Sunday, December 5, 2010

A good day

So I decided to share with everyone the product of yesterdays "present to me". It was actually amazingly refreshing to do something that I WANT as opposed to what I felt I should do. I really enjoyed myself. And here is what I did:

I carved out the one on the left (the framed wolf on the right I did when I was in IP). In case anyone is wondering I'm not a crocodile fan, but someone gave it to me and I figured, why not? I started it a while back, but because carving out the whole thing is a really time consuming venture, I never finished it. Well I did last night. I turned on some music and just relaxed. I forgot how much I enjoyed arts and crafts. I was actually feeling sick at the time (something has been seriously wrong with my stomach these past few days) and there was a lot on my mind (not exactly positive stuff, if you know what I mean). But by the time I finished I felt very relaxed and well.... good :).

Today was pretty fun as well. I was able to go out and buy winter shoes. We have snow up to our knees and I only got around to buying them now (because I'm crazy like that). But I'm really happy I got these because they are oh so warm and cozy. I would walk around with them in the house if I could, but I'm pretty sure I would get some weird looks.

And I did some really intense exercises today. Wait, before you start telling me to take it easy on myself I will tell you that it was absolutely necessary that I do these exercises today. Not only was it a "must" but this is a form of exercise that I particularly enjoy.

Today I vigorously exercised my "Christmas present wrapping skills".

These babies were followed by about 10-15 more, but I was too lazy to take pictures at the end of it. I wish I could say all the presents were from me, but the truth was I offered to wrap some from my other family members. I just had Christmas in my bones today.

But do you know what I think guaranteed that today was going to be a good day. Right after I opened my eyes I felt an overwhelming sense of thankfulness that I was alive and that I had been granted to opportunity to face a new day. I began to think of all the great things I had in my life - a warm house, a caring family, good food, a comfortable bed. I smiled and said to myself "Today is going to be a good day". And it was!


  1. I am so glad that you had a good day, L! Hooray for self-care and doing things that make you feel happy and at peace! Your positivity is so inspirational to me. And I think it makes a huge difference when you wake up deciding to make the day a good one- I feel like it just starts the day off with a positive attitude that lasts throughout the day.

    Your carvings are BEAUTIFUL, by the way! You are quite talented! I am glad that arts and crafts help you to feel relaxed and more content.

    I hope that your stomach feels better soon!


  2. That is some serious talent with your carvings. You should be so proud of yourself and you should definitely flaunt some more on here if you have them, they're gorgeous!

    I also really like the boots and I'm sure if I wore them at all I would get some weird looks too. I wish they had fuzzy insulated clothes geared toward guys. :P

  3. Yay for good days! You're the Christmas present wrapper in the house, too? My Mum always makes me wrap so many presents. After a while it kinda hurts my back haha. I can't believe you carved the croc and wolf! Did you have some kind of a stencil to work with? That's so awesome!