You may think I am having a slow start to my morning, but only in the blogging world. Though it is 7:30am I have already gone to Lowe’s, started a load of laundry in the tub, eaten breakfast, and started to try to figure out how to schedule my COVID vaccine. I’ve also had to update some software on my MacBook Air, which also caused a delay. See, late for a reason.
The weather yesterday afternoon was just right for weed pulling and weed pulling I did! I spent over two hours yanking roots, mostly English ivy, and cutting back branches and small trees in the front yard area, soon to be known as the “Blackberry Patch”; or so I say now. I have let this area be “natural” for far too long. I didn’t realize how overgrown it had become until I surfaced a photo I took in 1999 and saw how wide open it once was, and may be again? The trees have had 22 years to grow, and damage the wall that separates my property from my neighbors in the process. But hey, Nature is going to do whatever you let it do.
I finished the yard work and took a wonderful shower before starting to prepare my $2.75 Aldi pizza that I baked for last night’s Virtual Top Chef dinner. I amended the pizza with some rings of jalapeño and bell peppers. Man was it tasty!
It wasn’t much later than 9:30pm when I passed out in bed, although as I stated above I have been awake and moving since before the sun even considered rising this morning.
Hey, it’s 3/11, which means we all must listen to the 1990s “alternative” band 311! No, thankfully not. It does mean that today is the Black Sheep Hash’s anniversary, the thirtieth such one to be exact. Though my knee has been feeling almost to the point where I can say “good”, even with cycling and yard work, I will be cautious and not venture out on trail tonight. This saddens me as it will be the first Black Sheep Founders Day that I have not hashed with Bonnie, aka “Glory Mole”, who will hopefully enjoy the shit out of tonight’s trail. At least the weather should be great for beer drinking!
Hope that you have a good and healthy Thursday.