and most days are accident free – even when I go out for a bit and leave her locked in the house for a couple of hours.

I am so glad I decided to take action back in February to get myself in shape. πŸ’ƒ

A few photos that I took in the couple of days.

I love the colour of these Petunias that I picked up at Unique Garden Centre yesterday.
And the pretty little Pansies I got there as well!
Dan planted this strawberry plant in the hanging basket he fixed up for it.
Molly guarding some of the tomato plants that I started in early March.
A few of the peppers I also started in March.
Genie (and her friend Alex) dropped in yesterday to say goodbye before she heads off on her summer adventure today. Molly made sure she got her share of the attention.

So that is about it! We still have a fair amount of work to deal with – maintaining the garden, painting the porch, raking the lawn and dealing with the dandelions, painting planters, and setting up the pool (if we decide to put it up this year). Whatever we decide to do, I know I won’t struggle to do my part. I am good to go and getting fitter every day! πŸ’ͺ😊

Take care and have a great day! πŸ’ž


24 thoughts on “Day Off!

  1. I am glad that you are feeling so good, Anne! Your plants look very happy, Molly seems to enjoy her new home! Have a great weekend. 😎

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  2. That’s a real turnaround since this winter Anne. What a positive attitude. Quite refreshing. Have a great β€˜day off.’ You’ve definitely earned it…

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  3. Very inspiring to read this–and great pay off for your hard work! Molly looks so cute snoozing by the tomato plants, but I am sure she will be on full alert if an intruder arrives.

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  4. You go girl!! Isn’t it a wonderful feeling getting fit and having energy and feel good all the time! ❀️ Molly is so adorable! Such an inspiring post. Have a wonderful weekend! 🀩

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  5. You have done so well getting yourself in shape, Anne. You are encouraging me to get up and do more. Your plants look healthy and beautiful. I love the last photo, so sweet.

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  6. What a series of wonderful rewards for getting more fit. I had no idea how limited I was before I started focusing on gaining muscle strength. As they say here “you go Girl!”

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