…I’ll get out of this chair. I should take a long walk and gain some steps for my fitbit log; people who have been out for the weekend will get home and surpass me – poof – as their fitbits sync. There are so many lovely places to walk right now with Spring bursting out all over. Yesterday we walked along the Zumbro River in Rochester and then downtown, checking out the restaurants with outdoor seating. We still ended up out at the new La Poblana on North 37th St. I got food so spicy that it hurt to eat but the flavors were so well balanced and developed I had to force myself to stop eating it. I brought the leftovers home and finished it later with fresh rice to absorb some of the heat (didn’t work). In between, I dyed three pots of wool, which meant carrying hot water from inside the house to speed up the process, carrying wood, lifting pots, chasing cats, hauling out more water. With the commercial dyes I was using, I had hoped that using city water wasn’t going to hurt the success but of course it did. The results are less than satisfactory on the wool but since the reasoning was mostly to do it, to do something I enjoy while getting more exercise, it’s OK. The wool was some saved from a shearing demo anyway, not good wool.
…I’ll get back to working on a client’s website. I’ve lost the paperwork in the pile of school papers and jobs I’ve applied for print-outs, and before I get to actual website work, I need to sort through these papers. Shouldn’t take long. Also I need to gather up the business cards and shove them back into their box. I had no idea I’d get so many cards so quickly! With numerous appointments this week including a new members luncheon with the chamber, I’m sure I’ll get more. But yes, first I need to drag out the file box and clean up a bit in here.
…Or I can take advantage of the clouds shading the sky, and work in the garden for a bit. The goal is to keep up with the creeping charlie and crab grass so I do lots of weeding right now. We are also mulching heavily to help cut down on water loss. But the potatoes are getting grown in a barrel of fencing! We have great hopes for this; Van planted them at the top and the plants are growing out the sides. A bit differently than we normally would do this. Of course I took a picture of a potato plant but it won’t load, so here’a s picture of the butternut in my yard. Lovely tree and at the moment, blooming. Bees and oriels and little nuthatches love this tree in the Spring; I go out every evening and watch the sun behind it while all the little visitors make their last stop for the day.
And in reality, this post is also fulfilling one of my planned activities of the day. Last week, I was inspired by Deb Brown’s post on Goals and Accountability to examine my own actions. She wrote ” I made an agreement to share my progress, frustrations and stories with you. If I don’t do that, it’s a slippery slope.” I’ve slipped up myself, landed at the bottom of the ravine and have struggled back to the top and let me tell you, it IS a slippery slope! Plus there are things that try to push me back down to the bottom, and brambles that snag and have to be fought through. I’m armed with a machete now and am about half-way back up. I’ll let you know when I reach the top, OK?
But first I have to get out of this chair…