Things I Have Done This Week (and Will Do)

On Sunday I dug out a wayward bush that had annoyed me since I first laid eyes on it. This required the use of a shovel and hatchet and my sadly undeveloped arms. But it’s done.

On Monday I returned to work to a deluge of emails and tasks from my week’s absence. I’ve worked without ceasing from the moment I enter the office until I leave, with only bathroom breaks.

On Tuesday I used the weed-whacker to mow our postage stamp backyard, and I raked the lawn free of grass and long pine needles. The energy required made my arms tremble when lifting a drinking glass afterward. Damn, I need to lift some weights and tone them.

On Wednesday I did a site visit to the Children’s Discovery Museum, where we will be helping with the Family Lunada celebrations; these are Mexican traditions observed at each month’s full moon.

I also toted the garbage to the street. While retrieving the paper recycling from the garage, my foot slipped off a step and I fell straight to my butt. My left hand landed in a plastic bucket, my burn got banged, and my spine hit the door jam. But overall I’m okay (except my left thumb is sore). What a klutz.

I finally returned to the gym tonight to work out. Despite the yardwork, I’ve not been getting tired enough to sleep well. Seriously, daily exercise has proven to be the best sleep-aid for me. I’m looking forward to some rest.

Tomorrow is a full day, but Friday is even more so. I’ll drive up to SF at 7 a.m. to oversee a corporate project (painting murals for a non-profit) from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

On Saturday I’m working 9 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on two projects.

On Sunday, we will attend a party celebrating the engagement of two friends. Somewhere in there, the usual errands need attending to.

I’ve been reading Bill Bryson’s book still. Each chapter is a conduit for awe.

Other than these things, not much is new. I’m not feeling particularly verbal of late. I’m in the mood to do, and that’s what life requires of me now anyway.

And I raise a glass to toast Diana:

Everyone’s trying to tell me that 40 is the new 30 but I’m starting to think that you can have your 30. And 20, too.

–Diana Higgins, Diaphanous

Yep, I’m busy being 40-something, and I’m pretty damn happy about it!

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3 Comments on “Things I Have Done This Week (and Will Do)”

  1. Marilyn Says:

    Good god, woman! You’re BUSY! 🙂 (Sorry about your fall…ouch!)

  2. Shirl Says:

    busy busy! Glad you’re feeling better, but remember, don’t overdo!

  3. Diana Says:

    Oh, Kathryn! To come ’round for my daily read and then suddenly have my own name jump out at me – wonderful. Such a fun surprise! Thank you.

    *raises a glass right back atcha’*