I’ve been making quite a bit of progress on my Day Zero Project list lately, so I wanted to make an update post about it. First off, here’s something kind of cool. I completed #50 on my Day Zero list, but it was also my 50th thing to accomplish! Yep! I’m proud to say that in less than one year’s time I’ve scratched 50 things off of my list. #50 happens to be “Buy a real steel boned corset”. I did! I got this one from EdenFantasys, and I was SUPER surprised at how high quality it was. For $52 I was expecting just another decorative corset, this was anything but.
I’ve wanted a corset for a long time. I enjoy bondage and I thought that a corset would feel marvelous. I was totally right. Once I buttoned the front, Master had me stand against a wall and he pulled the strings in tightly. I really, really loved the feeling of being cinched in. Not only that, but after measuring my waist was down 2.5 inches. I seriously didn’t expect that from a $50 corset. I’m in love! (Oh, and if you want to get one of your own, use the code G5U at the checkout and you’ll get 15% off your order…)
I’ve also been working a LOT on #38 which is “Finish Master’s Blanket”. This one has been really hard for me, because I started making it, and about a month after I began I seriously injured my wrist. It has taken until very recently to be mostly back to normal, though it still isn’t. For the past two years I would stitch maybe 50-100 stitches and have to put the blanket down because of my wrist. In the past few weeks though I’ve been able to add a few rows per day (if time allows). It’s nice for time to be the problem, and not my wrist though.
I mentioned to Master that I think this blanket will take the biggest time commitment of everything on my list, but also that if I keep going at this pace, it’ll be done by his birthday. :) I’m going to try anyway. That’d give me about 7 months if nothing crazy happens in the meantime.
I’ve also been working on #48, which is “Become a confident enough driver that I’m not too scared to drive alone”. Which has been hard for me. I’ve never really LOVED driving alone, but it’s something I’d always been able to do. I used to drive on the highway to get to work alone every day with no issues. Ever since that small accident we had a few months ago though I am literally panicking anytime I am in a car, let alone driving. :( It’s crazy. I used to ask Master if I could drive places, but now I don’t really. He loves to drive, so he isn’t exactly worried about me not driving. Driving is fun for him. He has been working with me on overcoming this fear though, and usually “volunteers” me to drive when we have to go places which are close by. I don’t like doing it – but like I said before – I really think if you don’t like doing a task that just means you SHOULD be doing it more. Once I’m rid of this nervousness I’ll probably start liking it again. Last night I was making cauliflower when I realized I forgot to get lemon at the store the other day. We had to go out. I actually asked Master if I could be the one to drive down to the Safeway, and he said he was so proud of me for asking if I could, instead of being too scared or waiting for him to volunteer me. I really think that this is awesome progress. :) I’ll get there.
There’s other things I’m working on, but those are the main ones I’ve made progress in. :) Things have been going wonderfully for us here, with the exception of a piece of bad news we got last night. We were laying in bed when Master got a text message from his bother. I guess Master’s mom fell down at her house and broke her shoulder and is in the hospital. We don’t know if she will need surgery or anything yet, but she has been through so many surgeries this year that if she does have to go in, I’m not too worried. Oh, and her surgeries have not been for anything life threatening, luckily. Shoulder maintenance, knee maintenance, that sort of thing. I do hope she recovers quickly. Poor Master. :( We are both looking forward to our vacation coming up starting this Friday night. <3