Yesterday I spent quite a bit of time priming a rumpus room cabinet for painting. I’ve got nothing against the current finish – stained yellow wood – it just doesn’t quite go with the built-ins by the fireplace, which are white. As Mister and I have a lot of color in our house, white cabinets are neutral and won’t compete.


Anyhoo – I was priming away and before I knew it, hours had passed. My shoulders were achy from reaching up (the cabinet is connected to the ceiling) and I was a bit tired. But you know the best part? Aside from getting the whole thing primed, inside and out? I was completely chill. The focus on the priming served as meditation and left me with a still mind, in a lovely state of calm.


Many of us spend so much time on our computers that we forget what it’s like to perform manual labor. It’s really not bad, I swear. If the smile on my face is any testament, it’s downright healthy even. I like to think so anyway. Of course, all I did was prime one small cabinet. I still have to paint the thing and prime and paint the larger cabinets around the corner. I’ll get back to you after those tasks, to let you know if my sunny disposition is still intact.


I’m not making any promises.

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