Strange title, I know but really it was because of a purchase at HomeDepot today that brought the thought on. I went to the Depot today to buy wood for another project that I'm starting. The problem was they needed to rip 21 12 x 12 pieces for me. Normally they charge but the guy helping me was AWESOME and only charged me a total of $0.40. So I stood there waiting for him to cut all the pieces and noticed that they were not all to the specs that I wanted. Sigh. The only thing that I could think of was now I would have to cut it with the mitre saw and that is a major pain as these are 12" pieces and I would have to flip it to make two cuts. Eeek. Ok time to buy a Table saw. I've wanted one for about 4 years now but it never seemed to be the right time to purchase one. Well today was the day. It made me giddy. It was Christmas and my Birthday all wrapped up together.
I'm thinking I might need a life (sheesh). I do love all the projects that I have been doing but it really got me thinking about likes, dislikes, being a woman and other stuff that started to make my head hurt. I do like getting dressed up and feeling all sexy but if you really want to see me happy, give me a power tool. Creepy? Strange? Normal? Who knows, it is just the way I am. It's always been that way. I like to create, build, make, though I've never been good at sewing and knitting. I tried, I really did and I want to learn. Need to have another Stitch and Bitch with the ladies! Other things that make me giddy....digging in the dirt and I don't mean digging in the garden. Some of the best vacations that I have had with my son are the archeological digs we have gone on. At the end of each day you are filthy, dirty and stinky, it was SPECTACULAR. To this day when my son and I turn on the air conditioner in the little red Escape, the smell of the dust from the last dig still blows out and it immediately brings a smile to my face.
I'm not sure if being different still causes the problems it did when I was young. I'm sure it does. We need to teach our young that different is good, different builds the world, different brings creativity. Don't think in the box, break the box, kick it down the road and then drive over it. Do things that make you giddy. It's taken me a long time to realize that one tiny fact. I want to spend the rest of my life doing that which makes me giddy, happy, excited. I want that warm and fuzzy every day. We all deserve that.
It's what I'm trying to do.
It's the one you have!