Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Good vs. Bad
Good: I found another slightly buried treasure. This one was simply buried in a folder and had mysteriously never been listed, but it is a treasure to me none the less. I rectified the problem yesterday.
Bad: It sat unloved for about a year!
Good: I got a good amount of carving done on the pinecone block I hope to experiment with moku hanga style printmaking with.
Bad: My feet and ankles (both of them this time) were so swollen I had to do it from bed very carefully in short intervals.
Good: Jon got me a foot soaker massage thingie for my feet. Nice husband!
Bad: He got it for me because the swelling in my feet no longer goes down even if I keep my feet elevated all day and all night. This helps with the pain.
Good: Jon will bring me pretty much any food that I desire.
Bad: My appetite is pathetic and I don't really desire anything. I am even starting to tire of ice cream.
Good: My father in law referred to the baby as blee in a conversation with Jon.
Bad: I can't see my dad ever doing that.
Good: el cheapo Pental Hi-Polymer Erasers make great material for carving stamps
Bad: They are very small so I am limited to small sizes
Good: Jon felt bad about not treating my poor footsies right the other night and got me one of those home pedicure spa things. And it feels good on my feet.
Bad: It isn't so hot at keeping the water, well, hot.
Good: After a week delay I am having dinner with Jen tonight! And hopefully getting our copy of season one of The Wire back.
Bad: I don't have much of an appetite and I am afraid the good food at my favorite restaurant will be wasted on me. I'm going to barely eat all day so I can hopefully finish the bulk of my meal. And their portions aren't exactly Cheesecake Factory size. Not small, but not huge either.
Good: Yesterday I was the most popular user on a new website called Talentdatabase with my "pop factor" going up from 50-300.
Bad: Popularity is fleeting especially on the internet! Just as I suspected their calculation method is wacky because I am back down to 54 and there is a brand new person with the 300 rating. But in the end I helped a site that I feel has potential grow by bringing in lots of Etsy users and that is good.
Good: I got a set of free Moo Stickers thanks to a post on Etsy referring me to a promotion. Maybe if she is born bald I will cover blee's little head with them and use her for self promotion.
Bad: I just bought a set a few days ago when they came out, not much of a bad I know. Can never have too many stickers!
I would say that the good things far outweigh any of the bads even if by number they can be split 50/50. I'm gonna have a baby! How can I be upset?
Hope everybody, myself included, has a wonderful fantastic day ahead of them! Me, I have to get my day started by brewing a pot of tea up post haste. Then I can get to carving, from bed of course, have to keep those feet up!