AM I HAVING FUN YET?

Day 23 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge and day 3 of my daily ski and day 2 of my daily cleaning and decluttering. Am I having fun yet? Yes and no. When words come easily off the tips of my fingers, it is fun. Not so much when I have to struggle for every thought and sentence. I don’t care much for proofreading and editing. I force myself because sometimes I can think faster than I can tap. Yesterday I caught a few omissions and errors. Good thing my patience and discipline are improving. Sometimes good enough is not good enough.

Am I having fun yet? I had a wee rest after lunch. I worked steady and early this morning, wasting no time. I stirred my scrap apple vinegar fermenting on the dining room table. It’s my second batch. I quite like it as a substitute for regular vinegar. Mostly I use it for cleaning. I put a bit in a spray bottle with water. I spritz it on my mop to damp mop my hardwood floors. I also use it on my dust cloth for dusting furniture, etc. It leaves everything shiny and with a pleasant scent. Then I fed Oscar, my sourdough starter. I like to get the daily things done and out of the way. When I procrastinate, sometimes they don’t get done at all. It’s no fun falling behind and having catching up.

After breakfast I did a quick dusting in our bedroom followed by damp mopping of the floors. Then we hit the ski trail at the park. I did 3 laps around the park, working up a sweat. Was I having fun yet? Not quite but almost. Not sure if I got my ski legs back yet. I am slow as a tortoise. No kick and glide yet. Have to review techniques on YouTube again. At least I haven’t regressed. I could do double poling. No falling down today. My boots got on and off the skis like a damn. No struggle like last year. I won’t win any races soon but I’m burning calories.

The sun has disappeared. I will have to set out to put the greenhouse to bed soon. Without the heater, the low in there today was -1.8℃ this morning at 8:30. The high 8.6℃ at 3pm. All the greens are doing well. I cover them with row covers for the night and uncover in the morning when sun comes up and temp. above freezing. We’ll see what happens when the temps dip toward 20 and below at night. This is our first winter. I don’t think it will be fun covering and uncovering in the depth of December and January. I might take a break from it till February or March.

About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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4 Responses to AM I HAVING FUN YET?

  1. kateloving says:

    I like your “A Day In A Life” take on things. It gives me a relaxing feeling.

  2. Lily, you are almost a pioneer woman, growing your own greens, brewing your own apple bits vinegar, making sourdough goodies, and moving your plants seasonally! You inspire me!

  3. Tamara says:

    Hahaha, you called your sourdough starter Oscar? Are you making your own bread every day?
    So you do have a heater in your greenhouse? Will you use it in the colder months?
    I don’t think you need to win any races, just being out on your skis every day will do wonders for your immune system, endurance, strength and hopefully your mood as well.

    Have a wonderful day, Say Hello to Oscar for me 🙂

    • hafong says:

      Yes, after Oscar on Sesame Street. 😂. I make sourdough bread once in awhile but feed Oscar for discards for sourdough pancakes once a week. Our greenhouse is a solar passive one, heated by sun. When no sun in late fall, we used a small heater and it comes on mostly at night. But now it is getting too cold and it is not worth the cost so have shut the heater down. We are hoping for more snow for a better skiing experience. Oscar returns your greeting. 😀

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