Geez, it’s 11:30. I am in a slight haze right now.
Today, at around 7 in the evening, I raised my arms in the air and cheered. I got stuff done! I am damn proud of myself. It feels good to have made things nicer for my kids. Their rooms are much, much nicer. It also feels good having fulfilled a promise I made to them months ago. I want them to like their rooms, their space. All that is left is to assemble the beds and move the rest of their stuff back in.They can do a lot of that.
Actually, I could do more, but have dedicated the rest of vacation to me. Yes, 100 Days of Awesome is little about being selfish. I deserve it. I haven’t thought of myself enough for 11 years. I also know, if I don’t return to peace, health, and happiness, I will become someone I don’t want to be. Plant seeds and grow your garden. If you don’t, weeds will grow instead.
IKEA. Some like it, some hate it. I like a lot of their stuff, but the place is a maze, purposely, and can send my brain into complete meltdown. I needed to pick up new loft beds for the girls to give them more space in their rooms. I thought, “Why not record the trip? The whole trip, there and back, and all the way up the million uneven stairs of this old house, was about 3 hours.
Here’s the video 20 times the normal speed (8 times the speed would have been perfect but the video would have been more than twice the length) . Feel free to watch.. or don’t. It won’t hurt my feelings. If you do, I recommend sitting back, using full screen, and keeping away anyone who may have seizures. It’s not my best in any way, but I do like the music… and the ending…
The cool part is I had fun. I was in the moment. It was the best trip I have ever had to IKEA. What you don’t see in the video is that everyone working there was really, really cool. There have been times I have been there that the employees looked like they had just been given a colectomy. Not today.
On a side note, as I was editing and adding music, I saw an old video I made last spring. I can’t believe that it is me in it. I was so much bigger! Not just bigger, but swollen, like I had been pumped full of steroids. I was so stressed back then. I am not trying to focus on weight, but I really do look healthier and lighter now. That really gave me a good feeling.
I did not run this morning because I knew I would be quite physical today. I was correct. Going to run in the morning before the beds get put together.
Later muchachos! It’s 12:30 in the morning! I had a great day today and worked hard.
I lived today and made my life better. Not just for me, but for my kids as well. That is awesome.