Today was another for the books. I stepped on the scales and found that I’d dropped to 205 lbs! That’s a really good thing. I think the movement, drinking water and eating less is finally starting to pay off. That’s five pounds down from my previous 210 in February, before I started this who Journey.
For those faithful readers: Yes, I know I’ve done this before. Yes, I know I’ve lost that much and then gained it back. But the days a ticking and I’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there (and suddenly I’m singing in my head the fantastic ’70’s classic, East Bound and Down).
Having taken the day off from work, I decided to spend my time doing something that would just be fun and not considered work. And so I rolled out the table saw and started pulling together pieces of lumber. Six hours later and I’d created my first Bonsai stand. I have two other active and healthy plants and will eventually build two more stands that will be staggered and varying heights near this version. I think I might try to start a fourth Bonsai with a pine later this summer. If that’s the case, I’ll need to build a fourth stand but it will be a different style and be set in a different area of the yard.
I am anything but a craftsman; the corners don’t all line up and there are gaps in the wood. I spilled the glue and slopped the paint. But it was still a fun diversion and that was the goal.
Tomorrow, we visit with family for an early Father’s Day and so it was good to be active without killing myself.
Oh, I also mowed my yard, the neighbor’s yard and I cut down a willow tree in my yard and chopped it into a million pieces. My kids gave me a grill for Father’s Day but by the time they put it together, it was too dark to get a picture of it. That will have to wait for tomorrow. Good night.