I was worried about today….There have been a lot of changes as of late so it was a tricky situation to go on vacation now. Unfortunately it was a use it or lose it situation, I can’t take all three weeks at the end of the year. I did get a ton accomplished and not one of them was on my list but that’s how it goes sometimes. There were only two maybe three mistakes that were big ones so now I have some clean up to do but on the whole…I was expecting a lot worse. By the time I go on vacation again in October some things will be set in place which will hopefully leave less room for error. I hope!
Yesterday I had a great day with SB. We drove down to Ikea and visited some shops around the area. She had suggested the artisan festival that we usually attend but I said no. Honestly? I don’t think I will ever go back. Not only did they want you to wear a mask outside but they hired a security team and had the sheriff’s office on hand. First of all….I have at least five blind spots when I am wearing the stupid mask. There is no way I could safely navigate tree stumps and ruts in the road while wearing it. Second of all…you want to police me? Yeah…no thank you. Like I said, I don’t think I will ever go back! I missed it but I also didn’t waste any money on things I didn’t really need.
I hung out with KB on Thursday which was a rare treat. It was nice to sit and talk outside without many interruptions. Her new little puppy is now a really large puppy who likes to eat napkins but he was pretty good when we were outside. This little lady showed up during my visit.
It was a nice reminder to be still instead of feeling the need to be productive all of the time. So Friday I hung out in the pool next store, meditated and finished up on a few loose ends. I really did get a lot of things done that I have been putting off.
Wednesday after a disappointing visit with the dentist….because of the “reaction” I had when trying a new food…my own fault…my gums on the right lower side swelled again a couple weeks ago. It’s been a long time since that happened and I can 100% say that whatever this Lyme not Lyme thing is…it has causde my oral issues. The dentist said my gums were stabile now but after seeing how quickly they could turn, he is referring me to a periodontist. It was very disappointing.
I came home, went next door and swam with the neighbors to try and take my mind off of it. After the pool I started working on my coffee table. Do you remember back in 2017 when I found it at the ReStore for a mere $30.00?I finally got around to painting it. The Girl tried to help me once, bless her heart but once again it was the wrong color. I have never touched the painting under the glass and it is impossible to match so I stopped trying and I think it finally worked!I put on Outlander and started painting. I had had a strange dream the night before, not about Jamie but there was definitely a kilt in there somewhere. The pumpkin on the table was my compromise with the Girl. She would full on decorate for Fall if I let her. Do you remember the tchotchke lamp I bought a while ago?After the cat chewed through the cord…which he never does…I questioned my purchase. It wasn’t so much the lamp itself I loved but all of the components. I will make many things from this lamp and the first is the piece holding the pumpkin up on the coffee table…I love it! Like I said….I finished up a lot of old projects. Now it’s back to work. I hope I find the discipline (did you laugh at that) to keep up the pace…or at least stay on top of it. ….Zia