Yesterday, I started out the day by going for a six mile run. It felt good to get back out there and run again, as it had been almost two weeks. I might have been able to run little farther, but six miles seemed like a good place to stop.
After my run, I worked in my garden for about two hours. I weeded the sweet potatoes, harvested tomatoes, beans, okra, squash and peppers, and also cut some high weeds (with pruning shears) that were growing in the row.
In the afternoon, JoAnna and I chatted a bunch, then went to the junkyard. At the junkyard, we picked up another gas cap for the Crown Vic. I bought a cheap-o one from Walmart, and it didn’t seal properly, so hopefully, this one will do better.
In the evening, we had dinner at Annapurna and then finished up our grocery shopping for the week. When we returned home, I did a bunch of cooking and then called it a night.
Yesterday, I started out my morning with a five mile run. My time was not fantastic, but it did feel good to go running again. It had been almost a month since my last run, due to my travels and work schedule.
When I returned from running, I weeded the gardens for two hours. I did so without a shirt, so my back is now nice and red. I can’t wait to strap on my backpack this morning, as I’m sure that will feel great. While I was out there, I replaced the batteries in the weather station, as the transmitter was having trouble reaching the receiver inside the house.
In the evening, I did some cooking and cleaning. I made some delicious tuna steaks, seared and coated with pepper and Old Bay.
I also applied for a handful of jobs on UpWork, so we’ll see how that goes. Some of them were really neat! I also updated my amateur radio logbooks and sent a few QSL cards.
I am still battling depression. I think it has settled in for the long haul.
I helped JoAnna plant her herb garden in the morning, and that was fun. She has had the herbs for a while and was watering them by hand. This new arrangement allows us to automate the watering process. They look nice, too.
I went for a run, but it was shorter and slower than previous days. With the igh humidity and still conditions, it was a bit miserable.
In the afternoon, I cooked some stir fry for the next few days, and. I also applied for some Upwork contracts and sent out some emails that neeed to be sent.
I have been fasting during the day for the most part. I have a glass of chocolate milk in the morning, and then nothing during the day until after sundown. Yesterday, I did eat something light in the late afternoon before dinner.
For dinner, I met JoAnna and Joey at her parents’ house for some chili.
Yesterday, I fought off depression the entire day. I went for a half hour run (2.58 mi) in the morning. Awful pace, but better than I expected, as it has been a month since my last run, and I have spent the last two weeks in the car.
After my run, I weeded my garden. It has not grown much in the past two weeks. Mostly, the weeds have grown instead. All of my sweet potatoes died, as did most of my peppers and okra.
In the afternoon, I took a nap. I didn’t feel like doing much. I also decided to fast until sundown to see if that added some clarity (it didn’t).
In the evening, JoAnna got home and we chatted for a bit, and that helped pull me from this funk a little bit. I was able to dump my storm chasing pictures and work on those a bit.
Yesterday, I spent the day running errands. I did all my standard Sunday chores (cat boxes, clean the kitchen and bathrooms, grocery shop, cook, clean the fish tank, etc.) but then also did a few more other things on the side.
I spent a bunch of time working in my garden yesterday. I planted sunflowers, sugar snap peas, yellow wax beans, okra, sweet banana peppers, Sandia peppers, spaghetti squash, a buttercup squash, green pole beans, a roma tomato, carrots, and some more silver queen corn. I also buried two of my soaker hoses in hopes of using water more efficiently this year.
I also started putting down new bricks near our herb garden, as they discontinued the bricks we had before, and I wanted to expand on what we had. It will look nice when I am finished.
Yesterday, I got off to a later start than I had intended. I did attend the Rio Rancho Seventh-Day Adventist church, but I did miss Sabbath School. After church, I ended up chatting with a few of the ladies from the church that attend the Friday night session as well. One of them had read something, and I remembered seeing the same thing, so I looked it up for her.
In the afternoon, JoAnna and I played around with her flower and herb garden in the front yard. We decided to brick over the spot that never grows anything anyway, and we also dug up and planned out which herbs to plant this year. We still have thyme, cilantro, roses and irises that are doing well.
In the evening, we sat outside and read. I have been reading Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly, and it’s been a good book. Then we went to dinner at Jasmine Thai and chatted for quite some time. It was nice to have a date night!
Yesterday, I went for a run first thing in the morning. I only went a little over two miles, but it was nice to get out and run again.
After my run, I did some gardening. I planted peppers, tomatoes and tomatillos, and did some weeding. I also found that one of my hoses was kinked, which is why my zucchini looked dry. I think it is fixed now, so hopefully, they will recover from their mini-drought.
In the afternoon, I did some grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning and laundry, as I tend to do on Sundays.
I made steak, onions, mushrooms and asparagus for dinner, and I think everyone enjoyed it.