I looked back at the past few posts and got a little mad at myself. So I’m making a rule for my posts for the next few weeks: PUT ON YOUR BIG GIRL PANTIES, AJ, AND STOP WHINING.
Yes, I don’t feel wonderful but no, life doesn’t suck completely. Or at all, for that matter. I’m getting on my own nerves so I would gander it’s fair to say that you don’t want to hear it either. And it’s definitely not productive. So to commemorate the beginning of my blog attitude adjustment, I will tell you some good things that have happened the past few days and not dwell on how bad I may or may not be feeling.
I got to spend a lot of quality time with my favorite “caretaker.”
People who don’t know me well don’t know that she is MUCH more than ‘just a cat’ to me. If I’m sad or upset or just not feeling great, she’s right there by me as pictured above. She’s also right there by me if there is anything fleece involved. LOL.
I figured out how to connect my laptop with my TV and then how to stream Netflix on my laptop. So I’ll hook it up, lay down with my favorite fleece blanket, cuddle up with my favorite cat and relax the day away.
Things at work are going really well. I hit the highest I’ve ever produced (at this job) this last month (which I hope is indicative of the economy trending in general but we’ll see) and got a nice bonus check. I’ve been obsessing over getting a grill and found one on clearance for $70.
Once I had it home, I realized I had to put it together.
Estimated time to assemble: 1.5 hours.
Time it took me to assemble: Let’s just round it out to 7 hours.
I suck at following directions. You know how the joke is that men don’t read maps? Well, Amanda don’t read directions. At least when it comes to assembly. It should be, afterall, easy because you know what the final product is supposed to look like, right?
The actual screwing itself was slow going. (THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID. Sorry, cabin fever has turned me into part adolescent boy.) I had to take breaks because my wrist was sore and had to use a wrench to hold pieces together because my fingers couldn’t. Then I realized I had put several pieces on backwards and had to backtrack. Somehow, during the disassembly and reassembly process, the whole box of screws and flanges oddly managed to fly across the room.
I have no absolutely no clue how that happened. A ghost? The cat? A Hogwarts spell gone bad?
In all honesty, it kinda became one of those ‘for the principle of it’ things. By God I’m putting this damn grill together, I don’t care how long it takes me, I don’t care how bad it hurts, it’s just got to happen.
It’s a grill!
And have I mentioned that the tomatoes I’ve been growing out here are also looking good?
I went today to watch one of my friends compete in her first kayaking competition. It was ridiculously hot and I was wiped out by the time I got to the section where they were play-boating at. I have good friends who try to take care of me without outright saying that they’re trying to take care of me: there was an extra chair, sunscreen and an unlimited supply of Gatorades waiting on me. Very fun and very sweet!
So all in all, a good weekend even though I’m not at 100%. I go back to the rheumatologist tomorrow and then am heading to the lake with some friends for a long relaxing holiday weekend.