Leaves…

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Today I woke up feeling not so good.  To be honest, I kind of felt like I was getting sick yesterday, but I tried to ignore it.  And then I went out with friends from work and got home late and just felt wiped out.  The feeling was magnified this morning.

There were lots of sniffles, and sneezing, and congestion, and feeling exhausted.  Dayquil was taken.  Allergy pills were taken.  Lots of extra water was drunk.

But I still feel pretty crappy.

But life must go on.

Izzy got her walks.  It was such a beautiful day!  Sunny and mild–perfect when you are feeling well, but just okay when you are feeling like poopy shit!

And then there were the leaves.

Here’s the story…

Kimm wants to try to mow the lawn tomorrow.  Because she’s been sick for quite some time, she hasn’t had a chance to do it.  Well, now she feels better and so it must be done.  She was originally going to just mulch over all the fall leaves.

But that was before our gargantuous (!!!) oak tree started dropping all of its leaves.

I wish I would have taken a picture but I was feeling too much like crap to remember to do that.

But take one leaf.

Multiply it by 1000.

And then by 1000 again.

And then you probably have an idea of how many leaves are falling from this old oak tree.

So just to get some of the leaves off the ground (we kept some on that Kimm will be able to mulch), we  filled I believe 8 bags–8 bags that were packed FULL of leaves.

And mind you, the tree has only about half the leaves off of it by now!

So I’M SURE this will be repeated AT LEAST one more time before the end of fall.

So we did the leaves (Kimm did about 75% and I did 25%)–actually it wasn’t too bad even though I was not feeling well.  The best part was coming in after and taking a nice long hot shower.

Tonight we are going to watch a movie and have some popcorn.

And then early to bed for me.

Good news I just discovered tonight–I get paid FIVE times in October!!!  Yay for weekly paychecks.  It was going to be wicked close for the budget this month, but now it will be fine.

Huge sigh of relief.

And then Kimm reminded me that I get paid five times during December too!!!  And I will be having some increased pay due to the holidays in December!!  One of the only bonuses of working on Christmas.  Oh yeah, I have to work Christmas this year–which is a Friday and then of course that is my weekend to work too.  So it will be a long Christmas weekend at the hospital.

But we shall deal with that when it comes.

Tonight I will have fun!

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