It’s 5:15am, I am awake and feeling a little sniffly which is typical for me during weather temperature swings, and my frugality about heating the house. I’ll be fine.
This weekend was different…
On Friday I did a few hours of yard work in the afternoon. I mostly cut up branches that I had piled onto the ground, and stacked the shortened pieces for future fires. For the first time in many months there are no piles of long branches on the grassy (future raised bed garden) area. In addition I filled a single yard bag with English ivy. There is still plenty more ivy to pull, but I had already worked hard and the dry ground made pulling strands from it difficult so I quit after filling the one bag. It was also nearing darkness so I started a fire for one and relaxed with some beer. It was an early night, I was asleep by 8:30pm.
Awake early on Saturday morning, as you can be when you fall asleep by 8:30pm the night before, I was in Lowe’s by 6:00am. In anticipation of more ivy pulling I purchased fifteen leaf bags, and in anticipation of more fires I bought a bag of fire starter blocks; the latter is not “needed”, but I like having them on hand.
At 9:00am I was at Bonnie’s house to watch our Bundesliga teams clash. We sat outside, as you do these days, to watch the match. My team, Werder Bremen, had lost the previous twelve matches against her team, Bayern Munich, so I saw the 1-1 draw that occurred Saturday as a major win for me.
Saturday afternoon was Black Sheep #800 for which I could do little more than observe. It was okay, but hashing is only really fun when you can actually hash. Because Black Sheep is normally held on Sundays I had to keep recalibrating my brain to remind myself that it was still Saturday.
Yesterday morning I did a walkabout with Betsy and her dog Bella. For some reason starting yard work at 11:30am, when the weather was gorgeous, seemed silly. However, I was able to muster enough discipline to do a couple of clean up chores. I had high aspirations for accomplishing major gains yesterday, but they were not realized.
Knee still hurts, I’ll be calling this week to schedule surgery.
This Thursday is Thanksgiving. ðŸ¤¯
I have too much food in my house. I will start trying to clear out pantry, refrigerator, and freezer again. In the process I want to reorganize my freezer space. Exciting stuff, eh?
Headed to the Waschsalon this morning to knock out some laundry in one fell swoop. Some of the laundry is quite dirty from yard work, so I’m letting the machines do all the hard work this week.
Hope your weekend was healthy and filled with happiness.