Seemingly all I could think about while working yesterday was “Man, it’s going to be great to get outside today. I can’t wait!” I made a list of chores, and kicked off work a little earlier than I should have (missing a message from my boss, whoops!). And then I got outside and was virtually paralyzed. All I could do was stand in one place and look, wondering how in the hell I was going to get shit done. One of the tasks sounded simple “Measure and mark the square feet garden sections inside the two unplanted raised beds.” Siiiiimple right? Well, it would be simpler if the beds I bought to do “Square Foot Gardening” (in which you mark out square feet and plant geometrically within them) were a standard width/length, thus making the measurements easy. Further, because the Frankenbed is well, a Frankenbed, it bows inward toward the middle making it even less rectangular. I know, just fucking plant seeds! But, I’m anal? OCD? Finicky?
Giving up on the measuring and marking I transitioned to tasks that I was capable of managing.
- I pulled out a bag’s worth of English ivy; a task harder than I expected because the roots were holding tightly yesterday.
- I sorted/stacked the empty soil/compost/manure bags, some of which will go to CHaRM next Tuesday, some of which will be used for trash bags on my journey’s to East Atlanta Village for Betsy walks.
- I moved a stack of cut wood from nearer the house to nearer the fire pit patio.
- I moved the drop ceiling tiles from the basement to under the carport in preparation for today’s visit by 1-800-GOT-JUNK.
Exasperated and exhausted I gave up and returned inside to shower off the dirt and shame.
After showering I sat for a second before eating a bowl of salad greens topped with salad dressing and nuts. However, this didn’t satisfy my desire to eat, so I ate the second half of the $2.75 Aldi pizza as well. It’s the first time in a long time that I’ve overeaten that much.
I watched Top Chef on my iPad while texting with Betsy, and shortly thereafter fell asleep.
Today? Don’t know. I’ll have to deal with the junk people, as well as find out about what my boss wants to talk to me; I don’t have positive vibes about my future with “XYZ Corp”, but we’ll see.
Hope you are well, and make it a great day.