Screw Omicron, there is a whole lot of chili going around. I mentioned Bonnie bringing some over on Sunday, then Barb mentioned having some too. Therefore I had to make more, and an odd pot I made! I had a box of Carroll Shelby’s chili mix in the cupboard so I used it, a can of tomato sauce, a can of kidney beans, a can of PBR, and a combination of Beyond ground beef and Impossible sausage for the meats. I wasn’t done going batshit crazy however, as I added some chunks of pan-fried potatoes (think “home fries”) that I had baked earlier in the afternoon. With this chili I ate some cornbread (yes, to use the oven to add head to the house), and drank an ice cold beer that I stored in a Canadian refrigerator, aka “outdoors”, for a few hours. What a delicious meal it was, especially when I added some sour cream, cheese, and Fritos to the chili. Woot! Look at me cleaning out the cupboard, refrigerator, and freezer, and, I have enough leftover for at least three more meals.

This digression into poor eating was allowed since I put in a hard 45 minutes on the trainer yesterday afternoon. It was a perfect day to sweat indoors.

On my day off from choring, or caring about anyone except yours truly, I also finished reading the book “The Thursday Murder Club” in preparation for moving onto the second book in the series “The Man Who Died Twice” when it becomes available from the library or I buy as an ebook before the estimated eighteen-week wait expires. This series is written by a man named Richard Osman, who I’ve come to know by watching British tv shows on YouTube.

I mentioned yesterday that I lost a tray of seedlings to the wind which knocked over one of my little greenhouses. I’m still bummed by this, and need to take note of the plants I was growing. Honestly, I planted the seeds about a month ago (I’ll know exactly if I can still read the writing on the popsicle sticks), so I am not 100% sure of my intentions in planting them. I think they were mostly lettuces. This year I intend to be far more attentive to what and when I plant things, and ensure that the identification labels are legible when it comes time to referencing them months after planting.

Theoretically the City of Atlanta will be picking up garbage and recycling today. They’ve not picked up recycling in weeks, and my trash pickup was pushed a day due to yesterday’s federal holiday.

I really need to start adulting today, though I will spend some time outdoors working in WLF to get some exercise as well. This being Tuesday means that it will be a night at home. Who knows what sort of batshit crazy dinner I will make tonight? Oh wait, I do, but you will have to return tomorrow to find out.

Hope you are remaining happy and healthy.

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 187.4 pounds (0.0 from last week’s weigh-in); not bad, considering I have not been dieting at all.

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16 Responses to 2022-01-18

  1. Bonnie says:

    Heading to Jackson Associates this morning to pick up some cheese for home tasting. Debating whether to take MARTA or drive (avoiding the interstate—I can’t deal with the confusing construction detours in the area that I inevitably fuck up).

  2. Bonnie says:

    I’m still fat.

  3. Steve says:

    Let there be hot water!! After completely scrapping my original idea of how to plumb it all, I went back to my local hardware store (in Luthersville- shop local) and gave the owner my predicament. After thinking upon it, he got all the pieces and parts, which I took home and assembled. One small problem was the joint just past the cut off valve, which decided to fail after I had everything up to pressure!! One last trip to replace what was already glued and ruined, return home and adjust it all slightly and we now have hot water! Have I mentioned how much I hate plumbing??

    And speaking of chili, Debbie made some while I was making my first pass at the plumbing on Sunday, complete with jalapeño cheese cornbread in an iron skillet! It was really good and I might just have cornbread for breakfast!

    Rode a half hour but I really need to get my feet on the road. I realized if I start walking, I will not have to beat my quads up so badly and maybe just throw in some light jogs to get them back in shape.


  4. Barb says:

    We use the Carol Shelby chili spices every time. I even bought the white chili chicken spice to use someday too.

    Ended up going to the Moonlight hash, which was just drinking practice at Johnny McCrackens. Ramaho wanted me to go with her.
    Next weeks trail might be around the Battery, if she doesn’t find a hare, she will have to hare.

    Tonight we will cook the Salmon I bought at Aldi not too long ago (but long enough ago). Need to get a veggie to go with it. I guess grocery shopping is my lunchtime activity.

  5. In from WLF. All I accomplished was burning a small stack of branches, and dismembering the last Christmas tree I dragged home. Now showered, allowing myself to watch tv through lunch, then heading into my office to “work”.

  6. Bonnie says:

    Every household can order 4 free COVID tests. https://www.covidtests.gov/

  7. Steve says:

    Yippee! I got me some Covid test kits. ‘merica!

    Thanks, Bonnie!

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