Yesterday my husband and I went to a local hardware store to buy a small item. The person behind the cash register looked like a woman but had the voice of a man.
She also had that awkwardness about her that you often notice when men or former men are taking on a female persona.
I have never seen a transgender person or a person of questionable sexuality behind a cash register in this area or anywhere really.
Maybe things really are changing for the better as far a tolerance and acceptance of those who don’t fit into the standard categories.
So my husband and I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary for Valentine’s Day. We might go to a sit-down restaurant later in the week. That is a rare occurrence these days.
I never had any big romantic notions about relationships. I was raised by my parents and big romantic notions did not exist in that relationship. I just wish my husband enjoyed more of the things I enjoy. I don’t even ask if he wants to do things anymore. I know the answer already.
There were a lot of makeshift vendors set up around town selling flowers, balloons and teddy bears. Does anybody really want a teddy bear for Valentine’s Day? Really?
So my husband and I managed to get a rain gutter put on one small section of our house yesterday. There was a bit of a learning curve as neither of us had actually installed rain gutters before but now that we’ve gotten over that it might be smooth sailing.
It’s nice to work on a project that could potentially last for decades. Usually I’m working on pointless things like the dishes that will simply need to be done all over again the next day.
So the future weekends hold many more trips to the hardware store.
Yesterday the husband and I drove up into our local canyon. The canyon has several dams and they were much fuller than usual. We’ve gotten a lot of water in the past few months. Woot! Perhaps the drought will be over here. We have a bunch more rain coming next weekend. I should have taken some pictures so that I could post them.
We also went to the local hardware store to buy supplies to add rain gutters to the house. I seriously hate home improvement projects. They just take up all your free time and are usually not really about home improvement but more about keeping things from falling apart. But alas this stuff needs to get done so there goes another perfectly good Sunday.
Did I make progress toward my goals yesterday? Not so much. Do I even know what my goals are? Not really.
I did finally set up the new car insurance. YAY! Why do these things take so long?
My friend’s daughter did a photo shoot for a toy package. The toy came out with her daughter’s picture on it. She posted it on Facebook. Her daughter is very cute and photogenic. Alas, I was never photogenic. Even my childhood pictures usually looked sort of goofy.
We are supposed to add rain gutters to the house but it just keeps on raining.
I have a kitty who is very strange. He is very dog like. He likes to be played around with roughly. Most cats get angry if you do anything that annoys them. You can spin this cat around, roll him around on the floor – he just keeps coming back for more. I call him our dog cat. I have never seen another cat anything quite like him.
I will update you about my anxiety book when I finish it.
So I’m through the first couple of chapters of my book about how to deal with anxiety At Last A Life. The gentleman who wrote this book, Paul David, struggled with anxiety for 10 years or so. I like that it is a man who wrote this book. It seems like women are mostly the ones who admit to struggling with mental health issues so having a man admit to this issue is refreshing. Mr. David struggled to solve this problem and went to many doctors who could not help him. Disappointed with what doctors offered him, he went on his own quest to learn everything he could about his anxiety issues. This is what eventually led him to solving his problems and then deciding to write a book and a blog about his experiences.
The basic gist of what I have read so far is that anxiety and worry wear some people down to the point where they feel very tired and disconnected from life. He points out how many people start stressing out about their anxiety and how to “fix it” and this just causes them more anxiety. They wind up in a downward spiral of having anxiety about their anxiety and just become exhausted and immobilized by it.
The last part I read is about how he started to find his way out of the anxiety spiral by learning that he needed to stop stressing out about trying to fix it and chill out.
Yes, that is my technical interpretation of what I have read so far.
I’ve only read the first 20 pages and there are 169 pages in the book – so I have much more to learn.
At any rate Mr. Paul David also has a website where he talks about anxiety issues. So if you have any interest or concern in this area I’ve posted a link to his website below.
Have a great Friday!
So my husband bought me a book about anxiety. It is called At Last A Life: Anxiety and Panic Free by Paul David. I guess it was recommended by a YouTube personality who has/had anxiety issues named Emily Hart.
So Mr. Husband says I better read it or he’s going to move out. Hmm..
I used to like to read a lot but no so much anymore. I got Lasik on my eyes and it sort of messed them up so that is part of the problem.
I will keep you updated about the book. I know you are just waiting on the edge of your seat.
Have a great day!!
I let this blog die two years ago already. I want to revive it!!
Not really. I’m not looking for lots of followers and such. I’m just going to try to write something in here every day. It will probably be boring. If you find that annoying – feel free to unfollow this. I’m cool with that.
Yesterday I watched a movie called The Founder. The movie is about how Ray Kroc started what we know today as the McDonald’s restaurant franchise.
It is a good movie and definitely worth watching. Perhaps it will be too much of a spoiler to say that in many ways it reminded me of The Social Network. But there it is. I have spoiled away.
Thanks for stopping by and in the rare event that you have read this – yay!
I will become an awesome person. Yes I will!