Notice Anything Different?
That’s right peeps, Mama’s got gravel!
Every morning feels like Christmas to me now. I have gravel!
The downside? I over did it, and so for the past 4 days I have been dragging myself around like the walking dead.
The day that the gravel was delivered I ended up filling, moving and dumping and/or raking out around 30 full barrow loads of top soil, sandy loam and (mostly) gravel. The day before that I had moved around 12 – 15 loads of compost, and let me tell you, I am not used to that kind of work, and so my 50-something body threw a serious fit.
The day after my 30 load insanity stunt I found that I only had just enough strength to weakly pluck a fistful of fresh mint leaves and make myself a Mojito before collapsing into a chair in the shade to look at my beautiful graveled garden (I repeated this scenario again and again and again in a vain attempt to regain my strength. ‘Didn’t work.).
The driveway was WAY too much for me. Thank goodness it was the weekend and my darling husband took over that job.
It has been about the same since then, as I slowly recover. What a nutcake! I am going to try to control myself from now on. …..I think.
Anywho, enough with the bitchin’ and whining, here are the “after” photos.