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. 🤯

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.

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21 Responses to 2020-11-23

  1. I’m reading the patient pre-op assessment package given to me by Peachtree Orthopedics. I won’t lie, I am losing a little confidence each time I find a spelling or grammar error in it.

  2. Dumb question from an out-of-touch old man: Are bulbous butts on women “in fashion” these days? The other day I saw many products in their outlet store that made it seem so, and I see a lot of women on Instagram posing in a way to accentuate their butts. 🤷🏻‍♂️

  3. Bonnie says:

    Remember you don’t have to stuff your face just to use up food… Take it from me, someone who has gained back her weight loss, I wish I had been more prudent recently.

    I tried trekking poles for the first time hiking at Hard Labor Creek yesterday. Gotta say, I like them, even on easy terrain. The only hard thing is now I have something extra to juggle when I wish to take my many photos, but hey that wasn’t a problem yesterday because my phone is full and no more photos could be taken. (Yes, I know of a couple ways to remedy this.)

    I have a dentist work scheduled this morning, wish me luck! Per the dentist it has the potential to not go as planned and require a much worse alternative…

  4. Speaking of big jugs, I went to a Publix yesterday — to buy their 2.5 gallon jugs of water.

    • Bonnie says:

      Why do you need jugs of water?

    • More want than need. I want to see how the jugs work as planters, and as an added bonus I get better water than what even my Brita produces.

      Plus, I wanted to see if the lure of Publix would get me to give up on Kroger; spoiler alert, it did not. 😂

      • Steve says:

        16 miles and retrieved the truck from Megan’s. Now slowly loading Zwift onto the laptop. Mimi, my lunch date yesterday, is a big Zwifter (Zwiftee?) and answered my questions. Seems harmless enough…

      • I know people love Zwift but I’ve never gotten into setting it up, and one of the last things I need is another monthly service.

  5. Steve says:

    Friday was a driving day. Skyline Drive ends (begins?) in Front Royal, which was just down the road a bit. I had the road to myself pretty much. Unlike the BRP, you can only get on or off at certain points, it was very nice, even after all the fall color was gone. Wishing I had stuck to the original plan of taking the scooter up.

    Saturday was a hunting day. 50+ riders, but none of ours as the ladies were all too sore from Thursday’s 4 hour hunt. We road whipped with a few other vehicles which was a little fun. Mr. Fox came out to play for a while.

    The ladies wanted to be on the road by 0600, so we were up at 0430. After driving them to the barn to load up,, I went back to bed. Brunch with a cycling friend/amateur chef. Her choice was great and dessert was amazing. The restaurant makes their own chocolate.

    Now for laundry.


  6. ITP Lurker says:

    HodgePodge had a community refrigerator outside that anyone can donate to and anyone can take from. Something to consider for food you can’t eat on your own.

  7. Was giddy to stop and pick up some wood pallets to burn, until I realized that they didn’t fit into my trunk. Poop. Maybe I need a pickup truck, or some yoga pants to make the M6’s trunk bigger? 😂😂😂

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