I can see how my routines look awfully strange to people sometimes. When I recap my weekend, for example, it’s usually a stark contrast to other people’s weekends. My evenings typically stray this direction as well. So I thought I would recap my evening tonight as an example.

First things first – I stopped by New Seasons on the way home from work to pick up the meat we need for our dinners we have planned this week. We get our other groceries from multiple places, but we prefer the level of quality of New Seasons has with their meat: free-range, no antibiotics, locally sourced, etc.

This is where it gets a little odd. I took a short detour on the way home by a tire place, picking up three old tires to plant the remaining potatoes in. The greasy tire guys were happy to throw the filthy old tires in the car for me. I know I am a little late getting potatoes planted, but I procrastinated getting these last three tires together after doing so well planting the other seven a month ago. Upon arriving home, I didn’t change my clothes or shoes. Instead I went straight to the backyard to plant the last potatoes, carrying filthy tires in hand.

Then it’s off to collect the chicken eggs, and check on the baby chicks. I filled up the chick feeder and water container. Boy, I sure go through feed faster with the five little chicks out there too. Two eggs today came from Pearl and Hazel. The fake egg is the middle one, reminding them where to lay. Poor Winnie hardly lays at all anymore.

I opened all the windows in the house during the last hour of dwindling sunlight to freshen up the house. I sorted the recycling as dinner simmered on the stove. Jay came home from class around 9:00 pm and we sat around catching up on each other’s day. Now I sit at the computer, writing a quick blog post, then off to bed for a lovely eight hours of delicious sleep.

This is why I don’t have a TV. I love watching TV, but I wouldn’t get a single thing done in the evenings after work if I had one in my living room. Priorities.

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Written by Renee Wilkinson