I've come back to work after a long weekend to have a rest! The weekend was not at all exciting, but it was productive, so I'll settle for that.
On Saturday I put in a new watering system in my side garden and out the front. See, not exciting, but very necessary and definitely good to have it done. On Saturday night I did nada. I was buggered, don't know why really, but I was.
On Sunday I was up in the dark (daylight saving started) to go to the markets at 6. It's weird going there in the dark again, but it will slowly lighten up as the days get longer heading into summer. I did a bit of cooking and a very little bit of cleaning, a bit of shopping, and then I took my dad to the footy. It was the prelim final, and it was just a horrible game. My team had scored 1 goal 4 to half time... then didn't score in the third quarter. Excited much? So, we got smashed in the game, and the season is over. My dad goes for the opposition though, so they're through to the grand final. They'll get smashed next weekend, but we might go along anyway. Dad seemed to really enjoy the footy, and it's damned hard trying to find things to take him to these days. He's just not steady enough on his feet or coordinated enough to do a lot of stuff, and he doesn't have a lot of interests. What do you do with a 70 year old with Alzheimers and Parkinsons, really?
Yesterday was the big day... I had a tonne of river pebbles and 2 cubic yards of organic compost delivered in the morning, and spent the day shovelling and barrowing it. It took about 7 hours and I was completely buggered, but the garden looks sensational. There is very, very little left to be done in the garden now, for which I am quite grateful, because it's been a long haul. It's taken me 18 months or a little longer to get it all sorted. I need to put up some trellising for an orange tree I'm going to espalia on the shed, and some more wire on the back fence where I'm growing grape vines. I need to adjust the edging on the veggie patches alongside the new pebble path I put in yesterday. Big enough jobs to be a pain in the neck, but nothing like what I've done so far. So that's exciting.
And now here we are at Tuesday morning. I went to RPM this morning against my better judgement, and my hamstrings seem to have completely seized up, so I'll hobble around a little today. My back and shoulders are aching from yesterday's exertions, and I'm a little sunburnt. But altogether, I'm happy with the weekend that was.
I've also finally got my head together, and started losing weight again. I got on the scales for the first time in a long time, and the number was ugly. But I've dropped 3kg in the last couple of weeks, and I'm feeling strong and in control of myself. Win.