Thursday, May 9, 2013

Here’s the Dirt



Two yards of it delivered on Tuesday afternoon.
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I spent the afternoon spreading it in this shed garden and then replanting things that I had dug up that morning.
Did I over do it?  Perhaps.
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I know for sure that during the night I woke up with numb fingers and pain, make the PAIN, in my wrist.  Mike told me to take the day off—knowing how stubborn I can get when I have a job that I want to get finished.  Well, I could not have handled that shovel if I tried.
For good measure, I did not go out and work in the garden today either.  I might have, but we are getting a bit of much needed rain—the first in almost a month. Most of what is left in the pile needs to be moved around to the front so that made me doubly glad that it was raining today.
 
You know, it was hot on Tuesday, and I did feel tired and sweaty when I stopped my digging, but I wasn’t in pain.  If I had any warning twinges, I was very effective at ignoring them.

13 comments:

  1. Sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome. Hubby had to have surgery on both hands because of it. Now, he experiences no pain, no numbness.

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    1. Yes, I am thinking that is what it is. The brace is actually left over from when I had tennis elbow, though. I don't know why wrist support worked for tennis elbow, but it did. Maybe I should wrap my elbow this time.

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  2. Hopefully you will be all better now that you have rested for a bit :)

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  3. It's easy to overdo when one is very enthusiastic about a task.

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  4. Gardening can be wonderful exercise, and also hazardous to your body. I never seem to get the "Work in Moderation" thing down, and I usually pay for it.

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  5. Always pace yourself when you have not done exercise in some time. I noticed in early spring I have to be careful putting strain on my back. It will all get done even if not according to your schedule.

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    1. I was thinking it would be a nice Mothers' Day gift if my kids were to come and finish this up.

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  6. You need to get some arnica! Glad that it's gardening weather there!

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    1. Yes. I had kind of forgotten about that.

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  7. I totally understand the need to finish what one starts. Hope you feel better soon! Take care and take it easy.

    Have fun gardening!

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  8. Oh my goodness. The sight of a brace on your wrist is not a good thing. That is where I pay the price with gardening also: wrists and elbows. Last year I could not figure out what was wrong with my elbow. The doc said I had bursitis in the elbow. Then I remembered acting like a crazy woman cutting back all the bushes and grasses in one day with my super sharp long gardening shears. I don't know moderation in the garden either. Do be careful. You don't want to be totally out of commission.

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  9. OH! You poor thing! I hope it heals soon.

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  10. Yikes, it does sound like what gigi said. I know how hard it is to be moderate when it comes to gardening. I am a professional over doer also. Hope you are back in fighting form soon.

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