The Daily: January 25th, 2021

Happy monday my darlings and I hope you had a fantastic weekend. It was bitter cold and then rainy bitter cold all weekend so we more or less huddled inside. This morning I had my alarm set for an early wake up.

While I don’t actually remember my alarm going off, according to my babydoll I rolled over, slapped it off and threatened to attack it with a cattle prod should it dare to go off again. I should point out that I don’t remember this and I don’t actually own a cattle prod. I’m also not certain why i would threaten an alarm clock with one.

My baby decided it was best to let me sleep and I woke up naturally at my usual time. I was also positive that I forgot to set the alarm at which time my baby doll explained my early morning threats.

Needless to say I did not get my morning workout in. I’m hoping tomorrow will be better. It is still raining and the park is flooded so I am also hoping to try and sneak in a workout this afternoon. I’ve set an alarm on my computer so hopefully I won’t forget and just work until dinner time.

Not the most auspicious start to the week, but if you add my dislike of mornings with a rainy monday, it isn’t that surprising.

The ‘greenhouse’

Tonight is soup and salad for dinner so it shouldn’t be that bad in the calorie department. Its been a pretty productive day as far as work has been concerned and I also got my seed order in for the garden. I like getting things in early because I like to grow from seed in my small greenhouse (its basically a plastic and metal shelving unit with a fitted raincoat that lives in my sunroom).

This year I also employed advanced planning so I went and ordered not only the seeds for spring planting but the ones I need to start late in the season so they can be planted outdoors in the late summer and allowed to grow over the fall and winter. It is the only way I can grow things like Brussel’s Sprouts and Rutabagas. we had such a hot summer and mild winter that both end up being early spring veggies for us. I actually pick the sprouts just as the peas are starting to come in and we generally have both with Easter.

But that is still quite a while away. But soon my seeds will be here and the scheduled planning can be finalized. And then the chicken wire can be bought so I can prepare for my anual war with the rabbits. they seem to believe my garden is their personal buffet. I threaten them but the only thing i actually go after them with is the hose. The water scares them away but the fear doesn’t last. And so this year, I am deploying the chicken wire. If that doesn’t work I may get a terrier to chase them away. They are quick enough that I’m sure they’ll escape unscathed. Even though I threaten them with a mustard herb coating I don’t actually want them hurt, just banned from my garden. Hopefully the chicken wire will be enough.

Okay this was less about my actual workout and diet today but it is cold and rainy and I am dreaming of my early spring lettuces and of actually getting to eat them this year instead of having them disappear in the night during a furry raid. I never thought I’d have to fight for my salads.

The world is sometimes a very strange place.

I really did mean to discuss fitness, but I took a turn. I’m okay with that. Today is more of a life in general waffle than an at home fitness post. Incidentally if you are just starting a garden, Botanical Interests has some really good free worksheets that makes it super easy to plan your garden, even if it is just a few pots of herbs on a window sill. I highly recommend them (plus it’s free). their seeds are also good as well.

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