I'm stiff and sore this morning. You might remember that I worked yesterday, and you might be thinking that I must have done something really exciting at work to warrant my back and neck pain today...
The truth is that several weeks ago while The Hater was gone on a trip I discovered the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby and picked up a couple of paint-by-number projects. The process really intrigues me, and it's been a great way for me to detach myself from everything else to concentrate on painting, albeit a paint-by-number.
My first one was a pot of pansies, which I think would make a great addition to any garage wall. Yesterday I almost finished one called "House Sitting", in which a cat is eyeing some bird-candy. It's not finished yet, but I'm sure it will be garage-worthy, too. You can't expect higher decorating standards for kits that cost $3 and $5, respectively.
So I stood over it for too long yesterday, playing. I finally went to bed last night when my neck was so tired I could hardly hold it up. I'm hard core like that. Soon I will smell of the heaven that is Icy Hot, and then I will attempt to finish my weekend-by-number masterpiece.
My next project should be to design a set of books called Life-by-Number. I think they could be like the Idiot's Guide to - books, but more classy. Or one big book with lots of chapters about how to do different things. I think it's a great idea, but right now I'm going to be partial to anything that involves a neutral neck position.
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