The Saga of the Bird in the House (wrote this yesterday but didn't get to post here)
This afternoon, I was trying to get some housework done. (I should have been editing a report, but that's beside the point.) I ran the dryer and folded all the clean, dry clothes into my laundry basket, and brought the full basket upstairs (I ra... Read more
Fun with truck hitches
Nothing about my health today (though I'm doing well off the Adderall so far; will write about that tomorrow, I'm sure). Instead, I bring you...
THE SAGA OF OUR TRUCK HITCH
We live on an acreage and have no well (yet). We use a cistern... Read more
Trying something a little different...
This isn't so much about Spark and exercise as it is about my mental health.
I concluded, after another really useless day yesterday, that it's the Adderall that's causing me so many problems. It could also be my carb intake, but I'm not to... Read more
Wednesday and Thursday were not great days at all. I didn't eat right on either day, and on Wednesday my anxiety immobilized me to the point that I quite literally did nothing all day except play with a new file I created in Excel and play card ... Read more
Eventually my brain will be full, yes?
I keep learning new things. Like today, I learned that if I keep putting off going for my run, I won't get to go because by the time I "have time" it will be too close to sundown to be safe to go for a run down a deserted country road.
That... Read more
I am NOT a farmer.
Not yet, anyway.
Yesterday I hauled water from the house (the tap outside) across the parking area to where J is planting the hedge, so I could water them. I got positively SOAKED, I worked up quite a sweat, and my frustration levels were k... Read more
Okay, first, I haven't tracked my snacking yesterday or today. It's been bad, I can tell you that for sure, and I can guarantee you that my calories were well over the 800-something on my nutrition tracker for both days.
But today I woke up... Read more
Apparently my side was the wrong side this morning. I have been cranky and irritable all day.
Though that could be because my neck has been bugging me again today, and my jaw definitely feels weird.
I didn't eat right, either - I seem ... Read more
I figure slow progress is still progress, right? Right.
Well, my slow progress is visible in my kitchen. Every day I do a full drainer of dishes and leave them to dry. Every day I put away the clean dry dishes when I get up in the morning. ... Read more
I did pretty well today, but my plan for the morning got sidetracked by some computer niceties, and then my plan for the afternoon got sidetracked by some other computer things, and then my plan for the evening got sidetracked by watching Da Vin... Read more
Getting organized isn't easy. It's rather a process, is it not? I am in the midst of doing so. (Actually, I'm kind of ALWAYS in the midst of getting organized, but that's beside the point.)
This time around, I am attempting to make liberal ... Read more
Well, I've established that on days that J is home, I need to either involve him in my planning the night before or make my plans really really loose, with lots of room to make changes on the fly.
Today was a good day, for sure. It just was... Read more
I had a really good day today. Got pretty much everything done that I needed to get done. And I ran for the full two minutes during my interval training this afternoon! (I have four two-minute runs with three-minute walks in between, plus a five... Read more
But I was making progress!
Isn't that always the way... I think I've found the magic thing that will help me get on top of things, and it stops working after only a few days.
Problem with the above thought: there's no such thing as a magic solution.
Problem with th... Read more
We all have them. Things that derail us, that take us on detours and get us off-task. All of a sudden, three hours have gone by and nothing concrete has been done. On the other hand, you now know more than anyone else in your circle about how to... Read more