One day at a time
Sigh. It's been a tough week. Predator issues, well issues, and money issues overall. Sometimes it seems like life on a farm is just one thing after another! On a different note, I sold my first produce via the food co-op that started distri... Read more
How to make deer really nervous and confused
I live in an apartment complex owned by my university. It is situated right along a river (probably not the best choice), and has a large copse of trees nearby. Deer like to come by at different times, usually dusk or later, to nibble on vario... Read more
I was able to get myself up and running today - literally - which is something I don't always manage to do. It occurred to me a couple weeks back that the practice of being physically active first thing (or close to it) would help set the tone ... Read more
The chicken, or the egg...or neither?
This week has been tumultuous for me, both eating-wise and mood-wise. Grouchy. Snappy. Impatient. Downright ornery, as some would say. Keeping it under control...barely! and not quite 100%.
As for my eating, much of it was seriously beca... Read more
The Daily Grind?
Routine, routine. I used to think of routine as "boring." Now I find myself, ironically, trying to set up a routine in my week, and struggling to use large stretches of time instead of wasting them.
This is a luxury not many people have, ... Read more
Finally got up the nerve to buy a digital camera that I've been meaning to buy for ages. So the first pictures I took were two of those dreaded "before" shots, one from the front, one from the side.
Yikes! What scares me more is that I've... Read more
First week woes
After my first week in grad school, I'm having some woes about my eating habits.
The excitement and anxiety of the whole week have been energizing me, but also prompting me to eat erratically, and in much larger quantities than I was just a... Read more
The Problem with Peaches-!
The peaches I bought last week, that is. Problem is, I can't recall for the life of me where I put them-!
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I'm not sure what it was today, whether it was the beautiful blue sky, with thin, wispy clouds and a nice breeze to keep the temperature warm but comfortable. Or maybe it was something in the air that just swept joy along with it, prompting my ... Read more
Realizing a nap is not what I need
Just a little bit ago I was out with a friend for coffe, and a nice chat. As we closed out the afternoon, I mentioned that I was probably going to go home to take a nap. Well, as I was driving home, it occurred to me that a nap was not what I ... Read more
Adventures on a Sunday/Monday afternoon
I have a friend. He has a garden. A very LARGE garden, in a circle, with literally hundreds of tomato plants, hundreds of peppers, and a few other things.
Now, he's all about sustainable gardening, and wants to continue growing during the... Read more
Ah, the garden. I'm so lucky to have one. But I forgot how lucky I was when the temps crept into the upper 90's and we had heat indexes into the 100's. So, I let it go...and the inevitable weeds crept in, and the deer have been munching my to... Read more
Last Days of Summer
Just a short one. Now that the last days of summer are here, and school is about to start, I'm really beginning to appreciate them. Yesterday, I stood outside amidst a fury of dragonflies, buzzing and darting like tiny, bright blue helicopters... Read more
One of the things I've "whoopsed" on lately is keeping a regular sleep cycle. With classes starting in just two weeks, this is going to become a little more important, I think. Now, I must say I'm one of the lucky ones that doesn't have classe... Read more
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The Process of Transformation
Like most (if not all) of us, I'm seeking transformation. Sometimes I have wanted to be "changed back" to what I was, in my early twenties, energetic and still reasonably slender. I think I have fallen prey to the "recapturing my youth" bug th... Read more