I am on autopilot!

sofspics, leaves
By sofs
@sofssu (14742)
June 17, 2016 6:54am CST
I have been so busy all day trying to tidy up my garden and re pot those plants that need re potting. Its raining here and the weather is pleasant enough to do these chores. I took advantage of the weather and got my hands dirty. The plants also do not have the stress of re potting when its done in the cooler, growing months. I have had to re pot some thirty containers today .. I have some to be done tomorrow and hopefully I will be done with all the tidying up this weekend or maybe next week. I love gardening, its relaxing, gives me the time to pray, sing and think things through. Its a lot of deep me time for me. I find that I can do this on autopilot while I am mentally far away from what I am doing. Do you have some chores you can do on auto pilot while you have some me time?
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@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
I can work all day in the garden without getting tired. I am just so addicted to it. As I was reading your post, I felt jealous because I have not been gardening for a couple of days. After the tiring birthday celebration of my husband, we are now following up his retirement pension so we have been going out to arrange the many papers required.
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@sofssu (14742)
18 Jun 16
@salonga I guess all that cooking has made you tired. I hope you'll get all that work done soon so you can attend to your garden,. But what you are doing right now is high priority work. Best wishes to you.
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@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
18 Jun 16
@sofssu Yes it did. We've finished all the papers for his pension also so with that, I was able to sleep for 10 straight hours last night. Hahaha, I felt really good as I woke up.
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@sofssu (14742)
20 Jun 16
@salonga Good on you .. now that the major work is done you can focus on other things.
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@ridingbet (36402)
• Philippines
18 Jun 16
i tend to nod.i don't work heavy duty now.i relax my body.
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@sofssu (14742)
18 Jun 16
@ridingbet Its in deed heavy duty work.. my back is already hurting.
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@ridingbet (36402)
• Philippines
19 Jun 16
@sofssu rest then my friend. it is Sunday anyway, family and rest day it is.
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@sofssu (14742)
20 Jun 16
@ridingbet LOL yesterday was one of the busiest days for me.. Had a huge bunch of friends visiting us and there was cooking and cleaning up to be done.
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@rebelann (31030)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Jun 16
I have way too much mee time, mostly I use it to play with my pup Ally and do whatever else comes to mind.
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@sofssu (14742)
18 Jun 16
@rebelann Playing with Ally must be so much fun. I enjoy playing with Spark .. but he loves gardening more .. LOL That mean more work for me and bath time for him.
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@rebelann (31030)
• El Paso, Texas
18 Jun 16
Oh my gosh you have a digger @sofssu I'm so glad I don't anymore, it's so hard to try to fill in the holes and then have the pup dig it out again. Ally isn't much of a digger thankfully.
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@sofssu (14742)
20 Jun 16
@rebelann Spark doesn't dig .. but he thin ks he need to harvest leaves and veggies by himself and most often he brings vegggies taht aren't yet ready or pulls up plants in the process. LOL.. but he is learning that he doesn't need to help me.. Hope he gets his lesson right soon enough.
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@JudyEv (97032)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul 16
That is a beautiful photo. You sound like my Mum. She loved gardening and getting her hands dirty and said much the same as you about it being very therapeutic.
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Jul 16
@JudyEv You have told me this once before.. I am sure we would have made good friends your mom and I .
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@JudyEv (97032)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul 16
@sofssu Well, I must have meant it then! I'll try not to do it again but it's so obvious.
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@sofssu (14742)
12 Jul 16
@JudyEv I know you meant it then and now and I really like it.. Because my boys think I am one crazy woman so caught up with my plants.
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@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
17 Jun 16
My yard needed mowing and today my son is out on the riding lawn mower trying to get it mowed. Good Luck on your re potting your plants.
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@sofssu (14742)
18 Jun 16
@Marcyaz I need that My back hurts like crazy now after all that work.
@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
18 Jun 16
@sofssu I bet your back does hurt as that is a lot of work.
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@sofssu (14742)
20 Jun 16
@Marcyaz Thta was and there is some more to be done.. but looks like its going to rain all day today.. I hope I get all this done in a couple of days.
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
18 Jun 16
not really, I do sometimes dance while I sweep and stuff though
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@sofssu (14742)
18 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt Oh wow.. do you like to dance? I just can't .. I am so clumsy.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Jun 16
@sofssu I do, but I look dumb doing so, can't dance well
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@sofssu (14742)
20 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt It doesn't matter really as long as you are happy and enjoy yourself.
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@marlina (60841)
• Canada
17 Jun 16
I am never as happy as when I garden. Total relaxation for me!
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@sofssu (14742)
18 Jun 16
@marlina I have to agree with you completely on that! Happy days are always just a few steps away for us.. Aren't they?
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@marlina (60841)
• Canada
20 Jun 16
@sofssu I have had some happy days lately in the garden.
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@sofssu (14742)
21 Jun 16
@marlina I guess you have a lot more coming your way!
@shivamani10 (9971)
• Hyderabad, India
20 Jun 16
Yes.
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@sofssu (14742)
21 Jun 16
You mean you do some chores on autopilot? That single word comment keeps me guessing.
@skysnap (17583)
17 Jun 16
I just love your garden. keep posting the images.
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@sofssu (14742)
18 Jun 16
@skysnap I try not too .. people might get bored.
@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
17 Jun 16
wow, my goodness, it sounds like you have bought the whole nursery home, and you are repotting every single one of them. It sure sounds like a day of work in the nursery.
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@sofssu (14742)
18 Jun 16
@scheng1 LOL I didn't buy anything new now,.. These are plants that have outgrown their containers or not doing so well and needed some help.
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@Rollo1 (16688)
• Boston, Massachusetts
17 Jun 16
Sometimes I knit on autopilot, but then I realize I can't remember where I am in the pattern, so it's not a good thing, lol.
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@sofssu (14742)
17 Jun 16
@Rollo1 There you have to count your knits and pearls.. in gardening I don't have to do much.
@springs (926)
• India
17 Jun 16
Yes.. you have been so busy taking care of the plants . May be the plants will smile at you. I too love gardening, full of greenery it make me happy.
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@sofssu (14742)
17 Jun 16
@springs I hope they smile at me.. It was back breaking work.. but labor of love. I am glad you love gardening.. hope to read some of your gardening posts.