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Post shopping blues

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I clearly hava streak of shopaholic in me. I decided to give myself one of these babies for birthday:

Bought it online, it came yesterday and the postshopping blues is raging. I will have to build a house or something to justify this thing... in my defence I talked to a friend and we discussed having it togehter, she does a lot of wood work too... and this is me trying to downshift my life and get rid of some of my cluttering possesions....yet another thing to take care of. But I will admit that I love, loveit, it is beautiful and I don´t know if I have said before that I am really hooked on tools... I think it is because I grew up on a farm and as a kid we built a lot of stuff and always had to hammer the nails with stones or heavy sledge hammers and the screwdrivers were broken and the saws rusty and notsharpat all – as I grownup I have always loved having quality tools that are adequate for the thing I am doing... but it is also true that I do not do carpenter work that much after moving away from my farm...

I also had no energy for painting yesterday, I am falling behind my schedule, and my weak selfconfidence is showing. Food works ok but I have a hard time to eat as little as I would want, also a hard time to convince myself that I am still doing well.

Any pep talk would be appreciated...

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  • 1SALMON1
    I have FAITH in you! You deserve good tools (I love tools too) and you will get good use from this one. And you will finish your painting and floor projects beautifully. The schedule is a good thing but not set in stone; I have a schedule to lose 7 pounds by year end and I may not make it - might not get there till mid January - but I will get there! - and so will you! Just give that big old birthday present a hug and tell it you're glad it came to live with you! Most happiest of Happy Birthdays!
    1615 days ago
    "Food works okay" That's GREAT! I understand it's hard for you to feel comfortable with okay. You can maintain your food at this level, even while other areas are slipping a bit. Stick with food working okay while you work on catching up with your schedule. You can do it! Have faith in yourself. You're a strong woman.
    1616 days ago
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    1616 days ago
    I have a fairly good tool box; not this saw, but I have to say I've thought about it! Like you it's weighing storage issues against how much I would use it. It looks like it should be bolted to a table or bench but my DD did fine with a similar one using it on the floor as she trimmed out her ceilings in her living and dining rooms.
    Like you I am pretty self reliant and living single; that makes having quality tools essential. I smile as I remember my gentlemen neighbors almost panicking when they saw me out in the yard cutting a hole in my garage door to make a doggy door! But, I did it and it turned out well and made me feel great. If memory serves me, you've tackled some significant projects yourself since you've been blogging here! Enjoy your gift to yourself; it will last for a lifetime!
    My shopaholic buy yesterday was much less significant; an electric pencil sharpener--I've already really enjoyed it! I'm a pencil person!
    1616 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/21/2013 9:07:42 AM
    WOW that is one Cool Tool, and if you actually will use it ,it is worth it, and maybe you can rent it out?

    PEP. yes you can and will do really well.You have worked so hard at this ,and it seems food is at least under control, and your food blogs might help besides I liked the nice food photos emoticon

    I know motivation is an up/down thing, try to look ahead at what you want to be .
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    1616 days ago
    Take a few moments to decide exactly what you want to do.
    1616 days ago
    So can you maybe send the tool back? Or, rent / lend it to others?

    Pep talk: you are doing okay with food and that's great. Remember how desperate you were to lose weight and how hard you worked. It's an accomplishment. I'd like to encourage to post more again about what you are eating and how it's going with exercise. That often helps to motivate yourself and to feel better.
    1616 days ago
    What are your reasons (feelings) for putting off painting? Decide if they outweigh the benefits of how good you will feel when it's done.

    Sounds like your true passion lies with your woodworking skills. I imagine it must be hard to resist the urge to abandon the painting in favor of playing with your new toy. I know I would.
    1616 days ago
    It is good to see someone else that appreciates tools. I love them. I have my own tools box sitting right beside my husbands. LOL
    1616 days ago
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