Holy hell…it has definitely been one of “those” days. You know the ones…everything you touch breaks, everything you try to get done either completely stalls or ends up in disaster. Yeah, those days.
Usually I’ll just try to keep pushing through but the frustration can be overwhelming and stressful and, in my case, can lead to some pretty ugly temper tantrums. So, instead of letting that happen, I threw my arms up and said screw it…and took the day off.
In this house I’ve been really fortunate to have a space I can retreat to when things get a little crazy. Chuck calls it my Jumanji Room and I suppose it does have that kind of a vibe. I think this cabinet (built by my Great Uncle Bill) has a lot to do with that…it’s where my entertainment stash is. Top drawer is for when I need to write or read. The second drawer is for when I need to draw, colour, or sculpt. The third drawer is for when I need to photograph without stress. The bottom drawer is still waiting to be given a job.
After a few hours of just getting back to basics, it was time to make dinner. Remember, it started out as one of “those” days so I was worried that as soon as I tried to be productive it would start all over again. Luckily, we made it through okay. It was a simple fare…peas, quinoa salad, and lamb koftas (I just learned this word today from the recipe…basically it means little meatball) which were delicious!! Here’s the recipe.
Even though dinner was a success, there was still a lot of tension happening so we did the best thing possible and went for a bike ride to the beach to see what people had created today and found some neat new beach art. And to end off a bad day in a really good way, we went for a sunset drive.
Oh, hey, latest news on the Canada Day setup at the beach…the carnival rides were in motion tonight! I think they were testing everything out to make sure they’re ready for tomorrow. Carnival music? Check! Lots of flashing lights? Check!! Rides designed to make you seasick? Check and double check!! It’s almost go time now…stay tuned!