Near the beginning of spring, I set some goals so that I would spend more time outside and get stronger. I was tired of being cooped up over the winter, especially since I'b been sick for several weeks. I'm not that big on setting goals because it seems like I don't always have a lot … Continue reading A Handful of Goals for Spring: Update
Do you ever think that we try to do too much? For example, I have a hard time going out for a run that's shorter than 30 minutes because it seems too short. As if somehow running 27 minutes doesn't count but anything over 30 does. Of course this makes no sense, and running (or doing … Continue reading 15 Minutes in the Morning: Garden Edition
Spring is being quite the tease this year. We've had some gorgeous days of warm and sunny weather, inevitably followed by a return to cooler temperatures. At least twice now, the snow in our yard has nearly melted and then we've immediately gotten new snow to cover up the cold, wet ground. It's not that this is … Continue reading A Handful of Goals for Spring
I have a tendency to stay home on weekends. I usually try to spend at least one entire weekend day at home. Sometimes I make it from Friday afternoon to Monday morning without going anywhere. This seems weird to some people and I do miss out on some weekend activities and shenanigans with my friends. But … Continue reading Weekend Hermit
I recently realized that I've started my third year of blogging. Happy belated b-day, Bloggy! I started the blog in October 2013 as a place to record miscellanous ideas and travels. At that time, I only had a vague sense that I wanted to write, and was not very clear on the reasons why. In retrospect, the best … Continue reading The Blog, Year 3
It's time to bring this year's garden season to an end. There's really nothing left to do inside the garden besides pick a few carrots, so I need focus the remaining weeks before snowfall on raking leaves, tending grapes, and whatever else I can manage to do to get ahead for next year. But, before I do … Continue reading 2015 Gardens in Review
How much time do you spend outside? If you're like most people—including me—it's probably not all that much. Last fall I made a small challenge for myself, code name Project Get Out, to spend a half-hour outside each day, even in crappy fall weather, which is the worst. I'm going to do it again this … Continue reading GO: Get Outside!
Summer is always such a swirl of activity. There's a long progression from March all the way through June as the weather slooooowly gets better (wait for it... wait for it...) and then (bam!) suddenly it's ridiculously hot out and July is half over. I haven't been writing much because I've been trying hard to actually get outside … Continue reading Slow Down Summer