Yesterday, I spent part of the day working in the yard, cleaning up around the garden. I have a lot to do before spring, as my garden is nowhere near ready. All I managed to do was clean up some of the fluff from where Dog-Dog shredded his bed, and trip back the sagebrush from the edge of the garden.
After that, I went to a tutoring session, then did another one online. I did some grocery shopping and then some housework. I also did a few hours of work for Upwork, and I have a lot to go on that project. I feel like I’m starting to slip a little, but I know I can catch up. Next week is Spring Break at Magdalena, so I know I’ll get some extra hours in at NMT, Upwork, and so on.
I did make a few contacts in the VA QSO Party on amateur radio, however, so that was fun.
My day was pretty boring, actually. I’m not sure why you read this, but I’m glad you do!
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.