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!

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25 Responses to 2022-04-13

  1. Barb says:

    We use the Carroll Shelby spices too, and definitely use Rotel for chili.

    It’s noon here on a rainy day. Haven’t done much, just hanging out.
    Going to a mall or some sort of shopping place to pick up something soon.
    I might buy a warmer shirt or sweater, it’s been colder then I thought it would be.

    Supposed to be going to a hazelnut farm later this afternoon, to keep in our educational tours of things.
    Tonight they have a practice parade for the Good Friday parade, so we might go watch it. One of the groups in the parade will be dressed in colorful (for lack of a better word, KKK) gowns. They also have Roman soldiers. Should be an interesting evening.

    Katrina just got back from Finland right before we arrived, she showed us her pictures of the Aurora Borealis. So cool that she got to see it in person.

  2. Barb says:

    Wordle in 2, but Katrina got it last night, & I said, that’s a different word. so I guess we are a day behind. After my start word I couldn’t not just type in today’s word.

    • Two? Daaaamn!

      I am starting to think that I am the worst Wordle player in this community. Perhaps I try to be too clever? That is a problem I often have…

      • Barb says:

        I totally cheated, Katrina told me the word.
        I would never get it in 2.

      • David says:

        Wordle in 3 today, Mini in 1:11. I find my issue with Wordle is sometimes I just don’t want to think hard so I burn a couple turns with throwaway words that reuse letters that aren’t in the real word but that help advance the cause by revealing other letters.

        I had no matches on STALE so my next word in that case is always BRICK.

  3. Made fattening pancakes for breakfast. I must seek out a decent form of exercise today to compensate. However my knees are barking a bit today, so I won’t do anything overly-stressful.

  4. Steve says:

    Wordle in 5 and I was about to throw in the towel! Not a good starting word for the ultimate solution.

    A nice walk at lunch with a former boss and now retiring AVP! (DAMNIT). She and her husband have a piece of property they will build on which backs up to the BRP in Asheville. His mom is nearby and his sis is in Raleigh. They are very outdoorsy, so should be in the right place.

    Games meeting was uneventful. News of other Games said that Grandfather managed to delete their database of patrons and sponsors, so those who have a long tenure got shut out when they sold out by Feb 1. Many are pissed. I have a nice Games they can be patrons of!!!

    Why don’t you fix your tire and then join me for lunch at Willy’s at the park around 11:45?


  5. Bonnie says:

    I am also 100% free today*, but I, unlike Paulie, did NOT re-qualify to get back into the new taste test so there’s $80 out the window. 🙁 Probably going to the gym this morning then I’m hoping to drag the husband out on a hike because I think it’s going to rain tomorrow.

    *I’m never really free when the husband is home. *Haha* *Smirk*

  6. Fifteen tiny seedlings, mostly tomato, potted up into small pots and Solo cups.

  7. Just saw on Instagram that the Yacht Club celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. But because FB owns IG and fucks with your timeline, I found out on April 13th that the celebration was on April 9th. FU IG and in turn FB!

  8. Bonnie says:

    Wordle in 5. I started with GREAT to be on even footing with Paulie.

  9. Barb says:

    Back home to Wi-Fi….
    David, Mini again was not my friend, over 3 minutes.

    Went to a mall, to look for shoes for Rohan, and to get cat food & a few groceries.
    It wasn’t much different than at home, except mostly different stores.
    Had some lunch there, the food court has specific tables for each place. More ham sandwiches. And croquettes. (Skipped the Taco Bell & McDs)
    Off to the hazelnut farm very soon.

    • David says:

      Barb, some days are just easier than others. You’re doing great! Keep in mind that I’ve completed over 1,400 of the big New York Time crosswords, and at least 500 of the mini puzzles.

  10. Well, Steve had work get in the way and had to stand me up. My ego sure has taken a beating these past few weeks…

    Undaunted, well not really, I am now at my second potential end for Monday night’s hash.

    The first place was only accepting cash, nope!
    The second place is too pricey. Maybe.

    I’ll have it all figured out by Friday.

    • Frustration setting in since I am failing my own Moonlite haring advice of “pick an ending and then find a trail” since I still haven’t decided where Monday’s hash will end.

  11. Barb says:

    Hazelnut farm was quite interesting. I’ll tell you about it later, or tomorrow.
    We went & saw a practice for a Good Friday parade, with lots of Roman soldiers.
    And some people dressed in a colorful KKK type of outfits.

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