So you might be wondering how many posts I can get out of a big pile of dirt. I’m wondering, too, and so far I’m up to two but not the same kind of two as the first ‘too.’ The good news is I wasn’t as sore when I woke up this morning as I thought I would be. I was more sore or sorer depending on what you prefer and I would prefer less sore, but I’m stuck with more sore. I think it’s a rhyming thing.
But despite my more sore feeling, I still managed to get in a couple of miles on the treadmill followed by some stretching to help warm me up and get me ready for another day of spreading dirt. And that was all before breakfast. After breakfast, I grabbed my shovel and started to shovel. Again, I only spent a couple of hours at it because I don’t want to do any serious damage although I do want to do some serious damage to the big pile of dirt but not to my back so I’m not over doing the dirt spreading thing.
The good news is I am still mostly upright and feeling almost strong so clearly I have not done any serious damage to my body. The bad news is there is still a big pile of dirt in my yard.
Okay, the big pile of dirt is ever so slightly smaller than yesterday’s big pile of dirt and I’m sure it is as big as it will ever be from this moment forward unless I don’t do any dirt spreading tomorrow, but I plan on spreading some dirt around tomorrow and every day until the big pile of dirt is just a little bit of dust on the ground or in the wind if you’re feeling musically nostalgic. It’s all rather zen like.
Indeed, there is a zen like quality to the act of spreading dirt. The mind empties itself and a certain rhythm develops. And of course, the beautiful sunny day also helps with the zen thing. Or maybe it’s more a Karate Kid thing. Wax on, wax off, how much tedium can one person endure. I think I’ll stick with the zen which goes great with the delightful red zin I’m drinking now.
Oh, and there’s even better news. I just finished my Thumbelina assignment that I agreed to do oh so many months ago and sent it off to Ms. Ellis and it wasn’t even due until April 1st. I’m early!