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I earned my dollar playing the switch with ringfit and boxing. 

 

It's very hot here this week, so all my exercise is going to be inside until it's under 80 degrees again. I really don't want to be in for a hot, muggy summer, but it's not really up to me :)   

 

There's a lot of work that needs to be done outside the house in the yards. I'm writing down a list right now and you know what? Lists are very intimidating sometimes. Especially when I also have a list of things that need doing INSIDE the house. But since we have no appointments or obligations right now, this is a great summer to tick off some boxes. 

 

I have a lot I want to accomplish personally too. Getting healthy is my top priority. Also, getting consistent work would be lovely. I know in about five years I'm going to have to find a place to live, and I just want to make sure I'm ready for that. I'm not really ready for anything but a nap right now, so this is a good indication that I'm on the right path :D 

 

 

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Sorry about the job offer. It really sucks.

I hope you got better after your migraine day.

Loved the haikus :D

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3 hours ago, zenLara said:

Sorry about the job offer. It really sucks.

I hope you got better after your migraine day.

Loved the haikus :D

Thanks! I love haikus and silly ones make me happiest. 
 

 

 

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I earned my dollar!

 

we decided to rip out the vinca. 
 

my whole body is tired, but we’ll go back out and keep going. I imagine after three days I will be destroyed or evolved. We’ll find out!

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 I am destroyed.

 

I have been out in the yard for 2.5-3 hours for the last three days. We’re not done, there’s so much to do, but my mom hurt her foot, and my muscles have had it. I did fitness boxing this morning to just warm up and keep my muscles from being sore, but my muscles are so tired all over my body that I feel wiped out doing small, simple things like Holding a video game controller. 
 

But once I’ve had some proper rest, you can bet that I’m going to evolve into a stronger Snarky.  And thankfully I’m just exhausted, not injured. 
 

thankfully its going to rain for the next few days, so I can do some easier exercises and let my muscles recover. Then its back to work. We have one more bed in the front, then we need to address the side beds and whoever thought “lets surround the house with flower beds!” Is a true villain. And then maybe we’ll get to the back yard and its gardening needs, 

 

I have decided Gardening days are two dollar days. the extra dollar doesnt factor into the double dollar time of five days or more. It’s jusT bonus dollars for shit this is hard.  I need to figure out what I’ve earned so far, and I’ll report back! *
 

i am so proud of myself. This is difficult work, but I can do this! ♥️♥️♥️

 

*looking back last week, I didnt get my consistency bonus, but I did get my “yard work is hard” bonus, so I’ve earned 6 dollars.

total dollars earned towards coat= 19 dollars.
 

 

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Gardening is indeed hard work - it's a better workout than most actual workouts so well done you! Can we see pics when it's all done?

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1 hour ago, deftona said:

Gardening is indeed hard work - it's a better workout than most actual workouts so well done you! Can we see pics when it's all done?

Oh good idea! I’ll get some pictures tomorrow!

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Wow, good job on the gardening work. I look forward  to seeing some pictures. I'll hopefully be feeling similar pain once we start remodeling our new house (new to us, but it's actually a 65 year old house) and start moving in. I've already done some work on our flower beds, as well (and by work I mean I pretty much pulled out everything that used to be there because it's all dying or dead anyway).

 

Keep it up @Snarkyfishguts. I'm proud of you. 

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1 hour ago, WolfDreamer said:

Wow, good job on the gardening work. I look forward  to seeing some pictures. I'll hopefully be feeling similar pain once we start remodeling our new house (new to us, but it's actually a 65 year old house) and start moving in. I've already done some work on our flower beds, as well (and by work I mean I pretty much pulled out everything that used to be there because it's all dying or dead anyway).

 

Keep it up @Snarkyfishguts. I'm proud of you. 

Theres something satisfying is ripping out a flower bed. And theres something satisfying about taking a house that needs a little love and walking through its transformation. You’re gonna be so happy when its done.  😍

 

 

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Garden update!

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this is the bed we are working on now. Its the largest one, and we’ve removed a lot of the vinca which covered the whole thing. We left it by the house to absorb rainwater until the last day we are ready to rip it out, and put the dirt in

 

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 here is the vinca that is left. Its so thick! This is how it was over the whole bed. Its hard work, but the bonus is the dirt we are freeing from the roots is very fertile and beautiful. We’ll be able to plant some nice shrubs in here, eventually. 
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this is a finished bed. This was the easiest one. No vinca! We do need to trim the holly shrubs, but we’re going to lay down tarps and do that later. 
 

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here is where we are planting new grass seed and the front bed. We had to pull up the small border rocks, clean leaves and weeds, then replace them, we got more rocks from the backyard to put along the border and fill in the gaps. Later on we’ll transplant some of the salvia to the beds closer to the house. 
 

