Wow! What a week it has been! I can’t believe it’s been over a week since I last posted!
The good? We got the rest of the garden planted, to include yellow squash (8), Better Boy tomatoes (4), zucchini (3), cucumbers (4), eggplant (4), green bell pepper (3), jalapeno (4), hot yellow pepper (4), and most recently the cosmic purple carrots my blog buddy, Rob, sent me. (Thank you, Rob! They got here yesterday!) We pulled up the first few radishes that we’d planted last month earlier in the week. And boy, were they good! I’ve been putting more seeds into the vacant space left by what we’ve harvested, so we should have a pretty good season for radishes this year. 🙂 The Grapes of Wrath seem to be doing well, too, and I went around the garden and snapped a few pictures late this afternoon:
When we got up last Saturday, we found a baby snake in our pool. Unfortunately, it was a copperhead, so he had to go. That required an immediate trip to the local farmer’s store for some weed killer, because we were late getting it down this year on the outside of the fence due to spring deciding to take its time. We spent much of Saturday mowing, which is not unusual, but then followed up with the weed killer. So that was the good.
The bad? I was contacted by someone that I have absolutely no intention of communicating with, and ordinarily this would not be noteworthy. This individual, however, is “family,” though I don’t claim the person, given the volatile nature of communication from them previously. I have basically just decided that I am totally okay with not letting someone like that back into my reality. I have had several interactions with this person, and after having done the whole forgive-and-forget-thing one too many times, I have chosen to steer as clear as I can, because should I actually allow myself to say what is on my mind? Yeah, no thank you to the family drama that would ensue. You just stay under your rock, and I’ll steer well clear of it. 🙂 Just sayin’. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice? Oh, hell, no!
The healthy? I know I mentioned earlier this month that I intended to lift heavy three times weekly during the month of May. Well, I didn’t hit that goal during the first two weeks. I joined a 12 week team challenge that started last Monday, the 12th, and I have been busting my tail! Our minimum goal for strength was 90 minutes for the week (hit that and then some, because I did actually lift three times this week and hit triple digits on my squats again) and 180 minutes of cardio. Now, if you know me? You know I do not love cardio. Well, I’ve managed to double the goal time, and have done something cardio related every day this week. I’ve also started a couch to 5K program to get back in the swing of running, since I haven’t really been out to really run since late November, so I figured that would be a good way to ease back into it.
With all of the goings-on at the day job, the workouts, the gardening, and the regular day to day “stuff,” I’ve been pretty much hopping. You can always tell when the weather turns nice in my world, because the blog posts become a lot less frequent.
While I really wanted to go there, pertaining to the bad (and it would have been a hell of an entertaining entry), I didn’t, because it simply wasn’t going to be worth the time and energy it would have taken to find creative, yet politically correct words to describe the situation at hand. Maybe that’s taking the high road, or maybe I’m just lazy and don’t feel like expending any more energy than I need to. I’m better served by taking that energy and putting it into a good run, workout, or a weed pulling session. (And battling grass in the garden is almost a full time job in itself!)
So, that’s where I’ve been this week. How are you enjoying the merry month of May?
Until next time…