Life has been rather hectic.  I plan to blog, and then my plans change.  If you seek profundities today, you need to look elsewhere.  If you’d like a few random snapshots of my life over the past few weeks, please keep reading.


1. The gym has become a major part of my time away from the office.  I simultaneously love it and hate it.  I love feeling my muscles at work.  I hate that I’m just a little sore most of the time.  I love that I might be getting stronger.  I hate sweating.  I really, really hate sweating so much that it drips off my nose, or that the sweat tries to drip off any semi-angular part of my body.  I hate the way the floor of the weight area smells.  I like the way I’m learning to engage the muscles I should engage instead of the ones I’ve generally used.

2. We’ve had a lull in the usual schedule.  I didn’t go to PFO.  That made me sad, but it also meant I had more time to spend with the interns and more time to prepare for the rest of the summer.  I hate being a grown up and having to make hard choices.  I know it was the right thing to do, I’m just not used to it.

3. Last year my neighbor decided the 3 square feet of arable land at the end of my “patio” slab were going to waste.  This spring we bought soil and seed.  I water it almost every day.  (Yes, occasionally, I neglect my agricultural duties.) I currently have two zucchini plants, a few pea plants, and some morning glories and/or moon flowers.  At least that’s what she says.  The zucchini seem to have plans of world domination; the others may or may not learn to climb the netting put in place for them.

4. I canceled my cable a few months ago.  I’ve discovered a few gems from BBC thanks to Amazon.  I’ve found some new to me reruns on a weird channel that you only get with an antenna.  I’m not really missing cable TV.

5. I feel like I have gazillion things I should be doing right now.  I can’t figure out what they are.  I hate that feeling.  My insides churn with the thought of all that needs to be done, but my brain can’t grab onto the facts.  I’m thankful I have a few interns who thrive on lists and charts and schedules.  I don’t, but I appreciate them (both the interns and the list-ish things they make to help me).

6. I found out (thanks to one of my interns) there has never been a known case of a chipmunk passing rabies to a human.  It’s a good piece of trivia.  Tuck it away.  You just never know when someone might just pick up a chipmunk (“Why wouldn’t you?!?!?!”) and get bit (That’s why!).

7. The fires in CO were horrid, but they didn’t come near me.  For a while there was a distinct smell of campfire in the air.  I would wonder, “Who would have a fire now?!”  Then I would remember that CO was burning.  Apparently the whole state would have a fire.

Well, there you have it.  A snapshot of my life for the last few weeks.  One picture a day.


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