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under the deck is a muddy mess . We’ve dug trenches and planted large cuttings of vinca. It’s doing well so far. It will hopefully grow down there and absorb a lot of rain water to prevent this yucky muddiness. If not, we’ll find another solution

 

once the vinca is done, theres a gravel pit to deal with In the back yard and some beds along the side of the house. The yard is huge. But with staying at home, its also my favorite place right now.  I love its challenges, and I love feeling strong and accomplished in taking care of it. And its harder this year because we have let it go for a few years. My dads blindness and my grandfathers death put a cloud over us for a long time, and this year it feels like we are back to living like normal people, and I’m really happy about it. After we figure out what we want to plant, its going to be not easy, but a hella lot easier to maintain the beds.

 

although looking at these pictures, I am adding like five more Things to the list lol.  😂

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2 hours ago, deftona said:

What a lovely garden! Thanks for the pictures, I hope you get the muddiness sorted! 

Thanks! I love it. That muddy area drives me bonkers. The vinca should take care of it. But if it doesn’t, I’ll look into new Plants next year and maybe just mulch down there too. 

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I earned my dollar with Ring Fit Adventure today. Tomorrow its supposed to rain. But if its like today and doesnt, I’m back in the garden. My muscles are recovering nicely.

 

i went from 267 to 270 overnight. My period is due soon and my feelings of “everything is awful, lets eat all the carbs and cheese” Is in full force.  So far I am resisting the siren’s song of pizza.

 

Ahhhh pizza, you beautiful food....
 

 

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3 minutes ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

i went from 267 to 270 overnight.

 

This always happens to me when I train so hard I get DOMS. There must be a scientific reason, but then I always find there's a downshift at a later point so you just gotta play the waiting game ;) 

 

3 minutes ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

My period is due soon

 

Thanks for the headsup! I haven't mentioned it before but we're quietly in sync over here :)

 

Well done on the dollar! And you know what, everything is awful but we'll get through it ❤️ 

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16 hours ago, deftona said:

 

This always happens to me when I train so hard I get DOMS. There must be a scientific reason, but then I always find there's a downshift at a later point so you just gotta play the waiting game ;) 

 

 

I am not patient. 😂 i will strive to be patient. 

 

16 hours ago, deftona said:

Thanks for the headsup! I haven't mentioned it before but we're quietly in sync over here :)
 

Yay! We dont have to deal alone! 

 

16 hours ago, deftona said:

 

Well done on the dollar! And you know what, everything is awful but we'll get through it ❤️ 

Thanks! And you’re right. ♥️

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I earned my dollar today! Making some progress with this bed. Mom edged the bed and we moved the rock border, then we put down dirt and mulch and put the border back. It looks so much better in the “done section” than the “to be done” section. We decided to leave some vinca at the bottom of the slope near the house to just absorb rainwater right now. It means we’ll have to cut it back each year, but right now, it feels like it will be okay.  It’s already a lot less buggy around the house, and the robins love the open buffet of worms and bugs we exposed for them when we pulled out the vinca. Mom transplanted some more vinca to the back. The ones we planted earlier this week are doing REALLY well in the muddy spots, even after a big rain. I think we found our solution! Yesssssss!  Afterwards, we went to the grocery store, and man. I hate the grocery store. 

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I started getting a migraine today. I caught it so it’s not bad now. I’ll take some aspirin before bed and should be fine for more yard work tomorrow. My brother and family are visiting tomorrow. I miss them a lot. I hope we see more of them now we’re in the Green zone. I really miss my friends today too. My buddy sent me a letter with stickers.  I love stickers!  I want to send something back that fits in a card.  Hmm hmmm, ideas? Maybe a small embroidery? 
 

my head hurts again, time to log off! *hugs* see you tomorrow for the weekly dollar update! 💚💙💜♥️
 

 

 

 

 

 

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We finished the bed! We decided to let the vinca stay at the bottom of the bed to absorb rain water. Which was good because we cut a tidy line where to end it, and we had JUST enough dirt and mulch. Whew! 

 

Afterwards, my brother and co were going to visit, so I scrubbed the outside chairs and OMG they are a different color now, that's how dirty they got. It took a long time to scrub them, but it was worth it. I slept through some of their visit, but happily saw them for a good hour or so before they went home.  We sat outside and were a little less distant this time, but my nephew still managed to spray spit in my face while telling me a story. (eye rolls)

 

 

Daily Dollars: 5

Weekly double dollar bonus: 5

Daily dollar bonus for yard work: 3

Total Dollars this week: 13. 

 

Now we have the side of the house to manage, a gravel pit to dig out, and a slew of other stuff. I'm tired. We're taking a few days off again from yard work, and I'll be doing some regular exercise. I have a giant blister on one of my fingers from the gloves, and I'm going to wait for that to heal. 

 

I feel really good physically these days. I can easily haul a bag of mulch over my shoulder, and I AM MIGHTY WAHAHAHAHA MIGHTY!

 

 

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