Yesterday I was home, and feeling energized from working out on Monday, I decided to get a few things done. First, I mopped all the hardwood floors. All the floors in this house are hardwood which is the best thing because I have bad allergies. Besides, it's simplicity for decorating at it's best...strategically place a few throw rugs and voila...done!
After I mopped, I decided to make baked macaroni and cheese. I think it was because I'd seen two of my fellow bloggers do that recently and now I was craving the stuff. So a nice 9" x 13" pan of that finished baking about 10:45am and my first bowl was consumed before 11:00am!
I needed the additional carbs because next on my agenda was to walk the mountain with Moon and Copper. They had their noses to the ground for such a long time, it was amazing! I don't know what they were tracking because I didn't see any paw prints. And speaking of tracking, I'm trying to track the number of times I walk this year. I find it helps me stay focused, clears my mind and opens my heart. It puts me in such good spirits being one with the elements. I'm glad I'm not a city girl.
After we got back to the house, I decided to work around the yard picking up dead branches that have fallen over the winter months. Moon and Copper supervised. They watched every move I made, waiting patiently down near the shed while I made the brush piles bigger and bigger.
My next task, although not pleasant, has to be done on a regular basis. During that task, I realized something profound: If you feed your dog good quality food, the elimination process is also of good quality! Yep, you guessed it. I put my super duper pooper scooper to good use! (thought I'd spare you a picture)
I felt that I should really try to tackle the ice on the front brick walkway. I've been chipping away at the driveway a little at a time and have that now under control (YEAH!!!!), but the walk had about 3/4 inch of ice on it. I hate using sand and or salt because I don't want it tracked into the house. So dropping to my knees, I began to pound. After a while, that was beginning to get a little rough....but then....
I chipped away the entire walkway! Now, when the rain comes, it can drain freely between the bricks, assuming the ground thaws!
Oh, don't worry! I got those chunks before I went in! Now when you come to visit, you won't slip and fall like I did!
So, all in all, I was outside about 3 hours today, letting the fresh air in and the stale air out! It's good to be alive...:)