My mouth feels like a jellyfish. I just had some cavities filled which, if you know anything about me, means lots of panic because of dark, anxious feelings surrounding the concept of “The Needle.” I’ve never had a cavity so there was also the fear of the unknown – which I’ve come to realize truly supersedes the fear of “The Needle.” The momentary prick of the needle was nothing – what finds impact is the fear that spreads with the ensuing numbness. “What is this feeling?” “How long will it exist?” “Why can’t I feel myself swallowing?” “Am I even still swallowing?” “What happens next?” “Exactly how big is this drill I hear of?” And etc.
It’s all in the mind – such a powerful part of who we are. The ability to both arrest and propel us at any given moment. If possible, I recommend hanging on to the moments of momentum and not letting the stillness and the choke of fear find a footing. It’s all in what we chose to emphasize. It’s just a little needle anyway.
Though life has hit a pretty steady rhythm as of late (design, tile, grout, repeat), we do manage to do things like go to the dentist. But – by and large – a “Typical” day for us might not be considered that commonplace for others. For example…
—> Around the House:
The stockade – aka the bathroom ceiling.
The building of our bar cart. (I’m in charge.)
Drywall sculpting at its finest.
“Fixing” the oven… with a spoon.
Children, try this at home!
I’m ready for my bath!
Too much tiling!
WAY too much tiling.
—> Just Beyond Our Doors:
Be prepared for anything.
In the “Outback.”
Napping on the job!
Our spray paint station!
That one time our building got graffittied at 2am…
The bi-monthly selling of extra doors!
—> Out in Public:
Our home away from home, with our sensei Mitch.
The interactive paint chip “game” at Home Depot!
Our OWN version of the game. a la spray paint splotches on the floor. 😉
Just another day.
Life beyond Home Depot! Shopping for vintage clothing!
Brimfield Flea Market
Frank’s recent outing, to hang out with HIS TWIN!
Just puttin’ a call in at the ol’ police station.
Just crunchin’ the numbers at the ol’ small business clinic.
Just buyin’ some lights at the salvage yard / heaven!
—> Up High + Down Low:
Just hanging out inside the kitchen wall. No big deal.
Just lounging on top of the bathroom ceiling.
Working down in the crawl space. My little Gollum.
—> The Finer Points:
What “Great Stuff”!
That time we crammed too many wires down one hole.
A touch of beauty for here.
And a touch of beauty to go. A gift basket for friends!
That time we bought 6 pounds of garbanzo beans… and ate hummus for WEEKS.
Bobo + Kitty’s heart-shaped waffle maker! Mmmm!
—> Slaying our Pile Animals:
Wood Pile Animal by Day.
And the same, by night.
The smaller piles…
And the bigger ones!
Even the businessy “boring” ones!
—> And, OF COURSE:
eliza spelled backwards in action 🙂