Tuesday, March 12, 2013

sprung ahead... and indecisive.

wow, as if time isn't going fast enough, another hour right out the window... i just realized i haven't typed anything in over a week. haven't had a day off work either. it's been slightly less winter out, so i've been spending most of my week outside of the house. more or less vagabonding around, i've spent more hours trekking the town with a rucksack or surfing other people's couches [when i'm not at work].

in the past week and a bit i've been nominated to go to Arkansas for work, helped a friend deck out his new urban apartment with luscious tropicals [2 day project, soon to be augmented with herbs and vegetables], got a couple of runs in, worked every single day [did i mention tomorrow is 10 of 10 in a row?]... lost an hour of sleep that ended up being all night somehow, had my audition for said possible work trip [find out if i win by Friday], walked a sh*t ton [deployed 25 Munzees around town, on foot..], and survived mostly off of shakes and eastern-ish cuisine. i think i forgot to breathe a few times, but at least i remembered to shower [ha!]. oh yeah, and i went to that Geocaching event downtown, at a grill joint that had some damn amazing wings.

om. nom.

so much to do, house cleaning.. laundry! writing, printing... planting, digging, mapping, planning... ohh man this is gonna be a crazy year. possibly relocating?! who knows.... maybe, back to the rucksack for a little while. i'm becoming claustrophobic [as i seem to every spring] and i'm feeling the need for more space. or maybe just my own space? i've been hunting for studio or bachelor apartments that i could have all for myself, one with a kitchen... it seems that i may have a wait ahead of me. so maybe i'll spend the season living out of my backpack once again.. it depends on some luck, opportunities and timing. stay tuned...


Saturday, March 2, 2013

bring it on spring..

hurry up already! it's been so cold... i guess we were spoiled last winter with a ridiculously warm one. next to no snow at all.. crazy. we actually had a winter this time. for real yo. been keeping super busy planning for garden season, the SOUPgarden group has some fresh plans for 2013 including some community gardening, various urban plots throughout the city, and some minor guerrilla gardening and wildcrafting.

been spending some time at the local library parusing the ever growing collection of gardening books, and i found one in particular very inspiring. City Farmer by Lorraine Johnson is a story [rather collection of stories] about her journeys as an urban farmer, and much of her experiences involve community gardening and travelling to urban plots much like the ones i plan to help build and maintain this year.
trying to get my health back on track with a busy lifestyle has been a challenging task, but i'm doing my best. time to step it up this spring, lots of travelling to garden, garden building and maintenance, not to mention some trail running to cover the cardio. piece by piece i'm slowly incorporating new healthy habits into my lifestyle.

oh man there's so much going on i can barely keep up writing about everything i have planned for this year. gardening, learning, and some photo taking too, i'll be following around the car club again this year to photograph their charity events and city cleanups. and then there's a few other side crafting projects on the go, life is far too short to sleep!