I didn’t know that my last post was going to totally make my day. I found a huge cache of 1970’s images. I’m so happy! Now I can rebuild my lost image archive. To be honest, I was really sad about losing that USB drive; I spent a year saving and archiving all the images I collected.
I use all those old vintage ads and pictures for inspiration. When I buy vintage dishware or sewing/knitting/crochet patterns, I use old advertisements to help me coordinate what I’m going to buy. They help me plan craft projects or even help me decide how I wear my hair and make-up (which of course, is 70’s inspired). I feel like my old self again; back on track and not having to dig through old archives for pictures when I need them.
I found out yesterday from the doctor that there is absolutely nothing wrong with me. I am as fit as a fiddle. My low-level pain is caused by exercise. In October 2010 when I first quit smoking (my official quit smoking date is February 14, 2011), I decided to start the Couch-to-5K running plan. That’s when I first noticed the pain which at the time was very minor. It’s gotten a bit worse over the last 1.5 years as I’ve mostly stuck to a regular workout routine.
The pain happened because I was an out-of-shape smoker trying to get in shape. Not to mention my gallbladder and liver surgeries a decade ago that left scarring. The remedy is to keep exercising. Only by getting in shape and really strengthening my core will I fix this issue. Now that I know what’s going on I can manage the pain.
So two good reasons to be happy today. I can rebuild my image archive, and also go back to just doing my thing and exercising and not worry that I may require surgery. For today, at least, it’s all good.