Once work is over, the Emma Makes shop is shut for summer, I’ve dished out my Christmas presents and yearly commitments are done then I can return to my true state: lazy.
Unfortunately lazy also goes hand in hand with “what the hell did I do all holidays” so I’ve taken to trying to achieve one thing a day. Sometimes that thing will be reading but most times it will be a job around the house that needs to be done.
Yesterday (our first day back from Southland Christmas) I dug a border around the apple tree. When we planted the trees Helen told me fruit trees don’t like grass around them so this has been on the jobs list for quite a while.
It was bloody hard work and unfortunately there are two trees so the other one will be for another day’s toil. I spur myself on when doing gardening tasks that involve digging by thinking that I’ll only have to do it once and then wonder how much a gardener would cost.
I’ve also got quite out of a good exercise routine so got up at 5am this morning with Tom and went for a walk around Featherston (I came home and went straight back to bed for a nap afterwards). It was a grand day out walking with the sun rising towards Greytown and the rain clouds coming in.