ANY day when I feel I can move around and get a few errands done, I try to take advantage of it. Today, however, I REALLY took advantage of it and decided that wearing 4" heels (3" with a 1" platform) constituted a work out for someone who spends most of her time in bed.
Oh, I was right. I can hardly walk now. But that is quite OK. Quite.
I even wore a skirt (I'm fancy like that sometimes). Luckily, Kork-Ease shoes are very comfortable, even these towering things. I managed to go to the orthodontist (NO MORE BRACES ON MY TEETH!), take Zack for a frozen hot chocolate....
... which they thoughtfully adorned with a chocolate smiley face. I love Rise Up Coffee!
After I dropped Zack off at camp (MineCraft stuff, I totally don't get it), I went to get my own coffee, did a boring errand run at Target (but hey, I was OUT. OF. BED!), stopped by the local Hobby Shop so I could find US coin books for Zack (we've sorted approximately ten million -- thank you, by the way!), then to the paint store to buy paint to refurbish a vintage curio cabinet I bought last year.
It's sitting on a white glass-doored cabinet/bookshelf, and it is going to look great. I bought a light sage green to match some of the other things in the foyer, and I have to now figure out how to sand down the wood a little bit (wearing a mask), paint it, and then distress it. I just don't care for the yellow at all and it's going to be a fun project that will likely take me all summer, but that's OK!
Then back to the orthodontist to pick up my retainer (yes, I'm 12), and to the used book store where I tried to grab the Chinese book I wanted while holding my breath as much as possible (book dust is a Bad Thing for me right now, unfortunately).
I am now exhausted. Completely happy, but exhausted. Who knows how I'll feel tomorrow, but I don't care, because today, I felt normal. And sometimes, normal is really, really cool.
Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking on the right side bar of this blog (please and thank you!). She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book "Bead Soup" via Kalmbach Publishing.