And this morning I was the version of me that gets out of bed and goes to Lowe’s, only I arrived there a little later than the June version of me would have. I purchased more compost and manure. I was going to get some cinder blocks but didn’t want to overload the M6. I nearly picked up two cinder blocks that were sitting in the parking lot, but felt guilty as if I were stealing, so I left them there.
Yesterday’s major accomplishments were twofold.
First, I made a run to Aldi. I did fairly well restraining myself from buying a lot of things that I don’t need, but Aldi let me down in the almond milk category by not having what I wanted to buy in stock.
After eating a quick snack I seized the cooler weather by gearing up in choring clothes and taking my Wee Little Chainsaw out to the front yard. The first thing I discover was that the chainsaw’s chain was indeed too dull to do much work safely. So, having a replacement on hand I started my job with a nice sharp tool. I spent the better part of three hours chainsawing a set of trunks emanating from a scrub tree, dragging the larger limbs to the backyard for future chipping, and then dismantling and carrying the trunk pieces to the backyard for next year’s fires. I still have work to do on this tree, and will take down another small tree in the front as well. The “plan” is to allow sunshine to hit a strip of dirt next to the driveway in hopes of maybe growing some berries, vegetables, of flowers (if I think the p,ants will be too close to car exhaust to eat). That’s right, WLF is expanding! In that patch of dirt there is plenty of opportunity for me to shrink my waistline as I expand WLF as well, as the area is smothered in English Ivy (sound familiar?) that I will pull out in my “free” time when the weather is cool and dry.
I was whooped before 3pm, so, after harvesting as many peppers as I could ahead of the colder, rainy weather, I retired indoors for a shower.
I plopped onto the futon to watch tv, and then around 5:30pm I decided to get a little creative by making a pint of pickled peppers (no idea how these will taste), and then baking a frozen pizza covered with, you guessed it, peppers.
My evening was fairly unproductive, mainly consisting of tv watching. I made an attempt to read for awhile but tired quickly.
Today’s agenda is all over the map. When I am done with this post I need to wash the dishes, jump in the shower, and go get a haircut at 11:00am. From there I want to do a little grocery shopping before returning home.
It’s my turn to cook for Betsy tonight. As of now I am thinking about making a vegetarian meatloaf and serving it with some side vegetable (not sure what yet), and salad. So, I will need to be home in time to assemble and bake the meatloaf.
Busy. Busy. Busy…
Hope you are remaining happy and healthy.