Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Bed, Back and my Big To-Do List
This being the bed. It's lovely, isn't it? It's been some time in the making. I first saw it on Ezibuy a year and a half ago. At the time, it was winter in NZ, but summer in Japan, so I didn't need it yet, and thought I could wait until it went on sale at the end of the season, just in time for Japanese winter. But when that time came, it had sold out. By then, I really wanted it! I actually searched the world looking for another set with just the right jewel tone of burgundy, and in cotton, and not too expensive; I found a lot of wonderful things, but nothing that ticked all those boxes. So when it returned last NZ winter/Japanese summer, I quickly snapped it up, and had it sent to my mother's, as they don't send interior goods overseas. And there it waited until Christmas, when I got Kanji to bring it back in his luggage. That was a month ago - I spent last month spending every spare minute on the Journal, and didn't have time to make this bed. Plus it was too cold! I've been sleeping in the other, heated room!
My back: ouch! Not sure what I did, it hurts by the right shoulder blade when I look over the left shoulder (ie, backing the car!). I did this the first time when I was pregnant with Lena, bloody loose ligaments. And once again a year or two ago. It'll go away soon.
This morning at work, a co-worker was asking me what I was planning to do with the rest of my day after I finished work, so I checked and counted and told him I had 22 things on my to-do list! I forged ahead and got numbers 23 - 26 done. Yep, I found more stuff that needed doing in the few minutes between talking to him and heading home! 23 being shopping for dinner, 24 was laundry, 25 was tidying the bedroom and making up the above bed, and 26 - cleaning honey off my stuff. Another packaging failure, this time, a plastic carton of clover honey spilled all through my box, luckily not on the books, mostly on the other foodstuffs. I cleaned some things, re-packaged others, wrapped some in glad-wrap. I don't know if it was customs opening it or if it just sprung open itself, but honey from now on will be added to the list of things that MUST be taped shut, wrapped in glad-wrap and sealed in a ziplock bag before packing!