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Staying Focused

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

These beautiful spring days in the midwest are perfect for working out. I have been spending three to four hours a day doing manual labor around the yard. Instead of just wanting to get a job done, I am trying to remain methodical and not cut corners. I am learning that by slowing myself down, I am staying less stressed and enjoying the job so much more.

Today I spent several hours under a large cedar raking out the leaves, pulling up winter creeper that invaded the trunk and the ground cover. I sawed branches that were touching the ground, put herbicide on exposed roots of the winter creeper, and collected a mule load of clippings and leaves to throw in a ravine.

Now I am ready to shut the computer down and get myself ready for a good night's sleep.



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  • IOWAGRAMMA
    I have trouble focusing sometimes, too, and always am trying to "get the job done." We're so chilly here now that being outside to work on the yard, etc., just isn't pleasant. But, I know it will change soon and I'm really looking forward to that. Sounds like you're getting great workouts!! emoticon
    24 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    Very important what you say, " I am learning that by slowing myself down, I am staying less stressed and enjoying the job so much more." That's key to enjoying almost everything we do! Thank you! So well said. I'm glad you found it out and let us know. I'm learning!
    24 days ago
  • DIANEDOESSMILES
    WOW Gail!! WOOHOO great day indeed!! Your work will clearly pay off with a very healthy tree!! AND doing it yourself, well every time you look at the tree, it just means that much more.

    WTG!!

    Hope you slept so well!! I imagine you did!
    25 days ago
  • TKLBRIDGET1
    You deserve it after all that work! emoticon
    25 days ago
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