Today I love sudden determination, like when I suddenly decide I’m done looking for some part for something and I’m either going to make the part myself or fix the one that’s broken. I love when I can keep something out of the landfill. I love when I make replacement parts that are better than the originals. I love when I use materials that were for one thing and make them do another, like the time I used a bolt to replace a busted plastic connector in a trash grabber. I love that things I sometimes find intimidating are only intimidating until I start doing them and then suddenly I’m laughing at them. I love that I have become aware that I can do a lot more than the world would have me believe. I love that I refuse to be put into a pigeon hole, that I will make bread and bake pies and rewire the shed and then fix the plumbing, drive a tractor or a truck or a motorcycle, read a sci-fi thriller and then follow it up with a Jane Austen novel, sew my own face mask, make outdoor furniture, record a radio show and then bake cookies while I’m doing the laundry. I love that the laundry is on right now, comforting noise while I write. I love that my compressor just fired up in the living room and scared the living bejeebers out of me, I forgot I put it in there and plugged it in. I love that that made me laugh at myself.
Today I love that I get to go to the cottage in the middle of the week, got some things to deliver there and a few tasks to do, and then maybe a bit of swimming to do to make sure the lake is still working properly for the coming weekend. I love that I’m that kind of conscientious guy that I worry about things like a working lake. I love that I have almost everything I need to take with me assembled by the front door now, and I’ll be on my way shortly. I love that I still have to pack up my computer so that I can work if anything comes up. I love that there is a collection of little things in my pocket that I will be needing to use at the cottage today or within a week or two, it’s the little things that count, right?
Today I love planning my lunch at the cottage, what shall I have? I love that I will be busy enough that I might not remember to eat lunch, that kind of busy always makes me feel like I’ve accomplished things.
Today I love coffee on the road and I’ll be drinking that as soon as I’m done writing and loaded up to go.