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!