Monthly Archives: September 2009

Hello again! An update

Hello all!  I haven’t been on here in forever but I’m starting to feel my writing mojo coming back.  I’m not really sure why I stopped, other than just being super busy.  Some of it is that I’m getting more involved locally and some was just burnout from all the writing.  Anyway, I’m going to get writing again, although I’m sure at a lower production rate.  I’ll feel you in on what I’ve been up to.

The garden has been doing pretty well.  Cool summer this year (which makes it easy to live without air) but not to grow tomatoes.  But potatoes and green beans produced like crazy.  Squashes and pumpkins were growing great too.  We’ve really enjoyed the CSA shares this year.  Having her grow a variety allowed me to grow for preservation for our core canning and freezer items, which has been really helpful.  I must be getting better at this because my efforts seem easier each year.  Some I’m sure is that I’ve become less strenuous about making the gardens look perfect.  I’ve been enjoying the garden plot immensely.  I’m debating what to do with that plot; I know I’ll have at least one but I wonder if I can work two if I set up the one to be mostly corn and squash or something.

The chickens are doing great so I don’t have anything to add about them.

I got a new job recently.  (If you follow me on Facebook you’d know this)  I’m working on flood recovery here in Cedar Rapids.  The website link is Block by Block.  It’s a great job and very rewarding.  It has eaten into some of my off time and caused me to be more tired at night a lot, but it’s all worth it.  Earlier this year I was concerned about trying to be less of an assbag, and it seems like the job was a big part of why I was being an assbag.  Now that I’m happier at work I’m happier at home too.  I guess this makes a bigger difference than I realized.

We had a great time this summer going to Canada for my brother’s wedding.

The weight loss has been going good.  I’m down to 246 which is just over 30 pounds so far this year.  Counting the weight I gained on vacation and re-lost it’s actually around 45 pounds for the whole year.  J

Took a bunch of time off too with my reading because I was busy but I’m starting to ramp that up again, which is great.

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