I replaced all my furniture last week, and it’s like being in a new place right now. And since I acquire so much for free in life, I don’t mind paying it forward by giving a lot away too. This time I put a mountain of stuff out to the curb: a bed frame, a table, lamps, sofas, books, kitchen and bath supplies, a snowblower, a wood chipper, a bicycle, computer parts, Christmas decorations, electronics and miscellaneous items – you name it. I posted it on Craigslist and it was all gone by the next morning.
So that’s more stuff off my list, and I crossed off a few others as well. I went to my first bar trivia night. I went to goat yoga (as seen below). I don’t even really give a shit about yoga, I just wanted to frolic with goats. Another highlight was the female-to-male ratio of 25:1. But I was still more interested in the goats, who in turn were keenly interested in my water bottle. No sooner had I sat down did three of them clamber over me, trying to eat the plastic label. Talk about getting up close and personal.
Now I’m busy preparing my fall bucket list, even though it’s still technically summer for another week. A week from today I’m jetting out to California (has it really been two years since I was there?) When I come back I’m going apple picking, going to a haunted house, going on a haunted river paddle, hosting my first ever party for Halloween, and taking trips to Block Island, Old Saybrook and of course NYC. And now that my car is up and running again, I’m thinking about getting a second one. Maybe even a classic car. That would be nice.
I’m gradually retooling this blog (as some of you have already noticed from the updated blog title). There’s going to be a new focus over time and a streamlining of old posts. I’ve also taken down my Descent Into Dadness blog. It’s not getting the readership I’d hoped for, it’s not coming together the way I’d like, and I just don’t feel I should be airing dirty laundry – even if I have changed names and other information to protect privacy. So that’s that.
And… I lied again. I always swore that Facebook would be as far as I’d go with social media, but I broke down recently and joined Instagram. I thought it would be a good way to document my fitness journey. As a result I’m more inspired and motivated than ever, especially now that I know people are watching and following. I’ve made new connections, and in fact I’m actually talking to someone new at the moment…