With Tiny Wife currently living up her Big Life in Mexico, I decided I would kick-start my small, backyard garden. With my landlord's permission, I started the labor-intensive process of removing the lawn by hand. While you can't see it here, this involved me cutting lines in the grass with the shovel, then sort of "rolling up" the grass, which is a little harder than it sounds...:
cast-iron skillet!), and sitting on my porch sipping tea and reading / listening to audio books. Last night I hung out with a couple of friends, and it was a nice break from solitude. So yeah... It is a good break so far.