Category: Dear Diary

  • April 3, 2024

    Whatever I’m working on ends up on my desk, as if my mind is offloading whatever it is carrying onto it. As the days pass, there’s less space for me to write my morning pages, rest my elbow, and put a cat who’s come to visit me. I’ll eventually hit a tipping point and stop…

  • April 2, 2024

    It may not look like much but this box gave me a good run. It still needs to be sanded.

  • March 31, 2024

    Nearing the end of each month, I look ahead to the next month as an opportunity to start the things I wanted to have started already. At some point, I just have to accept that starting at any time, the 15th, 22nd, 31st, or 7th, is the right time to start. I attach an importance…

  • March 29, 2024

    There’s a different satisfaction that comes from working for yourself. Since I woke up today, I’ve been working on something. As ever, I was hoping to get to the shop but ended up getting things done on the computer.

  • March 28, 2024

    It’s impossible to know how what you’re doing will have an impact on your future. There’s no better argument for living a life full of experiences. You may very well need to draw from any one of them later in life.

  • March 27, 2024

    One of the nice things about having a 3D printer and laser engraver at home is that I can come up with an idea and see it through fairly quickly. I sat down to work on something this evening and ended up making a mobile for a colleague who is going on maternity leave. The…

  • March 26, 2024

    Going to professional development sessions is always a good reminder of what it’s like to be a student sitting in class. All day, I just stared at the instructor with a look that said, “What the actual fuck are you on about?” I could tell she understood by the way she spoke directly to me,…

  • March 25, 2024

    There’s something up. Last week, I forgot to do my hair in the morning. This morning, I forgot my car. We woke up early on Saturday morning. It was a couple hours of sleeping in, but it still nearly killed both of us. Saturday afternoon was spent in bed. I went to the shop in…

  • March 23, 2024

    It’s been a slow day but I did manage to make it to the shop. I just finished working on this pen: It’s gotten cold again so the shop is a bit frigid. Another Saturday night.

  • March 22, 2024

    You never know it was spring…

  • March 21, 2024

    Today is Navroz, the new year, timed to fall on, or right next to, the spring equinox. To celebrate, the world has given us negative double-digit weather and grey, moody skies. Our winter was mild. Spring has yet to be sprung.

  • March 20, 2024

    I got marked older on Monday when I picked up my new glasses. Both pairs.