I should have had a Festivus Pole at the ready, because yesterday I aired a lot of grievances. I want to expressly thank all of you who read this space, and have reached out to help.
Yesterday morning I spent a good ninety minutes or so catching up with Betsy and petting Bella. It was with her that I played Wordle, and she chose yesterday’s starter word. My self-imposed “fee” was bringing her coffee. As have most businesses by now, Joe’s in East Atlanta has reopened completely so I had to go inside to order for the first time in two years. I also had to buy coffee for someone who doesn’t drink it black, and had no idea just how much milk to add to Betsy’s coffee! Fortunately I guessed closely enough.
Around noon I did a nearly five-mile walk with Davey. We meandered around office parks, we’re told we were on private property, and then found some good shiggy. The shiggy also had poison ivy, so I was glad that I had chosen long pants for the hike. All that effort for a trail I will not be running this Saturday, it at least it was exercise. After our hike we drank a few beers that he kindly supplied, freebies from Line Creek Brewing acquired at last week’s Atlanta trail. I finally tried Line Creek’s Stoutside the Perimeter beer.
I ran the Moonlite hash last night. More exercise! There was confusion as to where to park for the start, and this time I chose to ignore what Maps told me to do and go with my instinct; this time I was right. There was a large crowd, a trail that was short and a bit hard to follow, and we ended at Fellini’s Pizza. I shouldn’t have eaten a slice of pizza, but I did, and abstained from having beer. Unfortunately there was a naming last night and with the size of the crowd it was a disaster. I announced my “Wee Is Risen” trail for next Monday, and now I must reccy for it. My trail will be in midtown, so I may do a load of laundry at the Waschsalon while taking the time to figure out where trail will go. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the weather prediction for next Monday is inaccurate. My return home was after 10pm last night because I chose to follow the recommended route home, the inverse of the one I took to get to the hash so it made sense to me, only to encounter haphazard road construction along Clairmont Road which slowed traffic.
Today I return to WLF choring! I am hoping that I haven’t killed all of my seedlings via neglect. Last week’s cold snap along with a major disruption in my life that I am not sure anyone has noticed (the best attempt at humor I can make these days), led me to ignore the seedlings. Some have suffered greatly, some have flourished, how metaphorical… My intent is to clear out some crops that have passed their prime, and amend those beds. I am going to gamble and start planting things out, hoping we don’t get a freak late April frost.
Oh, and I need to visit my accountant to pay for her tax preparation so that she will then submit them for me.
I will be staying home tonight, alone, because it is Tuesday and that is my Tuesday Norm. For all of the whinging that I have been doing these past eight days you’d think that that staying home alone would be a horrible thing for me to do, but I need to be strong and push through. I think that I will try to cook a dinner which incorporates some groceries taken from WLF.
This week I started listening to a new-to-me podcast called “Cautionary Tales with Tim Hartford”. Believe it or not the title has no connection to this past week’s kerfuffle. In each episode the author explores a topic and weaves an interesting narrative about it. So far I have listened to an episode about Hansel and Gretel, the economics behind corporate giveaway promotions, and the true origin of Monopoly. It is proving to be a great, much-needed distraction, especially when I am in a position to skip the ads.
I hope that your week has started well, and it hasn’t that it will improve quickly. Be well, friends.
Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 184.8 pounds (-3.2 from last week’s weigh-in); tears must weigh a lot…
I solved today’s Wordle in five attempts; my starter today was TRASH