September 30th, 2007


I ache

For most of the past week I've been fighting what's started as a head cold and morphed into what is probably either a sinus infection or a prolonged allergic reaction much stronger than any I've had since before I started a regimen of allergy shots back when I was a teenager. Either way, it seems like it's finally starting to think about fading now. However, I've survived primarily on the decongestant properties of Benadryl, and thus between that and the lack of oxygen due to massive sinus blockage, I haven't had much interest or energy in doing much of anything.

The weather today was beautiful, and I'm starting to feel almost normal even (and especially) without medication, so I took walk around the neighborhood with kateshort, ending with a deceptively steep hill.

The back yard has needed mowing for a bit now, so since the weather was so nice and I had the time and seemed to have the energy, I decided to do that, too.

Then, since I was on a roll and the weather was still nice (only around 80 degrees, and nice, stiff, cool breeze), I decided to take an edger to the parts of our driveway and sidewalk I didn't get to the last time I felt compelled to do that--which was most of it.

Let me tell you, if you ever want to get a good upper-body workout and get some needed work around the house done at the same time, using a manual edger (and then a push broom afterwards to tidy up) certainly fits the bill. Collapse )

Feudalism: Serf & Turf