Thursday, August 11, 2016

chippin' away...

Dormancy is a period in an organism's life cycle when growth, development, and physical activity are temporarily stopped.
Trying to trick myself out of dormancy.  First I convinced myself to walk a mile every morning right after I get up in order to start losing weight.  Now I am trying to work my way into productivity by starting with changing the scenery.  The new goal is to put in at least one hour a day actually doing something productive.  Not as easy as it sounds when you are in a rut - my injury really took its' toll.  For this phase that means shuffling my stuff around...again.  Made good headway today clearing the front of the greenhouse.  I think I moved a few things that have sat as long as I have for the past year and a half.  Of course that means it's all getting shoved into the greenhouse for now, but we'll save that project for down the line as the "productivity" evolves.  88,92,71, .02",B

17 comments:

Sue B said...

Hey John, glad to read this. It takes a lot to swing yourself out of a rut, be it mental or physical. I think you're on the right path. And I really enjoy the off-grid and construction aspects of your blog and look forward to your getting back into those projects. Are you still planning to turn one of the containers into a residence? Sue

Margery Bills said...

Good for you.

Janet said...

Take extra vitamin c and quality supplements to help give you the energy boost you need to pull out of the "rut." There is so much valuable health info on the internet now. Something as easy as chlorella, black cumin seed (nigella sativa), msm and other things are available on Amazon. I would think it is hard for you to obtain some good fresh veggies out there. Maybe you can grow some sprouts perhaps like broccoli sprouts etc. Your body has been under a lot of stress trying to heal and needs some TLC. Take care of yourself.

DEL said...

When are you going to quit calling it a "greenhouse"?

WhyR said...

Nice to see that wheelchair empty.

Todd said...

Chupa the cock has always been a great motivator for me. It's different for everyone I guess. For instance, my wife does not have the enthusiasm for Chupa as I do. Chupa could be an important motivator at the field lab that has been overlooked.

In my book, chupa is top notch.

Janet said...

DEL -- Maybe he calls it a greenhouse because he hasn't given up the vision. It is still possible and I expect to see it.

rj said...

The problem with greenhouses in south Texas, in the six months that is really summer, is that they overheat and the air is too dry. They requires an evaporative cooler to lower the temperature and increase the humidity. Over 95F most plants effectively stop growing. A generous power and water supply is then required to override natural climatic conditions. Winter is more accommodating to greenhouse success down here but may still need ocacasional supplemental heat.

Grandmama Sarah said...

You are understanding the quote, "Getting old isn't for wimps!" (I really don't think you are old!!) However, none of us snap back like we used to when we were 20-somethings. One project at a time is really plenty.

Rita B. said...

I totally understand where you're coming from John. Trying to do a mile everyday myself and 2 on the weekends. Definitely feel more energized. Good luck with the choring.

Margery Bills said...

I walk 7 miles everyday!!!! That is what I named my dog-----Seven Miles!!! (That is a joke). ☺️

Margery Bills said...

But 23 years ago I had a dog I did walk 7 miles a day but the dog got hip dysplasia and it crushed me. They say higher I.Q. People are lazier because they think and plan more and do not have senseless activity like someone with a lower I.Q. But still, people have to make themselves exercise and move and keep the body in shape. (Donald Trump is a genius and he reminds me of the MENSA people I knew in Ann Arbor, MI. Things are getting politically ugly here.)

Janet said...

It is good to have knowledge, but what to do with it is wisdom.

Vee Get Too Soon Olt Und Too Late Schmart!

D. B. Day IV said...

I can't think my way into right action, I have to act my way into right thinking, as well.

Good luck navigating the inertia of life!

Margery Bills said...

About old and smart reminded me of H. Clinton. She is 10 years younger than I am and I have watched the clips on t.v. of her illnesses (spasm, shaking, memory loss, falling, not being able to walk, exaggerated expressions-possible drug use, or stroke from a brain blood clot she had documented). And with all my life serious traumas I have had, I had to stop and think that I am so blessed because I have recovered and as of today, I am healthy. (The man complained that he had no shoes until he saw the man with no feet). The doctors think to be president that she should release her medical records. She has moments of confusion of words and memory lapse too. You can see it on film. (And what is that about the nuclear button).

Margery Bills said...

I finally realized in horror about 12:30 a.m. That Donald Trump on Twitter uses several other characters too. Then these characters will argue with each other or put him down citing bad habits, etc. Then I realized that's what some genius Mensa weird clowns do too. And then I remember the false identifications he would do and that he admitted to in N.Y. when he would call for instance a newspaper reporter and with false I.d. offer to tell the inside story of Donald Trump's divorce, etc.

Jon P said...

A day at a time John... Keep at it! Fall will be here soon and maybe give you some more get up and go! :)