My cat has reoccurring ear infection and it has been suggested to start her on a hypoallergenic diet. I can’t afford that kind of cat food and still meet my savings goals for the alpaca farm dream. I decide she must need a more natural diet. Even though I live in public housing there are forest elements that leave a lot of little game like squirrels running around everywhere, like, free for the taking… Hmmm… So if I hunt with some of this time I have I can meet the goal of feeding my cat, killing time, and staying on budget. What to hunt with? I am a convicted felon and am not allowed to own a gun in top of the fact that I don’t really care to. This leaves sling shot kinds of choices and trapping. Trapping sounds cool, sorta passive in the waiting game, and involves building traps = fun and building things from trash is something I do well. A trip to the library gets me a cool book on hunting, trapping, and foraging! Colleen points out that they do sell pre-dead meat at the grocery store, which I am ashamed to admit had not actually crossed my mind yet. So, cool, plan 2 gets Saorise eating cleaner sooner, but now I am into this hunting for the cat plan. I don’t eat meat so didn’t give much of a crap about this till it mattered to one of my tribe.
I have a lot of problems right now that I don’t want to detail but involve morality, parenting, the school system, mental illness, co-parenting, and the law. Just, breathe… I need a useless battle with some squirrels to distract me but also teach me to strategize in my bigger problems. Last year I listened to The Art of War. I think it needs to be revisited as it relates to my current problems, realizing my roar needs to be a hum, and how to hunt squirrels. If memory serves from a past job where a coworker had problems in a new house with squirrels and moles then this is going to get good. He introduced me to this YouTube channel where this guy hunts rats in his barn and uses all kinds of past or abstract traps to see how they work with night vision cameras. It was so cool.
Anyway, when doing sobriety gets old or thick, what is your latest bullshit whimsy that keeps you sane and feeling alive while meeting the restrictions of your life?