so no preserves to make in the winter/spring for me.. summer is a long way off and I’ve an itch to create.

I’m considering making myself some furniture.. I know it wont be the most beautiful, but I can make it strong, safe and to my own specifications. I might try my hand at a few things. tickle trunk (Mr Dressup style), custom desk, chair, coffee table, and other ideas.. I prefer working metal, but think wood might be easier/cheaper.. especially as Ill have to buy most of the tools.

Metal I’d need a welder, drill, grinder, band saw or chop saw..

Wood I would need a drill, saw and that is about it.

I’ve already designed a handful of projects…


feverish writing while self medicating with bourbon. you have been warned.

Seems the flu decided to wait until late in the season before kicking my ass. and man did it ever.  It’s been a week, and I cant say I’m any better. symptoms change. started off stomach flu, moved on to more of a head cold and fever with body aches, Sorta the Man-Flu. Missing my kid (who is with her Grandparents) and my girlfriend (who is in Hawaii). I take a nap and end up sleeping 13 hours and wake up slick with sweat.

start feeling a bit better, have some food (Yay keeping solid food down!) and a drink, I had a dark ginger ale and bourbon or two. Now I feel super and horrible at the same time. Hoping to feel good enough to crawl into work, then pick up some produce so I can make a soup or stew. And some Gatorade or some such. mm salty sugar-water.

anyway sorry people for this! (the two of you who randomly find it)

I tend to ignore pain, I am not saying I do not feel it. My body sure does, and responds to it. But Serious, lasting pain, I tend to turn off.

Let’s say hypothetically I broke a toe (ok I legitimately broke a toe). I hobble a bit, especially at first. Today I walked fairly normally on it without thinking anything of it, but I couldnt figure out why my eye was watering. My right eye was full on crying, tears flowing down my face. I did not feel a thing, but my body reacted. I got home and pulled off my boots, and my toe was very red and swollen. Anti-inflammatory, Ice and a splint.

makes me wonder what other pains I have that I’m not noticing, but my body reacts to.