I had an awesome day, and it’s not only because my Star Wars: The Force Awakens pillowcases arrived from pottery barn kids. My new mattress arrived too and was fun to unbox. The second I cut the plastic it was wrapped in, it began expanding. It’s a hybrid with spring coils and memory foam combined into what I hope will be the ultimate sleeping experience. I’ll settle for good enough, however. I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed springs until I started bouncing on it a bit ago. It’s currently -11°F windchill with a 9°F actual temperature. I like to look at the night sky and identify constellations, but tonight I didn’t bother.
My cat has me trained so well. Amelia Bedelia stands in front of her bowl and looks at me when she wants a treat. I would say it’s cute, but part of me suspects that’s what she thinks when I give her the snack. I rescheduled with the same guy to come back and help me with the Jenga tower of spider web laced boxes in my parking space. I told him why I want him to do it, in case he also has arachnophobia, but he doesn’t. I’ve killed a spider this year already. That’s enough progress for now.
I saw the Lego Ewok Village on Amazon today for $249, (it’s huge). The Lego Ewoks are adorable. I love putting the kits together, but I won’t be getting it. I think what I love is following the pictographic instructions. It reminds me of when I was first learning to write code. I copied lots of code from magazine subscriptions to my Apple IIe. Completing a Lego kit feels as good as building a PC. Something about building in a manner simple enough to allow my mind to wander at the same time appeals to me. It’s right up there with repetitive motion. I realized I stim in my sleep. That amuses me on many levels and makes me feel proud of myself for using self-care, even when I’m completely vulnerable in a dream. I’m off to read.