6:10am and I’ve only “been awake” for twenty minutes! I’ve not even had the time to do today’s Washington Post crossword puzzle. I am certainly not going to be “in the office” by 7:00.
Initially I was planning to be at Lowe’s at this time, but I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to buy this morning so I decided to stay home instead. One reason for my indecision is that I did the unthinkable yesterday, I ordered more seeds online. To be fair, I’ve discovered that seeds are tough to come by (at least from the big seed purveyors) again this year, and I found a small company that is selling some of the seeds I wanted to buy, at reasonable prices. I ordered from The South Georgia Seed Company, which is kinda funny for me to think about since they are based north of Atlanta in Ellijay. Another reason I didn’t rush out to Lowe’s today is because I don’t think that I will be doing much outdoor laboring this weekend due to the forecasted weather.
The next time I walk with Betsy, tentatively scheduled for tomorrow morning, I shall be spreading my seed, err, sharing some of my purchased seeds with her. Most seed packets contain far more seeds than a small-scale urban homesteader (wannabe) can plant, so it does no harm for me to give some away.
Regardless which day I walk with Betsy I will once again have trash pickup gear in hand for the first part of our walk. Though laudable, my effort is scant in comparison to the man I read about yesterday in this Washington Post story. Essentially this man, a former software executive who is also just a year younger than me, has been walking up to twelve miles a day since last June picking up trash. 🙌🏼
Last night’s German class wasn’t great again; due to lack of immersion and practice the entire class struggled again. It has gotten so bad that the teacher is suggesting that as a group we regress a few levels and (attempt to actually) learn again. This sounds familiar, because it’s exactly what I did last June. I’m living a German Groundhog Day!
I’ll be standing around at Black Sheep on Sunday. I hope the rain breaks for awhile by then.
Hope you all are remaining healthy and happy, even if this weather is keeping you indoors.