Yet again my desk has nothing to show for WOYWW this week. I had fully intended to do some art, but again, busyness got in the way, and I haven’t done anything in the studio. I’m writing this late Tuesday evening.
I have various ideas in the pipeline, and I shall shortly be posting about the redecoration of our sitting room which is nearly complete – this is the major project at the moment – in the meantime I can show you the stencil I cut:
and this is what the stencilling looked like on the first bit of wall (as of Monday night):
Gary has now completed it all, bar half the long wall opposite the fireplace. With the white walls replacing the dull cream, the room is already looking a lot brighter, and once we get the new chandelier and everything is back in place, I think the room is going to be a lot nicer in every way, less cluttered, brighter, and more inviting. We are quite enjoying using Mum’s sitting room while all this is going on, as it is at the back of the house and gets the afternoon sun, and has direct access to the garden, and I think we may be using it more in the summer. I am planning to put some excess furniture in there from our sitting room to reduce the clutter – we’ve already moved one large armchair through and it’s made a big improvement.
I haven’t photographed today’s decorating progress because I’ve been poorly all day – I woke up this morning with a headache and a feeling that the bed was turning over and over – this vertigo did not improve for the rest of the day but is better now, I think – as long as I sit still and don’t move my head too much, and walking around is a pretty hazardous business – thank goodness for my mobility aids!!
I got up after lying in bed for a while, and felt very nauseous, and during the morning I was sick twice. Fortunately the headache pills I took first thing had had a chance to work. Once Gary arrived and got stuck in to the decorating, I took myself off back to bed again and stayed till mid-afternoon, and slept quite a bit of the time. When I got up I was feeling hungry and have eaten normally for the rest of the day – my dear hubby went and got us a nice ready meal from Marks & Spencer’s to save me cooking, and some delicious ice cream as a treat. I am sure I shall be fine in the morning.
I have no idea what this was – maybe a mild inner ear infection, although I have had no earache or tinnitus – just one of those weird things. My hubby has got a cold at the moment and I’ve been doing my best to avoid catching it, but maybe I picked up something from him, I don’t know.
Every time I intend to get back to making art, something seems to get in the way and prevent it. I have been far too busy lately and got very tired and spent as much time as I was at home over the weekend, resting and sleeping and trying to catch up, and was starting to feel better until today.
Ah well, these things are sent to try us, I suppose.
Phoebe, our younger cat, had another epileptic seizure a week ago on Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday) and the vet said if she had another within the following month she would have to consider increasing her medication. She had another one this evening, so we shall be phoning tomorrow to let them know. The poor little thing is so distressed and disoriented by it and I just cuddle her afterwards and try to reassure her and I can feel her little heart pounding. It’s very distressing to watch.
Wishing everyone a happy WOYWW and lots of lovely creativity in the week ahead, and let’s hope Shoshi actually manages to do some art this week!!!