The Universe will give me a sign if I open my eyes. Sometimes the signs are hard to read. Sometimes my eyes can’t seem to see past all of the “tasks” I have assigned myself to read the signs that the Universe has so graciously provided.
And sometimes the signs are so blatant I can’t ignore them.
Earlier this week I woke up after a night of feeling crummy and decided it wouldn’t be wise to hit the gym. So, instead I dug rocks out of the woods in my back yard and made a small bed near my back door for some hostas.
The trouble with tidying up one area of your yard is that it is impossible not to turn a critical eye towards the adjoining areas.
My ever-present sidekick was enjoying getting dirty so I pulled up all the pavers in the trash can and recycling bin parking area, rinsed off the gravel, pulled out the weeds, leveled the dirt and put the pavers back down.
Crooked. But weed free.
Because that is just the kind of thing one should do when they wake up feeling a little sick after a sleepless night.
Filthy and feeling rather unstoppable at this point, I decided there was really only one thing left to do. Go back to Home Depot for more hostas and mulch.
My back yard is a rock burial ground. We have more rocks than we do blades of grass. I really couldn’t justify buying some kind of edging to keep the mulch on the hill by the driveway. After all, I am a stay at home gal, I have nothing but time. Time. Plenty of time to dig up buckets of rocks, schlep them out to the front yard in a bucket, dig a trench and edge another bed.
That seemed like enough for one day.
Yesterday I woke up and I could feel the pull of Home Depot. Muuulllcch. Muuulllcch. I heard the sirens calling. I tried to resist them but my car seemed to have a mind of its own. After the gym we found ourselves at Home Depot. “Lucy, how about this? Let’s buy the mulch today and we can spread it this weekend when Daddy is home to help us.”
I actually said that out loud. And then I started to laugh. There’s no way. I’d spread mulch in a cocktail dress on the way to a wedding if it was sitting there. New mulch is such an instant happy, shiny, brand new yard feeling. I can’t resist it. But I didn’t feel like getting filthy. So, we switched gears, bought some foam core insulation and came home and made a window valance.
So, when do I get to the Sign from the Universe? Or is this really just a classic self-involved blogger “Look at all this shit I did this week!” kind of post? Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. I’m all up in your Internet reading your mind, right?
Late last night I saw the sign as I was turning on to our sweet. I was already trying to talk myself out of spreading mulch today. Or covering the box spring with fabric.
And there was the sign.
So, last night I prepared.
Today’s plans – chalk. Trucks. Coffee with a neighbor. Gym. Hamburgers for dinner. Softball practice. That’s it. I promise.
Come visit me on Facebook. Like me and I will post updates throughout the day. I am going to give it a go. Sometimes I need to be 100% Stopped. Wish me luck.