|Sweaty and exhausted from getting up at 3:30 to study! But still working his little tushy off.|
|There she is in all her pre-planted glory.|
|Those are some workin hands right there!|
|My mosquito repellant outfit. Don't worry, they will bite you through your pants.|
On that note, I decided to mow the lawn last night. We have a very large lawn. Total land is 3/4 of an acre, but some of that is woods. Anywho, I figured I would just mow the back since Dan has always done most of it and I just do it for a few minutes for the fun of it. So I lugged the mower out of the shed, filled it up with gas, started it myself, and started to mow my little heart out with our trusty, loveliest Snapper. I made my way all around the garden and the shed, running after it and doing some sweet 180's. Then I had to let it turn off to make sure there wasn't grass build-up. And I couldn't get it back on. It' s the most difficult muscle work-out for me to pull that cord and start-up the engine. It takes me five tries and then my arm is too tired so I have to either wait ten minutes, say a prayer, or have Dan come turn it on for me. It's so frustrating but I know I'm getting STRONG in these arms! Before long it will be no big deal. I was doin great, up and down the hills... no big deal. I was enjoying myself so much I decided to just do the front and really impress Dan. I did the side, then the other side... it was dark by the time I got half-way through the front and I was just guessing and hoping I would get it all. The fireflies were keeping me company and I accidentally mowed over a few. I would see them shoot out of the grass blower part! I was dripping in sweat by this time but my energies were high and my will was still strong.
I finished. I was so proud of myself.
Then I cleaned the mower and put it back in the shed.
Then I came inside and Dan was so impressed and it was so worth it, until I realized I was really sick. Nauseated. Headache. Shaking all over... So I showered and laid down and tried to feel better. An hour later, I still felt horrible. I had tried to drink a little water but it just made me more sick. So I called my mom and she told me I was dehydrated and so I drank some more water. Then I violently threw up about 8 times. All my dinner. Dan scratched my back and held me hair and was the sweetest. IT WAS THE WORST!!! My stomach felt better after. So I laid in bed and fell asleep and that was that.
I need at least two more weeks before I mow the lawn again. And I'll probably take a little break in between!