Category Archives: My Life

December 10th

Well…I was a little disappointed this morning when I rolled over in bed and looked at my phone without my glasses and thought it said 6:44…but after I put my glasses on it was only 5:44 and I had already decided to get up…but 5:44 is okay with sleeping okay with just the normal tossing and turning…and that was day two of the no cocktail experiment and I don’t feel too bad this morning so I think I’ll continue it all week…I think I miss the process of making cocktails more than the cocktails themselves and that is a little weird….I did get the sanding done in the kitchen yesterday and it didn’t take that long…the clean up of all the dust took about twice as long as the actual work and I am still fining dust everywhere so that cleanup will go on for a while…I probably should have worn a mask when I was sanding since my head was plugged up the rest of the day but I’m not too bad right now so maybe there is no permanent damage….I did get a bike ride in yesterday but It looks like I’ll have the next two days off with the highs being about 20 and that is just too cold for me…and with all of the water on the trail, there is going to be too much ice to deal with so I’ll wait til it thaws Thursday or Friday….only have about 65 miles to do to get to 4500 for the year so I can still try to get that done outside and will probably wait til January to put the bike on the trainer….not much to do today….I’ll probably wait til Wed to start painting the kitchen since I need a drop cloth to cover everything and don’t feel like going out just for that….will take care of that during the grocery run tomorrow…so, I’ll get started on the spare bedroom and taking apart the huge headboard/bookcase that was left behind….more later….

December 9th

Well…damn, just noticed that it has been two days without doing a second one of these and I do need to do better about that…so maybe 3 today? I did sleep okay last night and I decided to take better care of myself by not having cocktails for a while and I do feel better so far today so I’m interested how that is going to feel after a couple of weeks off…might be part of a series that I could do…we’ll see…didn’t get a lot done yesterday but work downstairs for a while but I do need to get the sanding done in the dining area today so I can get started painting it…I have decided to keep some of the pink in there for an accent and some continuity to how the house used to look…while I like the all white, I am now starting to lean to having some color in various places…just starting to percolate that in my head but don’t really have any plans yet….I did get a nice long ride in yesterday but it looks like rain all day today so I I’ll just work in here and get some cleaning done….it looks like I’ll be off the bike until Friday but that’s okay…was going to set the trainer up but don’t want to do that yet if there are any days left that I can ride outdoors…more later…

December 8th

Well….running late this morning and am having another of those mornings where I just can’t get started and they are getting more and more common…and I’m sure I don’t like it….I did sleep okay last night and didn’t get out of bed until almost 7…but I was up since 5 and that is about normal and I wish that, just for once, I would sleep until it’s time to get up…oh, well….I did get a bike ride in yesterday and it looks like I’ll be able to get out today, too since it is going to be in the low 40′s before the extreme cold comes in Tuesday and lasts forever…the ponds on the trail are almost frozen over so all of the swans have disappeared and that is a little disappointing…but I still get the phrase “swan lake” in my head every time I ride past them…they look strange sleeping and floating and one time there were over 10 of them in a group and I’m not sure if I’ve seen that many in one place before…didn’t get anything else done yesterday but I will have work to do today with getting the sanding done in the kitchen so I can paint early in the week….but I don’t feel like doing anything right now but having more coffee and reading the news…so that’s what I’ll do….more later…

December 7th

Well…running a little late today since I just can’t get moving and wanted to ease into getting started…but that was going to turn into not starting at all if I waited any longer…so, here we go….slept okay last night and even had some dreams that I don’t remember….hmmmm…I wonder how I know I had dreams if I don’t remember any? I do know that I feel pretty worn out today…oh, I remember the dreams….there were all about being sick and not being able to go to work…or going to work and being told to go home so everyone else doesn’t get sick…yeah, I know…pretty damn weird since I don’t work anymore…didn’t get a lot done yesterday but run out to get the venison…even skipped riding the bike since I got so damn cold standing around out there and just couldn’t take being cold again…I am going to try to get out today but it will have to wait til later with it being in the 20′s until this afternoon…I was out last week when it was 33 and that is inching toward my low limit for being able to ride and not freeze my butt off…not much to do today…I do need to get the sanding done in the kitchen and clean up after that…and Man U plays City this aft and want to see part of that until they go behind but that will be about it for my day…more later…

Got some venison…

Well….I did get out to the south end today to pick up some venison that B hunted in November…he gave me almost 10 pounds of steak and burger and that will start being used in tacos tomorrow…stood round at the old complex shooting the shit in the cold so long that I didn’t warm up at all until I got under a blanket here for an hour or so and that is going to keep me off the bike today…just can’t get cold again and I am sore anyway so taking a day off will be okay…I need to wash the bike and get ready for bringing it indoors and setting up the trainer for next week…almost made it to 4500 miles outside this year but with highs in the 20′s next week, that just too damn cold to ride outside. I did get a little surprise today with one of my credit card bills that came in the mail….over 400 bucks for that one so I really do need to not spend another dime until February….yow….

