Several years ago, while I was pregnant with Charlotte I overdid raking and damn near raked my arms off my shoulders. I thought I was being careful, but I overdid it in a huge way. Well, ever since I've made a point to take projects like this by bits and pieces. Except that today was SO absolutely gorgeous that I kept at it so that I could be outside. I'm definitely starting to feel it. I've taken preemptive ibuprofen, so I'm hoping that it won't be as bad as last time. Also, I have significantly better arm muscles than last time because of toting Charlotte around.
Pray for me. :-)
BUT... my raking is all but done. Bob has a LOT of leaves to haul before it rains on Sunday. Luckily for me, Charlotte took two HUGE naps today, so I was able to get everything raked with her inside and the monitor on my belt. I'll have a bit more cleanup to do after Bob has hauled the piles away. Firstly, he NEVER actually cleans up where the pile was, so I'll have to re-rake those spots. Also, once the piles are gone I'll probably want to do just a bit more in some spots.
As an extra bonus zfarcher stopped by after his walk in Sessions Woods and I finally got to show him the place.
Charlotte woke up at that point, and while I possibly could have set her up in the pack and play and kept going, I was starting to feel what I'd done, and decided to stop. So I popped up the stroller and we went for a walk around the neighborhood - the first time we've done that. It's a nice area to walk with the stroller. I thought about going a little further, but I'm not sure about traffic on the cross street. I want to have Bob with us for that walk - just more people for better visibility while walking on that road.
In a perfect world, I would now pick up the downstairs. We don't live in a perfect world.
I have a feeling that I'm not going to be able to move tomorrow.