33 hits today…and one from Facebook? That’s so weird. Can’t think of much on here that’s overly interesting. Just the rants, raves and randomness off a weirdo.
Did some woodwork yesterday and while our tools weren’t ideal, I made it work. Sadly, it is highly dependent on tools in general, so I hit a snag not having sandpaper. Carpentry is much like dentistry: use what you have to solve a problem and create something. Tools and concepts are very similar too. My brother has this annoying habit of not doing a project unless he has EVERY tool necessary to complete it. In other words, things don’t get done and cost significantly more than it should. I operate under the idea that if you don’t have it but can manage it anyways with what you have, get creative and make it work! There’s a limit to that, like I mentioned, but woodwork is all about creativity anyways right? RIGHT??? Probably why my turnout rate is higher than his. Don’t get me wrong: I’m all for doing it the right way…I’ve had enough of my dad’s cheapo backroads methods where things aren’t done correctly and you pay in the long run. I do what I can and if it’s too much, I let the big boys deal with it. GOtta know your limits! Anyways, I’m not doing anything special, just a simple plant stand for my mom. I’m using some random wood that way lying around and this is my first official woodworking project! I’ll post pictures when I’m done.
I posted that I was able to run with the dogs the other day. It’s true. And it was splendid! I hate to admit that I’ve been unable to so that for like 2 years now, but it’s true. These days when I move around just on my bed or stepping off a curb, it doesn’t feel like I’m going to sprain my ankle or injure something. My muscles work smoothly together like it should and my balance is good (not spectacular as Wii U Fit tells me constantly, but good). My stomach flab still wobbles when i run up the stairs, but that’s a clearing-off-the-junk-around-the-exercise-bike type of thing. I jogged twice during our walk the other day and was no worse for the wear. In fact, I feel so much more upbeat and happy now! AND. I don’t crave fattening foods. Active mode!!! It reminds me of the posts I used to write back at UMW when I’d come back from the gym and say, “I feel like I could take on the world.” Because it’s true. That’s what I feel like.
And you know what else just makes me so happy? Wandering around a hardware store. I don’t know why, but I just do.
Here’s a list of things that make me plain happy:
- Wandering around a hardware store
- My dogs.
- Having my hair cut short
- Trimmed nails
- Intensive labor in the yard
- Watching the sun set and rise
- Being at the beach
- Having patients come back and they look AWESOME
- Playing through a song that I previously couldn’t without too many mistakes
- Seeing my family members happy
- Eating pho
- Having other people eat my cooking and go for seconds
- Losing myself in a book or video game
- Singing in the shower
- Playing in the snow
- Walking a trail with my puppies
- Taking pictures
- Krispy Kreme doughnuts
- Buying things, lol
- The feeling I get after a good workout
- Making something creative with my own hands and my imagination
Wow. That list got long and fast. It’s nice to make happy lists like that sometimes. I could make a pretty long Things That Make me Mad list, too but let’s not destroy the happy feeling I have right now just yet.