I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I spent most of Saturday cleaning, but yesterday was a lot of fun: Lisa’s parents took us to our favorite Mexican restaurant for lunch (I had Fajitas, of course). After lunch Lisa and her mother went to the movies, while Don and I came back to the house so he could check out the new Xbox 360. Video games sure have come a long way over the years!
Our new landscaping was not scheduled to go in until the end of the month, so I was surprised on Saturday morning by a call from my landscape designer asking if he could come that very day! This guy has a Nationally syndicated radio show and he does some TV for local news stations; with all that exposure he is always booked solid for months in advance. Also, apart from his morning radio show, he never works on Saturdays, so that call was a most unexpected and very pleasant surprise indeed! This is the same guy who did the landscaping at our old place back in 2005, and we became friends after that. He knows that my that my mom is coming to stay with us next weekend, and he said he decided to surprise us by getting the landscaping done before she arrives. He and his crew got about half of the big project completed on Saturday, and they’ll be returning today to finish the job. Actually there’s a section on the side of the house that will not be completed for a couple of weeks, but the rest of the front will be done today. He’s bringing several big (16-20 foot) Queen palms and the Magnolia tree today, so it should be quite a dramatic transformation!
Today I’ll be working my back and biceps, and I’ve decided that I’m going to go heavy on the deads again this week. I was planning to perform a more cardio-oriented deadlift session (4 rapid-fire burnout sets @ 225 pounds w/ 1 minute rest between sets), but I’m in the mood to load up the bar and move some real weight, so I’m going to go with it.
I’d better wrap this up, I’ve got a lot of work to do today. Enjoy your Monday!