Saturday, September 5, 2009

Day 6... Gardening, and Goodbye

Well, I'm into day 6 of the 30 Day Throw Down... and I'm hanging in there. It's getting easier and easier to make better - and healthier - food choices, and I kind of feel like I'm on a roll here.
It's feeling natural and it's feeling good, so things are changing... you know what I mean?

Steel cut oats, topped with an "individual portion" size thingie of butter and a little brown sugar, a small berry and banana smoothie and straight black coffee.

Morning tea:
an apple and a chunk of cheddar cheese

Ry Vita crackers (2) with butter and Vegemite, another banana, and a glass of organic milk.

Afternoon tea:
Salad roll, with lettuce, tomato, cukes and grated carrot. Black coffee

Veggie and chicken breast wrapped in a tortilla, with mayo and mustard - but I was too tired to eat the whole thing, so I shared it with the magpies. (it made a nice change from the worms and bugs I turned up while gardening, I guess)


I managed to put in a couple of hours in the front garden yesterday, and I have to say I'm definitely making headway there. I can see a huge difference... and my hamstrings and tushy are telling me that I just about worked my arse off.
If only wish it were that easy, eh?

Today, I've got about 20-40 Agapanthas, (the damn things have multiplied in their pots, so I'm not exactly sure how many I've actually got) 6 geraniums that I've started from cuttings, and maybe a dozen lavenders (ditto on the lavenders) to get in the ground, so by the end of the day, the front yard should be looking pretty "put together"... and then I can start on the back.

I've still got about 30 geraniums, as well as probably 50 lavender cuttings to get in the ground, so I just hope I haven't waited too long in the season, to get them going.
I know I should have gotten them in in the fall, but hey... what can I say?
I'm lazy.

I don't know how many of you read Mandy's blog,
but I found out this morning, that Mandy's husband Greg went to be with Jesus on Thursday.
We knew that the end was coming, and bless her heart...Mandy has held up amazingly well under the circumstances, continuing to make life as normal for her children and as comfortable as possible for Greg.
But it's still a bit of a shock that such a loving and vibrant husband and father has passed away.
My heart goes out to Mandy and her children.
Today is Father's Day here in Australia, so
please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers, at this trying time.


The Wife said...

So sorry to hear about someone losing her husband. I'll say a prayer for her.

Regarding the challenge, I soooo knew I couldn't do it, I didn't even try. Keep up the good work. You're better than me! I just ate a bowl of sugar free ice cream. Does that count for anything?

Roslyn said...

Wish I could grow lavender so prolifically-here in AZ it just doesn't do very well they all die on me waaaaah!
On the other hand for the first time I actually got a hydrangea through the winter in a pot & it bloomed again with one more flower head! Woohoo, so this next year I have a second one to try.
About bananas, I heard that they are the one of the highest in sugar of all fruit? Sigh, & I do like banana.

joolzmac said...

Hi Tatersmama

No pics of me after the weekend I have had! Actually I have been pretty good but it's hard to pass up gnocchi in a camembert cheese sauce and full on mexican tacos with frijoles too!

Lovely words about Mandy and her dear Greg. It's very sad.

Will post tonight about our weekend away.

Cheers - Joolz

Robynn's Ravings said...

Oh Katie, I will, and I will head over to visit her right now. So very sad.

Caroline said...

Ewwwwieeee... how can you manage to get vegemite down Katie? Yech!


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