Monday, September 10, 2012
Good beginning-of-the-week morning!
We've had chilly mornings and cool days of sun and clouds.
Suddenly went down to 40s at night and 60s during the days. (Still been moving Karma's bed around--lol!)
One afternoon the clouds looked like a blanket of dirty cotton.
Sunday morning it was 39 degrees when I woke up! What the heck!? And yet today the prediction is 90. That's it. I figure Mother Nature is bipolar and has definitely gone off her meds. ;)
Meanwhile...I have totally been ignoring the bedroom since Dagan helped me with some boxes on Thursday.
I have my bedroom-blinders on from the time I open my eyes in the morning. I was in need of a body break...and it might continue for a few days more, actually.
Where are my blinders!
Dagan and Leah made it over on Thursday. Leah didn't arrive until about 8:30pm because she was still working, but Dagan helped me with filling and moving four boxes into the top of the hall closet. (I had Caroline take a lot of stuff down for me on Wednesday when she was here.) That was all I have done in there.
Dagan noticed how the new (cheap) bookcase's shelves are bowing under the weight of all the books.
When Leah came...well, they decided that they would go over to Lowe's and have them cut some wood shelves like we did for additional shelves for the other bookcases in the living room.
We haven't ever bothered to paint them or finish them if you noticed that in previous pictures of bookcases in the main room. AND...the cheapie bookcase came with plastic shelf holders, so Leah is going to pick up some more metal ones, too. I just have to hope the wood doesn't crack before they can get to Lowe's. So, I'll have to say I wouldn't recommend this bookcase if you actually plan to use it for books--LOL! (I got it for $67.00.)
Karma and I have been relaxing and resting these past few days.
Moving all those books almost set my back off on a kind of fibro-fixation. I won't do that again. Have to wait for more help with the bedroom when it comes to moving anything heavy around or putting boxes up in the top of the closets. I can call Dagan or Leah to stop by and move them for me when I am ready or wait till Caroline comes to clean. My back is feeling better after a few days rest...so a few more won't hurt. ;)
When I was still in college I took an art class where we had to sit on high, hard stools with no backs for 2 1/2 hour classes. Somehow the fibro fixated on my tailbone and just stayed there. (Not sciatica.) For over two years every time I went to stand up it felt like I was being stabbed with a very sharp knife or an ice pick and I had to sit with pillows. Constant extra sharp pain because the fibro had gotten set off and fixated on my be-hind!
The doctor said it could go away or stay forever. Fibro is just too unpredictable. He said it could shift to another place, too. Much to my joy and delight, it decided to gradually subside after a couple years.
Let's just say my lower back has always been very touchy (old accident) and I don't want the fibro to fixate on it or pay it any additional attention--LOL! Unrelenting focus...nope! Don't need that. Don't want to set it off. General all-over pain with the usual fibro areas being worse, but fluctuating...that's plenty for me. ;) That's why I am careful and try to pay close attention. But no matter how careful you are--you are still at the mercy of fibro's whims and unpredictability.
So when the tubs arrived from Amazon I just stuck stuff in them, but I didn't "organize"...which would have meant taking everything down and some things out of the bookcase, moving shelves (well I moved one just to fit something in) and doing a proper and thorough job of it. I just filled and shoved around.
My new Silks arrived, too. I never even took pictures yet...or even opened them to gaze upon all that luscious color. Just being good, doing my stretching exercises, meditation (relaxes the muscles), lazin' around with Karma...confining myself to light puttering...and things I have to do, like laundry. But I am thinking that after a month of organizing...maybe I should take some art time this week before I dive back in. Have my back and shoulders be sore from something a lot more fun. Not that I don't love to organize...but I am missing me some playtime. ;) Maybe I can even do one or both of the challenges (zendala & APR)--whoohoo! We'll see how my body feels about it. Regardless, I am being good and still on R&R for a while. :)
See you Thursday.
I am loving this fall weather!!
Enjoy your week. :):)
"Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. Why? Because it is all we ever have."