Cover image by Viergacht

I just finished reading “First, We Make the Beast Beautiful” by Sarah Wilson. It’s the first book I’ve read, maybe ever, in which I was frantically taking notes while reading it. My spouse and I have been struggling with anxiety lately, and this book really got to me. I found the words and exercises very helpful, and I figured I’d share my rather unfocused notes with you. Maybe they’ll spark your interest and you’ll read the book too! I should note that I’m also seeing a therapist to help with my anxiety and depression. I wouldn’t want you to think that reading alone is a viable treatment for anxiety.

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Backyard Greenhouse

I just finished up a week long vacation in which I built a greenhouse in my backyard. I love DIY projects, the adventure, the problem solving, all of it! And I usually make a lot of mistakes. For example, the stone walk-way I built last year was dug too low, and I’ll have to raise it up this year. I’d love your opinions / critiques of my greenhouse-building process.

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Vintage Jetpack Sign

A few years back, my pal Stephen got us a Jetpack sign for our now deprecated office. I’ve finally painted the old sign, which now can be considered vintage because the logo has been redesigned. I used One Shot paints to make the logo and lettering nice and glossy, and I used standard flat interior paint for contrast. I’m pleased with the results, and I plan on gifting this shiny thing to Derek. ( He doesn’t read my blog, so I’m not really spoiling anything for him. )

Anyway, have a peak:

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