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May 2015

the gardening diaries: watering

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For a couple of days I have been considering whether or not I need to water the garden.  It rained a few days after the seeds were planted, but it has not rained since.  I know that at least my tomato plants were going to need watering soon since they were already full grown.

Two Sundays ago I was ecstatic to look out my kitchen window and see the first beautiful green sprigs in the morning sunlight!  They were so pretty and cute all in their rows with the sunlight highlighting them and making them glow.  It really looked like they were glowing for real!  I went out with my rubber boots on to walk the rows and see what all had begun growing since the last time I had looked and found all the tiny sprouts everywhere.  The only row that I could tell that hadn't popped up was the okra, but I was not worried.  I just figured they would pop up eventually.

Last Friday I bought another garden hose to connect it to the one that I already had so I could reach the garden.  I watered it a little that evening.  I got about halfway through by holding the nozzle and spraying it before it got time for me to leave.  I have a sprinkler attachment and I keep saying that I'm going to attach it and water it for a while, but I just haven't done that yet.

Saturday it looked kind of cloudy like it was going to rain and Sunday looked like it was going to rain too, but it didn't rain until Monday.  It rained Monday a lot and some on Tuesday.  I was so happy to see that rain!  

Until next time!

Fitness Friday / 03.

To keep up my motivation for living a healthier life by incorporating fitness training/exercise and healthy eating I will be posting every Friday about my progress and habits and ideas.  When I exercise and eat healthy, I feel better and I sleep better.  My goal is to check in weekly what I've been up to!

A few weeks ago, I came across this verse, Proverbs 31:17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strentheneth her arms.  This was so encouraging to me to continue with my fitness and exercising!  God gave us our bodies and we honor him by taking care of ours.

I have a few work outs that I do where I focus on my legs and others that focus on my arms.  One of my favorites with the arms I do with a dumbbell!  When I first began using a dumbbell I thought it was easy.  Um, no. It's not.  Not if you're doing it right!!  I have three sizes, 5 lb, 10 lb, and 15 lb.  I am still using the 5 and 10 lb, I haven't made it to the 15 lb dumbbell yet but I know that by keeping up my exercises then I will get there! 

I am excited to continue with my walks and love using my Fitbit to track the steps I take.  It is quite addictive!  I mowed the yard which has been expanded since we did the garden and that was a work out in itself, but now I have more space for me to walk in without having my feet in tall grass!  Speaking of the garden...planting the garden was a huge work out and I know that tending to it will take a lot of physical work. 

I am looking forward to all of these things and am loving (almost) everything about them! 

Until next time!!