Monday, October 11, 2010

Not My Best Manicure

I had the best intentions of trying to finalize the colors for the second collection this weekend. Instead we decided to work on our front yard. The grass in our front yard is, well weeds. We also have a walkway that has all these bushes, but some were somewhat mutilated looking when we first moved in and others were taken out by the people who used to live here, so there were huge gaps. Then we had this walkway that had a little rectangle of mulch between the walkway and the front "porch". It was the weirdest looking thing and there wasn't anything in it, no bushes, flowers - nothing! We refer to it as the "mulch square". It has been an eyesore since we moved in back in March. But life being busy enough, there just hasn't been time or money to really take care of it. We knew we had to do something though, so we took care of it this weekend. We got creative and pulled some bushes out from hiding and moved them to the gapped areas, we grabbed some mulch and remulched under the bushes in the front, we weeded and raked and dug and moved things around and covered the "mulch square" in with some cement bricks to extend the porch into a nice little front patio. We did it on the cheap, so it by no means is a magazine looking walkway, but it is looking pretty damn good if I do say so myself. We were short a little mulch, so since Juan is off work today he is going to grab some more and try to finish it up. If he finishes today, I will post some before and after pictures for you all. 

I didn't work out this weekend unless you count the yard work, then I did. Considering every muscle in my body ached as if I worked out, I think my body agrees that it counted as work outs and I was ok to skip my walks and yoga. I did however wake up this morning and do my 30 minute walk. I have been doing my brisk walks at night followed by Yoga, I want to start waking up early enough to do the walks in the mornings and the Yoga at night. I even incorporated intervals of running this morning. Just about 1/2 my walk was running. I used to run all the time - so many years ago, it's like a dream. So I am glad I am getting to the point where I can add that back in. In total I did 1.8 miles. I can't wait until I can write that I did a 30 minute run and then some or am back to my 4 mile daily runs. But for now this is a little victory! YAY!

In the meantime, that means no polishing this weekend. I started on Saturday with the same manicure I have been wearing since last Monday which was the "bad" purple I received from the lab. Messing with cement blocks, it chipped like crazy on Saturday, but the manicure looked amazing up until that point. I repainted my nails Sunday morning just to keep my nails protected before heading back outside for more yardwork and it worked, but I wasn't thinking and didn't take pictures before all the yard work, so as exhausted as I was last night, I re did the manicure. Not my best manicure, and I didn't bother with clean up. Just a bit to tired for that. But this is a pink one of my daughters created. More a raspberry color really. Hope you enjoy it.
Well unlike most people here in the U.S., I don't have today off for Columbus Day, so I am off to work. Hope whether you are off work or not, whether your day is beginning or ending, you all have or had a wonderful day. In the meantime I will be at work cursing all of you who are off today, wishing I was off too. :)


  1. Every holiday? I couldn't do it! That is why I don't have a selfless profession! Ha! What do you do for a living?

  2. I hope your feeling better soon! Not fun being sick, even if you are off from school!

  3. I work in a call center for Verizon Wireless. We are open 375 days a yr. But I am off for thanksgiving!