January 24th, 2003



Man, it's gray out there.

I was hoping for some clear weather this weekend to work in the yard, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen. Oh well, it could be very much worse...I'm not going to complain (that much) about 50 and raining.

Just realized that Sunday is the 12 week mark before Seattle's average last frost, which means it's time to seriously start looking at all those seeds I've accumlated, and start figuring out how I'm going to get things started. I think the a corner of the kitchen might be turning into a seed factory....which actually could be kind of fun! I wanted to get a little coldframe this year, but it hasn't happened...

Time to spend some time planning this year's adventures with plants.

I also need to do some planning on rearranging the office---yes, again. We have a 29 gallon fishtank (home to lots and lots of fancy tail guppies) that seems to be prolific at growing algae. Seems like the natural light it's getting might be a bad thing, so rather than only rely on chemical treatment, we're going to try moving it. This actually might result in more bookshelf space (well, after a supplementary Ivar run to Ikea) which is always a good thing.

Last night's borscht was a bust. It was an okay soup, but it wasn't really borscht, despite the recipe claim. Not enough beets to give it that beety-richness. Oh well, live and learn.

Time to go reorganize some more employee files. Oh the joy and bliss. (yes lirrin, I'm finally reorganizing the way we used to do them at NewVector/US West Cellular/Airtouch/Verizon (depending on your tenure!) rather than just massive file folders with nothing attached!)
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Friday Five...Friday Five...Friday Five.

What is the one thing you don't like about your body?
It’s out of shape. It can’t easily do the things I’d like it to do. And it’s not just about being overweight, it’s being not fit. I’d like to be able to run further and faster, be more comfortable in small stadium seats, not huff going up more than two flights of stairs.

With some determination, though, this is fixable.

What are two things you love about your body?
--I love the way my muscles feel after I’ve been working out—they feel alive
--I like my eyes.

What are three things you want to change about your home?
--A master bedroom suite (bigger bedroom, master bath)
--More storage (closets, shelves)
--More garden space.

What are four books you want to read this year?
--Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love by Dava Sobel
--Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
--Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies: by Jared Diamond
--Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky (I’ve been waiting for this one for a while!)

What are five promises you have kept to yourself?
--I’ve worked on making myself healthier and stronger.
--I applied to and was accepted for the Master Gardener’s Program.
--I’m not in a dead-end relationship. (I vowed, never again!) In fact, I’m in an incredibly healthy and happy relationship and will tell you more than you want to know about how absolutely head over heels happy in love I am. :)
--I’m being better about money.
--I’m slowly (very slowly) coming to grips with my inner packrat.
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    Police: Synchronicity: Murder by Numbers