April 2009

26. April, 2009 - almost baseball season

Been a quiet couple weeks. And what excitement there has been, hasn’t been anything I really wanted to share. Short version: my back has still been mad about life, but only when I’m sitting. I’ve been okay standing or laying down, but after a day of sitting at work, I’ve been coming home and going horizontal. Working to correct things, but as the doctor says, these things take time.

I am getting some of the springtime things done around the house. Bought some roundup yesterday and zapped all the thistles around the house. I also tore out my old trellis, and have a new one on the way, so my hop plants are spending the next week or so without support. Today, it’s supposed to rain, which will make all the springtime growth just that much happier, but it also will probably keep me from getting any more done in the yard. But maybe I’ll manage to wash the windows. That’s a spring-cleaning task I haven’t done since I bought my house over five years ago, so it’s probably time to tackle that one soon.

And that’s about it for now. Sorry the posting has been thin, but it’ll probably continue that way. The first pre-season Saints game is just a week from today, so big chunks of my calendar will be blocked out for baseball soon.

11. April, 2009 - quiet time at home

Spring is in the air, and I’ve got the next week off from work. This after two unplanned days off due to my back getting sore. I’m hoping another day or two of pain-killers and rest will get me up and about again so I can enjoy the relatively nice weather that’s forecast. No big plans (anymore), since I had originally planned to go out of town, but ended up cancelling when it got to the point that it hurt to sit in a chair at work. Hopefully staying home will mean I can at least get a little caught up on my list of things to do around the house.

In any case, I’m thinking that it’ll be a pretty nice week, whatever ends of coming of it. Here’s hoping your week works out well, too.

3. April, 2009 - cold spell

After some nice weather and some outdoors activites in March, we seem to have settled into a cold spell around here. And frankly, it’s dragging on me a bit. I’m not quite ready for baseball season to start (yes, I know it has for the bigs, but that doesn’t really matter much to me), but I sure would like a few nice days that would entice me out into the yard. Or the garage even. There’s cleanup to be done out there, but I haven’t had a nice enough day to open the windows on the house this year, so it just doesn’t feel right to start outdoor cleaning yet.

That said, I’m getting the feeling that things are going to start rolling along Real Soon Now. The season ticket pickup party for the Saints is two weeks out. And then there’s a Saints game down in Miesville just two weeks after that, and then things will be busy. It’s just this in-between time that’s tough. I suppose I’ll start consoling myself with MLB games on the idiot-box, but I just can’t get excited about watching steroid-enhanced-millionaires who might not even have made the majors if it weren’t for “the juice.”

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