The last post was a bit heavy. This one is not so much.
I recently discovered a state park near where I live. I just moved to this location, so I’m still exploring. This state park is not even a 5-minute drive, and it has some amazing forest trails. One thing about Iowa is that if you want to run, your options are either the sidewalk out your front door (if you live in a town), a “trail” that is actually a straight thin paved strip between cornfields, or a gym. I was really happy to find a patch of forest that has gravel trails and deer paths that I can run around in. It will not be boring, it’s close, and the weather is getting so much better now.
Also, my woman and I began planting at the community garden. The landlord of the house we rent doesn’t allow us to dig up our backyard, so we’re forced to use this community garden. We did it last year, and it worked marvelously. We had more tomatoes than we knew what to do with. Potatoes and edamame were pouring out our ears. And basil, thyme, oregano, and rosemary just turned into never-ending bushes of flavor. They moved the plot to a new location this year, which means we’ll have to do some mega weeding. It’s on the library lawn now.
Also, while we were planting, we decided to check out the library! They have private study rooms that are so much less distracting than my house, that I think I’ll go there to do my writing and other projects. I got my library card this morning. Libraries are awesome, and people seriously underestimate them. If there’s something you need to know about the local area, that’s the place to go.
So Tuesday and Wednesday this week are my ‘weekend’. I’m going to do the normal weekend thing of laundry and such, but I’m going to try to form some morning habits. My mornings are way too unstructured, and I occasionally feel like I waste valuable daylight. I aim to fix that. Also, I’ll probably add the apricots to my beer. My beer is alive and happy, and step 2 is not too far away!
Hope the rest of your week goes well, folks!