As we wind up the first quarter of 2023 I am struggling to get out of bed. As I type this it is 6:30am and I should have sprung out of bed, showered, and be on my way to the Waschsalon but I’m really tired, not sick, just tired. I am also mentally beaten down by some of the physical things that have changed in my life over the last year; some due to aging, some for unknown reasons.

I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was STEAL

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35 Responses to 2023-03-31

  1. After falling back to sleep, it’s now 8:00am and I am finally contemplating getting out of bed.

  2. Barb says:

    alarm went over at 0645 (0745 for you) & I did not want to get out of bed. I did wake up about 0500am, but forced myself back to sleep.
    Last day of working off the laptop & my other portable monitor! (it all worked fine, its just smaller screens, so things don’t fit as well)

    Supposed to be potential storms here this afternoon, schools are closing early today.
    I”m supposed to be meeting a friend for a happy hour drink, we will see if that happens.

  3. Bob says:

    Hope you are feeling better bud!
    Packing up to head to DC for a week, I think everybody I know is travelling next week. Airport is going to be crazy!

    • Spring Break? Hope the weather in DC is nice and you have a fun trip.

    • Jenka says:

      My kid’s on spring break next week too, but we don’t have anything planned. DC is a great place to bring kids, though!

      I’ve been there a dozen times but the one thing I’ve always wanted to do but never have is visit the National Archives. The line is always around the block and I’ve ever wanted to wait that long. Someday!

  4. David says:

    Wordle in 6 starting with FOIST.

    Anger is exhausting. It’s part of why I do my best to just accept what I can’t change and focus on what I can change.

    • I like to think the physical exhaustion this week is due to riding my bike hard three days in a row for the first time. The mental exhaustion is due to things out of my control, but affect my behavior regardless.

      Maybe coffee will help.

      • Barb says:

        I’m exhausted too – it amazing how tiring it is around here just dealing with my parents.

        Last night I went to a class reunion planning meeting. Good excuse to get out of the house. 😉
        It was actually fun, as I don’t really know these people very well at all. I moved away 35 years ago. So many years later, people are so different (of course) from when they were in high school. Reunion in June should be fun.

        • David says:

          I’m going to my high school reunion this June too (for the first time ever). Better late than never. 🙂 My high school had a graduating class of 600, so it’s not like I’m going to know hardly anyone, but one of my closest friend will be there and that’ll make all the difference.

          • I haven’t heard about my reunion, it’s probably on FB. Forty years, Jesus Christ..,

          • Jenka says:

            I should be having my 30th this year, but there hasn’t been the slightest whiff of planning mentioned on FB.

          • Barb says:

            David – you will have fun, these people are basically all strangers to me, except we had high school years together. We only have 150, so I did know most everyone.

            We have a contact everyone campaign going on, we have contacted/found 85% I think, encouraging people to join the FB group. But -we also know who doesn’t do FB (those that told us), so they will get emails/texts or maybe even a card in the mail once we have the final details. Its a good group of people, I think over the 2 days we had gatherings 5 years ago, we had 90-100 show up. If my parents weren’t here, not sure I’d have made the effort for most of the reunions. But – its fun now that no one actually cares about the high school cliques.

  5. Jenka says:

    You are the third person besides me who has reported extreme fatigue. I. Am So. Tired. On Wednesday I almost went home early from work. As it was I got home from work, made dinner for everyone, and then had to lie down. My co-worker is feeling the same way. Could it possibly be the type of pollen that’s out now?

  6. For the third year in as many tries I have managed to kill all of my early seedlings by transplanting them from their initial seed cells into (slightly) larger pots. I am obviously clueless as to what I am doing (wrong).

    • David says:

      Um, maybe start the seeds in the pots that you plan to move them into? I’m not being snarky, it’s an honest question. Or make homemade newspaper pots like I’ve seen on Instagram that you can then put directly into the ground?

      • I’ve heard that it’s better to start them in smaller cells and then transplant them. I’ve seen others do this successfully, but I am messing something up. I used to try using cardboard egg trays and transplanting tonst directly into bigger pots, but that experiment also failed.

        • David says:

          Huh. I would have thought that would work. You definitely seem to be working through a process of elimination here.

  7. Just listened to an interview with Alan Alda conducted in 2019. The interviewer was Gilbert Gottfried, who has died since, so it was weird to hear his voice.

    • Barb says:

      Gilbert Gottfried’s voice so annoys me, I don’t think I could listen to that.

      BTW Paulie – mom hasn’t been working on the puzzle much, I think Tom & I have done most of it so far.
      How is your puzzle coming along?

  8. Steve says:

    Wordle in 5 starting with SAINT.

    Sorry your in a funk. I swear there is different pollen,or we’re all reacting differently after having the cooties. After my ride to meet Debbie at the brewery in Gay, I was hacking. She said she knew I had arrived by the coughing.

    At some point yesterday, I went to take a picture of the puppy lying in a sunbeam. I discovered the glass over the lens was all busted. Off to an appointment to have it repaired.


    • Bummer about the glass.

      How is the beer at that brewery? I am planning to make a trip one day.

      • Steve says:

        I stick to the darker stuff, so the selection is limited. I thought the porter was pretty good. 22 miles taking the slightly scenic route and I think it would be 12 miles home. Food truck on the weekends, we think.

  9. Barb says:

    the HyVee (grocery store) does their fuel points so crazy – certain items give you points (16 cents for 8 brats) a cent here & there for certain items – then 50 points for spending $50. I just earned $.79 off gas! My brother is going to love that!

  10. Debbie says:

    Wordle in 5 starting with AISLE.

    I’ve been fatigued all week. I was chocking it up to the shingles vaccine I got on Tuesday.

    The brewery is a really nice set up. I’m going to start a rumor about 1st Fridays happy hour there. They have a food truck, but you can bring in your own food.

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