Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Yard Work Not Recommended

It was all going so well... Do you know what's not so good for a healing back issue? Five hours of yard work. Sigh.  My back has been totally locked up for the past three days (hence, no blogging).
Note: This was after about 3/4 of the limbs had already been hauled off.

My father-in-law assures us the tree will "branch-out" again next spring.
I knew yard work wasn't the best thing for my back, but I didn't feel like I could just let my in-laws do all of the yard work for us, while I sat inside on the couch. Said in-laws were amazing and took five or six loads to the dump and helped us collect 22 lawn and leaf bags and two boxes full of leaves. We owe them some serious favors.

Before the yard work, I managed to do some cleaning and get high-chair put together. **Side note: I was telling my mom about the spiffy space-saving high chair I mentioned here, and she had one sent to our doorstep. Best. Mom. Ever.

Some assembly required. 

The finished product. If you tuck the tray behind the seat, you can push the chair in, saving a ton of space. I'm a huge fan!

I'll do a full review in a few days, once we've had a chance to put it through its paces. So far, so good.

While I was assembling the high chair, little man was out like a light. At one point, I peeked over the sofa to check on him and saw this little face smiling back at me...

Once he was awake, he decided to help me out with my vacuuming and sweeping...

So he followed me around, throwing toys as he went to show his support.

Have you ever over-done, knowing you'd pay for it later?


  1. Your little guy in his walker is so so cute! Isn't being a mom so much fun?

    We don't have to a whole lot of yard work here, but growing up we had to take care of the leaves around this time of year. Back then I was young enough that I loved playing in them, but I imagine it's much more work as a grown up. :P

    1. Thanks! The leaves seemed so neat that first that I know just how many bags it takes, I'm less thrilled. Hopefully when the little man is old enough to be out there with me, it will make it seem like less work and more fun.

  2. I am a huge baby when things are hurting. I think it's a good thing because it allows me to rest and get healed up.