A simple day

There isn’t much to report about in my world today, and it has been a rather pleasant day so far. I’m happy to say that I woke up with nearly no depression, and it has mostly stayed that way throughout the day. I’m exhausted, as per usual, but in fairly good spirits.

I’m having new ideas as to how to make my resin pendants look nicer than they currently do, and this is making me excited. I was putting several pendants that I made a couple of days ago, and I noticed a few things almost immediately which didn’t make me happy. One thing was that the rings I have been using to attach the pendant to the cord don’t look very nice and they don’t function well. Prying each one open and attempting to close it back into a perfect circle really hasn’t worked out for me, which leaves it looking rather thrown together. I’ve thought of a possible good solution, I hope. Another thing I have noticed is the cord that I use – it ends up making the necklace as a whole seem rather cheap, and like I didn’t put too much effort into the overall design. The cord itself doesn’t look bad, but it also doesn’t allow for the very lightweight pendant to lay nicely. I have improvements in mind that I hope will make for a much better finished product. I ordered a bulk spool of stainless steel ball chain (with connectors included), which should hang nicer and look a lot better. I’m planning to open my Etsy shop in another week or so, and I am starting to get serious about making things to stock my shop with. It’s great feeling the motivation to create things and start my shop. Since the chain won’t be here for another week and a half (approximately), so I’ll have time to practice the other solution I have for the attachment rings.

My husband is considering changing jobs. He likes the job he has now, but it wears him down both body and mind. He already doesn’t have the best skeletal structure (due to various injuries, and having what he calls an “old man’s body”), and he’s always in pain long before he gets off work every day. Luckily he has been prescribed a pain medication to help him manage during the day, but that doesn’t usually last him through the entire day. The thought of him changing jobs is stressful but also exciting. He’s thinking about trucking (regional and possibly local, not long haul) which is something he has considered in the past. We both think he would be very good at it. He loves to drive and has always been comfortable with driving larger or very awkward vehicles. With trucking he could make a lot more money than what he makes now. It would be really nice to be able to pay down our debts and pay off a few things. It would also be cool to own a house one day – hopefully something with some land, which isn’t too hard to come by where we live. I love him to death; I want to see him happy and healthy, and I don’t want his job to wreck his body. We had discussed him going to college, but there are a lot of things that wouldn’t really work out well for him (aside from the financial side of it). Overall I’m proud of him and I worry about him. I’ll support him in what he chooses, and I’m happy he is starting on this path.

I don’t have much else I need to accomplish today which is nice. There are other things I could do, but are not necessary for today. I’m so damn tired today so I’m taking it a little easy. We were busy this morning with doing the final trimming on our plants and jarring the product. We’ve done a few other things today, but mostly it has been a lovely day off with my husband.

Since I woke up feeling good and have been feeling consistently alright today, I’m probably going to try decreasing my Abilify tomorrow. We’ll see how it goes.

That’s really it for right now!

Hope everyone is having a good day.

Stay insane, friends


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