Saturday, April 21, 2007

Ouch...

...my neck and back just went snap, crackle, pop at the same time. Yeah, you guessed it, the first nice Saturday of April and I was at Home Depot earlier, then out in the yard the rest of the morning and most of the afternoon. Linda and I got a bunch of yard work done. Although the little gardens in the few spots around the perimeter of our front and back yards don't look like much yet, my neck and back are stiff and aching.

Most of that soreness is from sifting the compost pile. I got a good amount of compost and used some of it to mix into the soil where I will plant some veggies. I also already used some of it in pots, one pot with cherry tomatoes, and another with strawberries. My wife also used some of it in her flower garden and flower pots. I am curious to see if this compost will work better than potting soil and fertilizer. Time and my yield will tell. I planted one other tomato plant and a couple of basil plants to start off the season. I still have a long way to go. I will be starting somethings from seed this year, like radishes, beets, lettuce, spinach, green beans, and one or two others. Hopefully it is not too late to start any of them in this area fro seed. In the past I would have planted earlier this month, but this one has been a cold one.

As for the flowers, Linda and I picked out some nice petunias, marigolds, columbine, and geraniums. Its a start, but I am pretty certain at least one or two more trips to the garden center will be forthcoming in the next 2 weeks.

All the best,
Glenn B

RANGE REPORT

Yes, like I said a few posts below, I have plans for this weekend, so I figured I would get some shooting in at the range before I got home from work on Friday evening. I shot up about 350 rounds of 9mm ammo through my one of my Beretta 92FS pistols. It is a real pleasure to shoot, as are any of my Berettas, past or present. I spent just about an hour, or a few minutes more, shooting; but it surely was exactly what I needed to end up my work week. It is amazing how punching holes in paper, and the concentration and physical coordination that goes along with it, is often very soothing. High mental concentration, breath control, muscular coordination, all amounting to stress control almost beyond belief. Certainly as good a stress reliever as moderate exercise, meditation, hypnosis, reading a good book; and much better than a stiff drink, watching television, or just vegetating.

Add to that that I was shooting better than anyone else at the range, and all I can say, even though I am not the greatest of shootists, is: Whoopee......

All the best,
Glenn B