With the exception of giving the go ahead to a $2500 payday for Uncle Sam, yesterday was fair. To be fair, fair is a marked upgrade from what I have experienced since April 3rd. Even getting two painful ant bites was better than the depression and sorrow I have been experiencing. I spent a good number of hours choring in WLF, and some of them were actually not frustrating! In the morning I planted out small eggplant (which will unfortunately most likely perish now that I see that they were probably too small to plant out), squash, and zucchini plants. In the afternoon I repotted about twenty pepper seedlings of differing varieties into larger pots. I debated looking at my fig tree cuttings to see if they have started rooting, it has to be at least six weeks since I made the cuttings, so they should be ready to be transplanted. However, I never got around to that chore.
After visiting my accountant I made a quick stop into Kroger. I wasn’t sure if last night’s dinner was going to be meatloaf or chili, both were candidates since I had thawed two pounds of plant-based meat. In the end I chose chili since I purchased a box of Caroll Shelby chili mix at Kroger, and thought that it would be easier to incorporate the kale I harvested in the morning into chili, a trick I believe that I learned from a certain ITP Reader. I only wish I had thought to pull the rest of the leeks to use in the chili as well. The chili was fantastic, because not only did I add kale, I swapped the small can of tomato sauce suggested by the recipe on the box for a can of Rotel tomatoes and a can of tomato paste. And, I added a can of black beans, because I was too lazy to see if I had kidney beans in my pantry.
The rest of my night was spent watching YouTube and an episode of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, and darkness tried to creep back in. I finally tried to beat back the encroaching angst by going to bed sometime after 10pm.
I was supposed to go to Jackson Associates in Dunwoody this morning for a ninety-minute survey, but yesterday afternoon they postponed the survey. Fortunately I was able to requalify (not a word?) and reschedule. So, I am 100% free again today.*
Today I guess that I will putter around the house and perhaps also in WLF again since there is more work to be done out there. Hell, I might also force myself to fix the mountain bike’s flat tire and give it a proper cleaning. If I take the hose to the front I might also wash the M6! Look out, I am out of fucking control!
Hoping that you are well, and that all is going okay for you.
I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was GREAT. Positive affirmation didn’t work out as well as I hoped since it took me four attempts to solve.
*Actually I am not 100% free since I am going to Betsy’s tonight for the resumption of our weekly dinner; tonight she is ordering in burritos from Bell Street Burrito!