I've done something silly. I've hurt my back. Right across the top of my *whispers* bottom.
I think I overdid things a little last week - weeding, carpet and sofa cleaning, frenzied paintwork scrubbing, blah blah blah. With hindsight, I should have spent the weekend taking it easy and giving my poor muscles a break but I've never been one to shirk a challenge. Particularly when it comes from my children and is laced with slight mockery. That challenge? To twerk! Oh yes, if Miley Cyrus and Harry Styles can do it (feel free to Google for videos if you so fancy), then so can I!!!
Anyway, I did a pretty good job of twerking even if I do say so myself and there was an undeniable
appalled impressed expression on the Blondies' faces as I gyrated my booty. However ... fast forward three days and here I am, still as stiff as a board and in a lot of discomfort. Bugger.
Monday I was almost immobile. Yesterday and today a little better.
Hey-ho. I've prescribed myself another reasonably gentle day, some of it in a semi-horizontal position, in my favourite place.
I love my bedroom. It's my mismatched sanctuary. Thank goodness D is so easy going - he's perfectly happy to sleep in a sea of feminine bits and bobs. The only time he gets cranky is when an errant crochet hook (or worse, pair of scissors) works it's way under the bed covers and stabs him awake!
Have I ever shown you my little portable bamboo bed table? If you're like me and your bed is not just for sleeping, do consider getting one - they're inexpensive and readily available on Amazon. Everybody in the house borrows mine. It's perfect for laptops (stops them getting too hot) and crafty projects, not to mention lazy Sunday breakfasts.
I made the cover for that cushion you can see there. It's lovely and firm and has been doing a super job of supporting my poor back. The fabrics I used are all a linen-mix, hence the creases. Sewing doesn't come terribly naturally to me; I'm very slow but I think I'm reasonably neat. I fell in love with the turquoise rose print the second I saw it.
My little woolly hot water bottle has also been earning it's keep. Nicki (Homebird) and I did a little Christmas swap last year and this was one of the gorgeous handmade things she sent. Isn't it lush? I'm sure she'll be delighted to learn it's been balancing prettily on my derriere for the last few days!!!
We have two pictures in the bedroom. This one is my favourite. I bought it last Christmas from a dear little art gallery cum coffee shop in Mevagissey, Cornwall. I lie in bed and gaze at it and, if I concentrate hard enough, I really can hear the call of the seagulls and the clanking of the fishing boats.
The other picture hangs directly above our bed. It's a Katie Daisy print. Gosh, I love her designs.
In fact, I also have a Katie Daisy postcard pinned to my mirror. Just a little affirmation if I ever need it!
We have an egg-yolk yellow bathroom, just off the bedroom. I designed the little stained glass window above the door and a local lady made it for me, some years ago. This is what I can see from my prone position on the bed if the bathroom door is wide open. In fact, it's where D and I have some of our loveliest chats - one of us in the bath and the other in bed.
Then, of course, there is our wonderful bed. D's parents bought it for us about sixteen years ago. I think we're on our second mattress. It's sooooo comfy.
I don't love, love our lampshades. They're wobbly and slightly irritating. They're fine for now though.
So a slightly random meander around my bedroom today but really an excuse to pop by, wave and say "hello" to you.