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monday morning--hit the restart

Monday, November 26, 2012

good morning! well, rob's vacation is over--his schedule enters a different rhythm now--he has one more full week of work, and then he goes into a rotation of 3 day weeks. he manages this every year with his days off and holiday time--starting next week he will have monday and friday off until the first of the new year. its a nice break for him and some good quiet "down time". this year he is busy doing research into some kind of solar powered thing--we would really like to "get off the grid", but that is expensive to do entirely, so he is working on a method he found to at least start gathering some form of solar power for emergency use. its a good, absorbing project.
for me, i am working on the biointensive gardening idea--its time to clean my seed starting room out and get ready for next year--as well as beginning to read up on beekeeping and explore the idea of a homestead cow. i really want to master "bees and cheese". having chickens again has reminded me of how much i enjoy animal husbandry. i really think it is my first love and i need to re-enter that world.
exercise got a little interrupted last week--i am glad to say i did keep doing something--but the time and intensity got knocked back a little bit. i want to bump up to doing podrunner three days a week. i think that calorie expenditure wise it is the best one for me--the main question will be can my joints handle the extra day or not. time will tell. so its back to my routine for this week, and figure out the nature of my daily routine during the "three day" weeks for rob. i have a mosiac birdhouse i have to complete this week for a special order, and that will be the end of my special order work for this year, so i can settle in to a work routine producing my own art. not sure how next year is going to work out--i don't see the economy making any huge strides so i am nervous about it. but i need to make art to become a better artist, so i have to just step forward and work regardless. an author whose book i am currently reading has a sign over her desk that says "God, I'll take care of the quantity, you take care of the quality". i have to adopt that kind of attitude right now--put the work out and trust to the rest. i know entrepreneurs all across the country are in the same boat right now.
food wise the week was pretty much okay. i tracked every day but thursday;was a bit high on some days, but really i am satisfied with how i did. my main goal was to continue tracking and carry out some form of exercise--i missed one day of food tracking and one day of exercise--so that's pretty good. now its time to get back in the swing!
have a great monday!
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    When my parents were on the farm they turned 5 acres over to blueberries. It was a "pick your own" operation. There was another local man who had bees. My Dad bartered with him. He would move several hives onto our property in the spring so that the bees would help polinate the bushes. We got a percentage of the honey, and he sold the rest. He'd start with clean combs, so it really was blueberry blossom honey. From what I understand, making fresh cheese is fairly easy although I've never tried it. I have made butter though. You do mosaics too?? Do you have a website?? I'd love to see what else you do!
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