Domestica Neglectitis, brought on by acute MotoMania

For months now I have spent practically every free moment motoring around somewhere.  Whether it be vacationing in the mountains of West Virginia, rekindling old friendships in Connecticut, developing new bonds of friendship in Rhode Island, enjoying local roads along Maryland’s Eastern Shore or Pennsylvania’s Amish Country, or simply an early morning jaunt to work, I’ve put close to 3000 miles on my new bike and spent just about that many on the back of Jay’s.  Not that I am complaining!  I love every minute of it.  The problem is that it has caused me to fall WAY behind on domestic chores.

I probably have enough Harley Davidson t-shirts and tank tops to last the entire riding season without ever having to do laundry…but the other day, I noticed that my garden looked like this:

Garden BeforeGarden Before 2

This is not a joke, or some picture I found on the internet.  It is true.  I have been suffering from a severe case of Domestica Neglectitis.  Since Jay’s bike is in the shop this weekend, I took advantage of the opportunity to make our house look more like someone actually lives here rather than an abandoned shack!  Not only did all of the weeds go, but I actually transplanted a few things.  (I really am not much of a gardener, so I hope I didn’t kill them in doing so at the wrong time of year!)  I planted some daffodil & crocus bulbs, and added several bags of mulch.  What do you think?

Garden AfterGarden After 2

Tomorrow I may have to just go on a ride without Jay.  I can’t let another gorgeous day go by without cruising somewhere!

10 Responses to “Domestica Neglectitis, brought on by acute MotoMania”

  1. Looks awesome! Phenomenal job, really.

    How soon can you be at my house? I pay double for naked gardening!

  2. Looks great! You can always ride to Ohio and work on my yard!

  3. Yeah, I know all about Domestica Neglectitis! I suffer from it regularly! But, I leave the outside stuff for Harley, he really is the better grounds keeper.

    The inside chores though, are all mine. I have a spare bedroom, which is sort of an extension of the laundry room. At least it becomes that, when I throw all the clean clothes on that bed and say, go find it in the pile! LOL! I also suffer from procrastination! The two together are a deadly combination for keeping a good house.

    I have a plaque hanging in my hallway that says, “Housework done properly, will kill you”. That’s my motto, and I’m sticking to it!

  4. Great before and after pics! The Garden looks super.

  5. I guess I have to do my share and go mow the lawn now.

  6. I mowed the lawn (front and back). I painted the rain gutters and furnace chimney. And I also found time to take Diana’s bike for a ride to north Wilmington where I bought a used windshield for her. I bought it from a fellow HOG member. I hope Diana likes it.

  7. Baby, you ROCK! 😀 Meanwhile I visited friends in B-more and watched the Ravens stink up the gridiron in a manner that would make the sh** truck from Sons of Anarchy smell like a rose garden! X(

  8. WOW!!! Nice job! Wanna come help me with mine now? 🙂

  9. Well, the outside of my house looks okay, but the inside could use some work if you’re interested.

  10. i think i caught that bug. I have been wanting to plant things before fall hits. This way all the flowers will be coming in early next year. You did a wonderful job on your yard.

    Judy

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