Sunday, May 17, 2009

garden workout

hydrangeas

One of the best side effects of having a personal trainer is that I'm too exhausted to stay up very late, and then I sleep like a rock. Last night I was tucked into bed at 10:00 p.m. ON A SATURDAY because my legs & abs session had wiped me out. Oh, Branden, how you push me to my limits.

sadie

But anyway, that means I was up at 7 a.m. ON A SUNDAY without setting my alarm. It's all very strange. After lingering over coffee and blogs, I got dressed and headed to Home Depot to buy a new clamp for my broken driveway gate, paper yard waste bags, weedwacker string, and a stash of new perennials.

crocs

I planted, weeded, moved some perennials to new locations, mowed, weedwacked, and filled seven yard bags with grass clippings, leaves, and twigs.

sophie

For dinner, I ate turkey meatloaf and a glorious roasted eggplant from a recipe found here. I seasoned my eggplant with fresh minced garlic, basil, and a touch of red pepper flakes. If you've never eaten eggplant this way, I highly suggest you try it - I can see this recipe becoming one of my favorites.

lilacs

I am tired, achey, and filled with vitamin D after a full day in the yard. I love spring.

hydrangeas

1 comment:

Sarah Grace said...

I just love all your flowers. Your yard rocks!

Our yard... well, let's just say it's best we're moving soon. LOL Apartment first, then the big move out West hopefully before the end of 2010.