Things are better than ever at home. Since I started my vision board, and I mean really putting a lot of mental effort (well, it's more like mental fun really) into it, plus raising my happiness level in a practiced way every morning I'm just a new man. I'm open to new things. I am ready to go camping with the family. I want to be near my wife, I want to be close to her, I want to communicate better. I'm more inquisitive rather than judging. I am asking questions. How can I be a better husband (Tamie gave me a list, and I must admit that I actually laughed out loud at one of the items).
I've read some really good books recently:
- The Jackrabbit Factor (a digestible version of law of attraction)
- Ask and it is Given (brilliant, and worth reading six times)
- The Big Leap (major breakthroughs here)
- Change Your Questions, Change Your Life
- Hold still, I'm trying to bless you. (What Providence is saying to me now)
- Snowflakes don't need to be directed where to fall. (Just let it happen)
Stuffed, and beaten down with the heat of the day, and general exhaustion from the week (like I work really hard right?) I just got home and collapsed. My son Griffin (8 years) came in wanting to play some Pokemon and I was really just tired and wanted to rest. But my policy is "I always have time for my kids" so I had him set up the mat next to the bed and I just played him like that. He had a good time like kids always do. He shook my hand and thanked me for the game. His sportsmanship is really improving.
At this moment I am still working off a succession of huge meals. This must be what a python feels like. I got up, took a shower, scrubbing my body thoroughly, and drank a lot of water and put on some of my favorite relaxing music.
I think it's the peanut butter bars my wife bought two nights ago. Those things are so heavy.
This last week I've been working with Kellie on the webstore, which has been a challenge to get it set up right, but once it's done it will be a work for the ages. Kellie is new to the company and is a delight to work with. We are both very expressive and quick with an off-hand comment. Can't describe it better. For example, if I pass by her desk she will sometimes narrow her eyes and track me. If I make eye contact she says "I'll kill ya". Definitely a character in the show.
As for wargaming, I got my Eldar out to assembly over the weekend, so those will be ready to paint on Monday. The azure High Elves are mostly painted and are due in this coming Wednesday so this next week is going to be a good week for Shawn. I'm hoping to get in a game with the Eldar with upcoming Friday. Oh, man that's exciting.
This last weekend we spent an entire day as a family catching up on like two years of yard work. We cleared the weeds, hauled off the oddball lumber, and got the sprinkler system up and running. Today my wife and I will be replacing about six sprinkler heads. I really love family life, the entire family working in one place.
The back porch is still a travesty. I painted it last year, cleaning and priming for prep, but all that paint just flaked off come spring. It killed my heart to see it. And the hot tub is still in a state of disrepair, we don't even know if it can be revived. It would make me so happy to see it in good condition again, the family out there playing around. I can see it in my mind. An immense sense of satisfaction overwhelms my entire being as I step into the world that I created...