Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Well, it is time to report in my Big Dream Project progress on Vicki's Field Trips in Fiber blog. My dream project is myself and it is a big project! I am a chunky monkey and I am trying to undo the years of sitting on my backside. I have not been as dedicated to getting my steps in lately as I hate the humidity so I have been staying indoors and my other lame excuse was I needed to get the wedding quilt done. After I walked enough yesterday an electronic badge from Fitbit popped up on my phone yesterday afternoon. With getting that badge my focus to get moving has been reenergized. I received my Serengeti badge which means I have 500 lifetime miles.
So to keep moving to get my 10,000 steps in yesterday I decided to get out in the yard and work on cleaning up the flower beds. The humidity was down to 57% and the UV index was 3 about 6 p.m. so I could work in the yard without long sleeves and get some work done before the mosquitoes were active. Here is what needed attacked
Yes, it was a bit easier to get the weeds out with all the rain we have had, but I was still sweating like mad. At times I had to stop because I could see as my glasses were fogged up and the sweat was dripping into my eyes. As I crawled around in the dirt, I could feel the moisture radiating up from the ground. After an hour and a half I got about 1/3 of this bed cleaned up. I had a pile of Sweet Peat left from last fall in this bed that I had dumped there so I first put down some Preen, spread out the Sweet Peat, then sprinkled another layer of Preen. See the rocks?
I put them there so I would remember where I planted the zinnia seeds. Yes, it is a bit late to be planting seeds, but I figure with the heat and moisture they will grow fast. I had bought this pack of pink zinnia and some of the green envy that I grew last year, but the green envy pack has disappeared. Oops!
This was a good start now I just have to make time to continue. I still needed a few more steps last night to get my 10,000 so I walked to the end of the cul-de-sac and keep making laps until I got my 10,000 steps. Let's just say I was a bit wiped out after that! So the teal and purple quilt sat again with no progress.