Day 186 – Filling the Well

During spring and summer, my brain kicks into turbo nesting mode. The urge to plant a vegetable garden, clean out closets, and cook elaborate meals is overwhelming so this week I utilized that itch to fill my well. I hope to have fruit trees when we finally settle down in a home with a large yard (which will hopefully happen sooner rather than later). Peaches grow particularly well in our area and, after a litter research, I decided 2 peach trees would satisfy my nesting fantasy. I also found out it isn’t very hard to grow them from a seed and that it only takes 3 years for a tree to bear fruit. Why not start now I thought? I have a fruit bowl full of locally grown peaches. Why not harvest the seeds and start that 3 year mark now? So I did. I ate a peach...

Day 172 – Filling the Well

When you need your brain to think differently, sometimes all you need to do is move your body in a different way. Lots of things do the trick, yoga, swimming, climbing, cartwheels, and somersaults, all take you out of the ordinary and wake up your brain. I’ve been in a funk, low energy and boredom with my everyday walking routine so I grabbed a friend this Tuesday and went to Adult Night at Playland Skateland in north Austin. If you’re having trouble coming up with an interesting character, go to Adult Night at your local skating rink. It’s freaks and geeks central, chalk full of people who are shockingly themselves and completely unapologetic. You might even feel more normal in comparison. Who doesn’t need a dose of that once in awhile?...