A Caffeine Free Week

It has now been exactly one week since my last ingestion of Caffeine. I can say that I feel different, still tired, but not as blue. I am having a very difficult time concentrating, and spelling. However, I am afraid that this experiment is working like I was afraid that it would I feel better. Now if my family would just LET ME SLEEP when I need to. Word of the day Abusement, as in “I enjoy good abusement.”

C 39/32

White Light Flashing Acrossed the Sky

Christy got to experience one of the coolest things ever last night, lighting in a snowstorm.  If you have seen it then you know what I am talking about.  The way the whole sky explodes into a brilliant white and then slowly fades away only to have another burst light everything again.  It is a very transcendent thing to watch/experience.  This was the second time I have seen it and it marvels me each time.

The side note to that was the lighting, the 4 inches of new snow, or something else blew the power out at our house from 4:30 to a little after eight.  Thanks to very thoughtful Christmas gifts from parents we had plenty of light, a radio and emergency food if we needed it.

SS 33/25

Lent Sucks!!

While I am not Catholic, I love the tradition of Lent. Lent is the 40 days prior to Easter to obverse Lent one gives up something for that 40 days and prays at the times of craving. I gave up Caffeine (not that Mountain Dew has had a part in my identity). It has been two days, OK this is the second, and I am dying already. I am sure that this will be a reoccurring theme for the next month or so.

MC 51/35

Utah Weather

Yeah OK it is cliche, but Utah weather is crazy sometimes.  Saturday and Sunday had high in the mid-50’s and lows in the 40’s with perfect clear blue skies.  I wake up this morning to 3 inches of snow and no chance to put the pre-emergent down.  That folks is what happens when you procrastinate.  You can put it off even longer that you thought you would

SS 35/26

Banner Day

Today was a banner day for the Angry Gardner.  This is the first entry that actually has anything to do with my gardening  “skills.”  I bought ($15) some Scotts turf builder with a pre-emergent.  I hope to put it down on Monday to ruggerize my lawn, unless the grounds keeper at work has disguided me this should be the time frame to do that.

I actually was quite busy today.  I went shopping at Sam’s and  went to Lowes and along with the pre-emergent I got some stands for pop can chicken.  When I tried to make the chicken later on today I ended up with two Blackened chickens on the outside and raw on the inside.  As I get the  recipe perfected I will get it up here.

S 57/30

Talking Heads

One of the strangest dichotomies of the times that we live in is the love/hate relationship we seem to have with the media.  Last night someone for whatever reason walks around Trolley square mall in Salt Lake City shooting people.  Instantly the local nbc station and I’m sure all the other news stations went to scramble mode.  Reporting every detail over and over again salivating for the next detail to come out it reminds me of the Don Henley:
I make my living off the evening news
Just give me something-something I can use

C 40/28


Man I hate it!! I spent all last week planning my trip to Home Depot.  I was going to pick up my lumber for the remainder of the fence, the downstairs bathroom, and the garden boxes.  When I get there, and start to wiffle, yes that is waffle with an “i”.  Just call me John Kerry.  So when all is said and done the best I can say that all I did was waste two hours of an already busy Saturday. Hopefully, I will decide to spend the $$$ before Friday so that I will be able to start my projects next week.

MC 44/31