December 6th

Well…running a little late today and couldn’t even get motivated to get out of bed after waking up at 5….so, it’s 7 and I’m just getting started on the first cup of coffee that I hope works pretty quickly…slept crappy again last night so were back at square on with that and it’s a little frustrating…but, I am so used to not sleeping well that it is no big deal…I don’t feel to bad this morning even with the crappy sleep but I feel like I’m in low gear that I hope the coffee will shift…I did get some work done on the dining room yesterday and need to sand the re-plaster today so I can get at painting it next week and today I need to clean out the spare room to get started working on the prep in there…but, this morning I need to run back out to the south end and pick up some venison from B so I can make tacos over the weekend…and he’s giving me some steaks that I’ll saute in garlic and butter and that will be yummy….my new soundbar for the tv is supposed to be here today and I can’t wait to hear how it sounds…if it works with my tv…my audio out is only optical and some tv’s don’t work with the modern equipment so we’ll see….have been saving some movies to watch with it so it could be movie night tonight if it works….I do need to get on the bike here as soon as it gets light so I can get that done before I head out to the south end around 10 and it is already warm enough to go…but it looks like next week is going to get ugly with highs wed of only 15…looks like a good day to hibernate….more later…

December 5th

Well….back to not sleeping again and I knew that would happen…still don’t like it but this is more normal than sleeping is to me and it leaves me less confused…still feel like I have a little bug but it may be that I only had half a chicken breast to eat yesterday and skipped dinner altogether…just didn’t feel like eating…but I did make some pouch carrots with brown sugar, olive oil, and onion flakes that came out really good so I’ll have to remember that for another time…I do have a couple of pork chops marinating in the fridge for today and I think I’ll make one of those for lunch today….still don’t feel like eating but with being able to ride the bike every day, I do need to make sure I keep fueled up to be able to support that…I did get a bunch of stuff done yesterday with doing the grocery runs and then some organizing downstairs and I need to continue that today with working on prep for the kitchen painting that I want to do next week…and I need to defrost the upstairs fridge in the next week or so….and clean…it seems that this house needs a lot more cleaning than my apartment did…I think that may be the focus of the day today and tomorrow…need to start putting tools away since the major work is done and they don’t need to be on the counters anymore….I can’t wait until I get my new soundbar for the tv tomorrow…it’s my last purchase until January since I need to build up my cash reserves…won’t be comfortable until I have enough in reserve to put a new furnace in here if the old one dies….and that will take into the spring….more later….

December 4th

Well…running a little late today with not having the motivation to get going any sooner….just don’t need to rush even with doing the grocery run this morning do I think I’ll just ease into things…haven’t been feeling too hot the past few days and I’m not sure what that is about…I did get out on the bike yesterday and it was much more work than I like with having to be really careful of the ice that was still on the trail…and it was only 33 when I went out and that is at the bottom edge of what is comfortable for me…took most of the afternoon to warm up after getting back here…but, it is already warmer than that right now so I can get out as soon as I get back from errands…slept okay last night but was up at 4:30 again…I was able to get back to sleep for a half hour or so and that helps….but, I’m still pretty worn out and that may be from not eating enough…I am a little happy that I finished the turkey from t-day yesterday and can move on to other food…yeah…the normal stuff…moreĀ  chicken and tacos…I do like turkey but every day for a week is just a bit much…not much to do today…just the errands and then work around here…and I think there is a SpaceX launch this afternoon that is always cool to watch…more later…

December 3rd

Well…the streak ends at 4 with waking up at 4:34 this morning and not being able to get back to sleep…but, it was a good run to get 4 in a row and maybe a new streak will start tonight….I seem to have slept okay butĀ  am having a hard time getting started in the morning lately and I think I know what the reason is but I’m not sure I want to change it…I am getting tired of eating turkey and that will end today with the last two meals so I need to plan something and get it out of the freezer…or just wait til tomorrow and get some fresh chicken from the grocery run…I do have a couple of pork chops in the freezer that I could take out so I’ll think about that later….I did get some prep work done in the kitchen yesterday and will continue to do more in there today…Have been getting some stuff done around here the past 4 days in a row….hmmmm…I wonder it that has something to do with my sleeping? It may but we’ll see…the work I’m doing is just light stuff for now but I did get to straightening up the basement, too and that needs to continue….it is nice to have music to work by again with getting the receiver working again…oh, and in the quiet garage I can hear something start to buzz when I reconnect the battery in the car so I may be able to find the voltage drain by just listening…a project that I will fool with over the next couple of weeks….more later….

December 2nd

Well….that’s four days in a row of sleeping all night and not getting up til 6…this is just too damn weird….but this morning I don’t feel too hot…just exhausted and am having a hard time getting started….the coffee is not helping yet either…oh, well…just getting old I guess…at least I don’t hurt as badly as I did yesterday but the low level pain is till there everywhere…okay, going to stop bitching about that….the vestibule does look good after finishing it yesterday and that is motivating me some to complete the painting…just have the cabinets in the hallway and the spare bedroom to do and the majority will be done…still have the dining area of the kitchen to do but that is going to take some prep work that I may work on today have some big cracks to be repaired and then some window work….have to strip the paint off the frames and that is slow going…didn’t get a bike ride in yesterday but I may try to get out today to see if they plow the trails…don’t think they do but it would be cool if they did…not much to do today…just going to ease into it right now and let the coffee do it’s work…today would be a good day for the extra caffeine coffee…I may add one scoop of it to the next batch just to try it…more later…