We have had a lot of rain on the central coast this last week, about 15 inches or so. We have been cooped up and finally got out side today. Jade (my granddaughter) and I were checking out the puddles in the yard and she decided it was a good day to make mud pies. I had to agree; the big orange pail that I use for weeding was full of water and there was a pile of loose dirt that was deposited in the center of the driveway from yesterdays’ rainfall.
So, Jade scooped and shoveled the dirt into the pail. Then she mixed her ingredients until she achieved the perfect mud pie consistency. She then patted out several large mud pies, well, they were really shaped more like square than a pie, but no matter- they were as superb mud pies as could be and she was quite pleased.
Jade decided that the mud pies needed some decorating. And as luck would have it, there were several lovely seed heads from the herbs and weeds nearby that need pulling; she arranged their seeds and leaves on the tops of the pies. Then she noticed that there were some sticks that could be picked up (the dog liked that part, too) and Jade stuck them on top of each mud pie. Everything turned out just as she dreamed it would.
As I was admiring her handiwork, I noticed that the yard looked quite a bit tidier- the pile loose soil was gone, some the weeds were picked, some of the old seed heads from the oregano were cut back…then I thought about the calories and energy that we used to accomplish all of this. Eureka! Exercising without even knowing it!
Am I suggesting that you go out and make a mud pie? Well, if it’s been a while you may enjoy getting your hands a little dirty! But just going outside and taking a peek to see what’s going on and maybe taking a short brisk walk or a doing bit of gardening will certainly get your circulation flowing, too. Spring is here! Enhance your health, it’s a precious gift.
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Thanks for checking in, Jane Ann, massage professional