Thursday, May 02, 2013
So, do I get work done outside or take an hour and walk? This used to be a no-brainer question. I'd get out and walk, and then eventually I was running. I always did it early on MWF.
Now, I can still do that. Then work outside. But I do miss being able to sit out on the porch when the sun in streaming in, checking my email, reading, or just daydreaming. It seems sometimes that I only feel responsible if I'm doing something I'm supposed to be doing. Maybe I just need to schedule my sloth.
Heading outside for now to work. The morning bit the big one. I had a massage scheduled at 8:50 so I'd be done and back home early. (My third one -- I'm doing one per month, since they help my back so much. I was recently diagnosed with more stenosis and arthritis, now in my upper back). So while I'm there, she finds a tick on me! I went to my husband's work, which is health-oriented, and the nurse there said, "Oh, we can't do that." I said, (because I was so irritated) "Oh, Jesus Christ!" (maybe sort of a prayer for patience), grabbed a hemostat lying there and had Hub pull it off. It was kind of behind me in the bra strap area and I couldn't reach it myself.
The head came out with it, and it looks much like a dog tick, so I think I'm fine. I'll pay attention for flu-like symptoms. But there was a nickel-sized red circle right near where the tick bit me. Not the same place. So, given the circumstances, I went by my doctor's office to take a look at it. The nurse practitioner said it probably is fungal. Oh great. Ringworm?! None of my animals are showing any symptoms, but I'll have to check to make sure. I got some anti-fungal creme at the store on my way home. I've had it before, and this isn't real itchy yet, so I'll keep an eye on it and if it gets any worse or not better in 2 weeks, I'll go back.
Geez. What a wasted day. So now I feel I really do have to go get some work done. I did pick up some good things for healthy meals at the store, so I'm being good there. I have GOT to get some of this weight off before it gets any worse. All my clothes - jeans, bras, shirts -- are too tight and I refuse to buy larger ones. I simply am not going to go there again. I'm disgusted with myself, which is exactly where I need to be.
Just a note -- when I say "disgusted," it's a good thing. It means I am sick and tired of my excuses and I'm ready to get serious. :)
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Busy busy today. Graded the last of a set of literature papers. Then I went outside. Too nice to sit in here grading. Measured and secured the drip tape for the northwest plot. Got each one 30" apart. Then I started planting. Seeded 12 double-rows (60') of broccoli raab, spicy greens, Red Russian kale for cutting, a "wild kale" bed, 4 kinds of spinach, radishes, beets, carrots, baby lettuces, and carrots.
Feels so good to accomplish a lot of work. Next will be transplanting lettuce heads, then getting the northeast plot ready for brassica transplants (cabbage family). Same deal -- drip tape, but also some fabric row cover for part of it, to help keep weeds down in this area where I leave the plants all season. I'm going to try some microclover under some of it, though, to see how it does for weed suppression, whether or not it competes too much with the plants OR whether the nitrogen it releases helps them a lot.
Not doing my regular running yet, but on days like this, I don't think I need it! Ate reasonably. That's my goal right now -- eating reasonably. Gotta start where you are.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The next morning. The back-at-it morning. Baby steps. So far, a good breakfast of oat cereal and blueberries. DHA organic milk. Whole, though. I think that it's healthier than skim, and it doesn't upset my system as much, for some reason. And half a cup isn't going to blow my day.
Made beef and noodles for a potluck board meeting today. I will have to pay attention to what I eat there. but I'll eat a light supper, for sure. In a two or three weeks I'll be able to harvest salad from the farm!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
School is out next week. I'm going to post some short blogs more often, just to have a reason to come here and do something.
I'm doing okay, but very much off program. Going to try to start back beginning tomorrow.
It bothers me to know I might do it all over again but never be able to just be normal. But the way to normal is just trying to do the right things one day at a time, and I can do that, at least.
I think that in another week or so I'll feel pretty good, as classes end and I can farm full time. Start a lot of tomatoes today, and will do some more tomorrow. Can't wait till it warms up for good.
Monday, March 04, 2013
Sometimes it's good to list things and clear your head.
Good things this past week:
1. Getting accepted into a big new farmers market for the season
2. Finding one good employee for the season and having a lead on a second
3. Joining CostCo. Never want to set foot into Sam's again.
4. Decided to buy a new truck later this spring, to handle both markets.
5. One more week till spring break.
6. Daughter may get to work with cheetahs this summer!
7. Pay drop from job cutback wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.
Things to take care of this week and get off my mind:
2. Grading all papers that come in this week
3. Exercise plan
Things to look forward to:
1. Cleaning up the barn (really!)
2. Seed starting
3. Spring break
4. April W.V hiking weekend
My good list outweighs my worry list. I just need to remember that! :D
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