Monday Monologue #286

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • It snowed all the way back from our weekend road trip! It really doesn’t seem like mid-April.
  • I’ve got our tax returns ready to mail on Tuesday. We always owe and never get any money back and this year is no different. But, we are glad to have the extra day to keep our money.
  • All of the rain has been good for the grass which really needs to get cut. Hopefully it will warm up enough so that it will at least feel somewhat spring-like when I’m outside mowing the lawn.
  • I found a new gym to box and work out at. So far, I like it much better than the gym I use to go to.

Monday Monologue #283

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • It was a little bit hectic because of some of the things that we had going on; but, otherwise, we had a great weekend.
  • The Wife and I rowed for the first time of the year today. Later in the year than we would like for a first row. But, we can’t control the weather. And, the winter weather has really dragged on this year.
  • And now that winter is (almost) over, I seem to be catching a cold. Hopefully, I will get over it quickly.
  • I still haven’t done our taxes. This is as long as I can remember going without at even starting. Of course, we can’t file for an extension since we always owe.

Monday Monologue #281

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • We watched a spectacle style Blu-ray when I finally got finished with all of my work. I like always having a movie or two around to watch whenever we don’t feel like going out
  • We are not having as much difficulty as usual adjusting to the time change this year. I’m not sure why, but we’re not complaining.
  • I washed my car on Sunday so of course it snowed today. Not a lot of accumulation. But enough road spray still got on my vehicle; so that it doesn’t look like it was just washed.
  • Looking forward to the basketball tournament this month. It should be good, even with the cloud hanging over the coaches at some of the programs.

Monday Monologue #278

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • I donated blood on Friday for the first time in a long time and it was just as uncomfortable as always. I’ve been donating regularly since I was in college and I still HATE the feeling of a needle in my arm.
  • Yesterday’s All-Star game was actually competitive and entertaining. A lot different than the games of the past several years that were all offense and no defense. And, no one got hurt despite playing hard.
  • I did not have today off from work. I never do and its usually not noteworthy. Except today was 70-degrees, which is likely a record high temperature for around here in February.
  • We are not too far from the time change after which it will be light enough (and hopefully warm enough) for us to row in the evening. Winter isn’t over; but, spring doesn’t seem quite so far away.

Monday Monologue #273

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • I somehow lost the combination lock I use at the gym which is annoying. New locks are cheap and easy to find. Remembering a new combination after using the same one for so many years is the difficult part.
  • My car is at the shop (again). Amazingly, this time it’s for a mechanical issue rather than a software problem. Hopefully I will get it back soon. And I still haven’t updated the maps for the GPS.
  • I’ve used my snow blower attachment more in the past three days (twice) than I did all last year. That is what it is for. But, it would be nice to have a mild winter. Its supposed to be below zero tomorrow.
  • If you follow such things that was quite a football game on Sunday afternoon. Perhaps one of these days it will b e or favorite team with a great escape in the playoffs.

Monday Monologue #270

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • I’ve somehow managed to NOT catch the flu from The Wife. But I do have a lingering cold. Not too bad. But, I’m not quite my normal self either.
  • I had to shovel snow on Sunday. I would have preferred to use the snow blower. But, we drove over the drive way a lot on Saturday and too much of it was packed down and needed scraping. Today is sunny; however, more snow is forecast for Tuesday.
  • For a variety of reasons, my “alternate” gym is now my “primary” gym. I don’t think I’ll be returning to my former main gym anytime soon. Especially since it was so inconvenient.
  • I still have lots of Christmas shopping to do. Hopefully, I can get it to it sometime this week. I’ve got ideas for everyone. I just haven’t sat down and done all of my shopping.

Monday Monologue #266

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • Happy to see the start of college basketball this week. Especially since neither my favorite college or professional football team is having a good season this year.
  • Even though I didn’t feel like it, I cut the front and side yards on Saturday. I think I’ll leave the back yard until next spring. Of course, my obsessive next-door neighbor had to cut his grass again on Sunday even though it didn’t need it.
  • The wife did our first indoor workout of the winter on Saturday. It’s good to keep in shape. But being on a machine is not nearly as much fun as being outside running or rowing.
  • It’s been a week and we’re still adjusting to the time change. That’s not unusual for us; but, it’s still frustrating.

Monday Monologue #263

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • On Saturday, it appeared that my grass would be shorter than that of my next-door neighbor who is obsessed with cutting his grass. But, he came outside an hour before sundown and mowed and edged. We enjoy our space; but, sometimes, I wish I could cut my lawn that quickly.
  • With the weather turning colder, I placed an order for cold weather workout gear. It will be nice to have; but I was waiting as long as possible. Psychologically, it’s kind of like closing the pool.
  • Switching to a more flexible workout schedule is both good and bad. Its good because I can get outside when the weather is better rather than at a pre-determined time. Its bad because its much easier to let myself get stuck at work.
  • I just had another birthday. The older I get, the faster the years go by. It was a good day. I just wish it didn’t seem like my last one wasn’t that long ago.

Monday Monologue #261

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • It’s been relatively warm and dry recently so I decided not to cut the grass this weekend. Hopefully we will have some rains overnight one day soon or we’ll have to start watering the grass it which is rare for this is late in the year.
  • My next-door neighbor did cut his grass even though he didn’t need too. His lawn is almost exactly the same height as it was. I’m just glad most of our yard is fenced so he doesn’t damage too much of our lawn with his excessive mowing.
  • We have to check what time the sun goes down every day before we go rowing to make sure we’re not on the water after dusk and will still have enough light to put our boat away. We don’t have much longer to do things outside in the evenings.
  • I did finally get my email back at work today. Mostly. I have a lot of duplicate emails. And all of the rules and alerts I created over the years to keep my inbox from overflowing were gone. So, I have a lot of cleanup to do. And, of course, I’m behind on things that I didn’t know I was responsible for until today.

Monday Monologue #258

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • Both our favorite college and professional football teams endured thorough beatings this weekend. Hopefully they can regroup; but, right now, it’s still kinda depressing.
  • It didn’t need that much; but we put water in the pool for the first time on Saturday. Its definitely been a wetter summer than previous years.
  • It was good to have my more powerful gas-powered trimmer back from the shop. I did all the areas I hand been mostly neglecting due to the difficulty of using my corded electric trimmer.
  • My weight has been staying around 150lbs since I gave up eating snacks at the beginning of last month. I knew I snacked too much; but I still didn’t think it would have such a dramatic effect.