Friday, March 9, 2012

Workin' for a living

I worked yesterday. I mean really worked, at the greenhouse, moving tiny petunia plants from plugs to flats filled with larger pots, then moving the flats to protected benches in another greenhouse. Standing, bending, lifting, walking, carrying … happy!

The view through the greenhouse window looks out on a storage shed.
Oh, and I'm having fun with Photoshop Actions, too. Heh.

I wasn't there long, maybe four hours total. But it was certainly enough to get my mind off my troubles and put a nice ache in my shoulders. Just what I needed.

The really real part-time job begins in April, but I love doing production and said I'd be happy to help out until the garden center opens for the season. I also love the opportunity to get out of my own head for a few hours.

On tap for today: Laundry, a gym workout, cleaning the house, dinner out at a Mexican place. Not sure how that will work for South Beach but I've decided to follow Gingerzingi's lead – eat now and complain later. The couple we're meeting chose the venue, and since restaurants are few and far between in the Middle of Nowhere, I'm just going with the flow.

Which is probably a good way to live the rest of my crazy-assed life, as well.


gingerzingi said...

"Eat now and complain later" - yep, that's my method!

I eat out so rarely that it's easy for me to have the occasional non-compliant meal, since I'm on plan about 98% of the time. But like 'Drea, when I worked in an office I almost never went out to lunch - that adds up too fast!

Debbi said...

Yay! You can comment!

I've read elsewhere that Mexican CAN work for South Beach, if you skip the rice. Not sure about this local place, though, I've never eaten there.

As you say, it's just one meal. And as I say, I need to go with the flow about it. The rigidity of SB is REALLY getting to me!

Kathy said...

Eating out is always a treat for me. Anytime I don't have to cook or face the dirty dishes afterwards is reason to celebrate!! Hope you had fun!! :D