life seems a little bit easier when i only have one project to deal with. no longer do i have to juggle between clients; i can focus on one thing free of distractions. of course there will always be distractions. take today for example. the weather rose to the 60's and i was pulling on the leash thinking about going out and doing something outdoorsy, but alas, there's still too much work to be done. it's going to be a hard next two days, i hear the weather's going to be just like today if not even better.
i harvested my mushrooms today, it didn't take very long for them to mature. just for pieces, not a lot, enough for one person to have a small mushroom snack. somebody from the cambridge community garden got in touch with me via e-mail today; she told me i'm number 1 or 2 on the wait list, so odds are pretty good that i might get a plot this season. i'm going to hold off on celebrating until i do however, but in the meantime i'm still going to think about what i want to grow this season. if i don't get a community garden spot, i can still grow some stuff in my parents' under-used garden.
in the early evening my mother came by to pick me up and take me to zeff's photo store in belmont so i could buy a pouch for my telephoto lens. it was a simple purchase but we ended up waiting almost 20 minutes in the store for service, while all the sales representatives gave priority to people who were spending more money than i was (if i didn't need a pouch right away, i would've probably bought it online). afterwards we went to my godmother's place to deliver a letter, before driving out to waltham to get some groceries from an asian supermarket. back in belmont, i had some dinner with my mother before wheeling the motorcycle out of the garage and riding it back to cambridge. by then the temperature had dropped to 50 degrees. it was a little bit cold but i made it back home in around 5 minutes. the riding season had officially started.