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Our back lawn is overgrown. There is a real danger of losing the beagle in it and finding the poop every morning is becoming a real challenge. Lela is off riding in the MS Gong Ride today so I decide that I will mow the lawn. This is a major mistake. We have a push (reel) mower and whilst our yard isn’t big, my body isn’t up to it, but I persist. I take breaks every couple of minutes and I eventually get it all done. The lawn looks like it has had a bad haircut and I haven’t done the edges, but it is short now and we can see the beagle once more.
My body hates me, but I ignore it and I go ahead and do the vacuuming, swept the floors and cleaned the bathroom and kitchen. Oh and there is those four loads of laundry that I knocked over as well.
I am in major pain now and I know it is all my fault. I have never learnt the art of pacing. Once I start cleaning, I prefer just to get it all done and then I can go rest without the spectre of undone housework hanging over me. It is stupid of me to overdo it and I pay the price. However, my house is clean and the lawn has been mowed. I am not sure if it is worth it though.