Sunday, April 22, 2007

I'M FEELING POWERFUL..(at least for the moment)

WOW! Another beautiful spring day here in the MOValley! Eliza and I have worked outside all afternoon, soaking in some gentle sun and working up a good sweat. Yes, we did apply a good slather of sunscreen, and I even wore my Dean's Tracking Team baseball hat to cover my face. Ten years ago, I would have been out all day w/o lotion or a hat, but the global warming / ozone layer messages have sunk in, along with the fact that I do have a tendency toward basal cell breakouts.

Feeling my power today is connected to clearing brush and clearing a fence line that was smothered in everything from honeysuckle to possum grapevines to poison ivy. Actually I didn't realize that poison ivy had invaded the thick brush I was tackling until it was too late, so I'm banking on my history of not reacting to it rather than panicking that I'll be covered in oozing and itchy breakouts later this week. Stay tuned.

Anyway, armed only with my clippers and rather dull saw, I took out probably 30' of jumbled up vines and briars. My only brush wounds consist of a long, ugly scratch on both legs My arms and back might remind me of today's work tomorrow, but for now, I feel strong!

There's nothing better than breaking a good sweat while working outdoors. I am tired, but the exhaustion feels good, much better than fatigue from things like work related issues. Needless to say, I'm ready for summer break...There's light at the end of the tunnel, thank goodness!!

(Photo note: My new Buddha of Compassion came from Lowe's for less than $20. I love the way Doug Sweet's orb fits in the cradle of her hands.)

1 comment:

MaryAnn said...

oooh! At Big Lots yesterday, I say a Buddha head for the garden and immediately thought of you!