I have no crafting to report today, my night was long and painful. I had 2 companions that kept me pacing, albeit slowly, Sciatica and Insomnia.
I went to sleep very quickly after an earlyish night, 10:00 but woke hot and sticky at around 12:30 in not a little pain.
I made some Camomile Tea and washed my painkillers down with it, while I waited for the meds to kick in I just pootled around. After half an hour I went back to bed but instead of drifting off I just became more awake. More camomile tea and a biscuit, more sloping around for an hour, back to bed, rinse and repeat. Eventually I slipped into the arms of Morpheus around 4:30 and woke tetchy at 8:00. My head has been woolly all day and apart from walking and feeding Ben have done diddley squat.
The only good bit of my day has been reading my blog list and leaving a few comments, I did not leave many as it is hard to concentrate. A Simple Suffolk Smallholder is throwing a "feed 2 people on £20 for a week" challenge, I want to do this but it will probably be next week now.
I did manage to get down to see Maggie at lunch time for a visit, she is making some lovely jewellery and gave me a ring. I will get it photographed to share ASAP, I also have a bracelet and brooch that she has made for me. I love her work but have no interest in making it myself, at the moment.
While I was pacing last night I cast a critical eye over the house. It is in serious need of some TLC involving considerable quantities of paint and elbow grease. There are some small repairs that need attention, nothing major, now I knew these were all there but as with most things after a while you stop seeing them.
Once I get over the excitement of my quilting frame I will be pacing again with a note pad and pen. I aim to work through the house, room by room, until all the jobs are done. I have help lined up as decorating is not one of my strong points. I can choose colours, find the accessories and make the soft furnishings. But I can not get paint on a wall without patches, brush strokes and runs.
I know a man who can!
My garden is planned, in outline so I can change as I see fit, and I can do everything there.
My apple trees are budding up, the garlic, hardy herbs and overwintered onions are looking good and I will be sewing seeds soon, indoors for now, then outside in March.
My front garden will have a bigger central bed and new edging beds, all filled with edible decorative plants. I will grow early potatoes in builders buckets, that way I can harvest in small amounts for optimum freshness.
I am looking forward to the year unfolding, new crafting skills to be acquired and lots of good things from the garden. The house taking on a fresh, loved appearance. Days out exploring the area and visits to well known favourite places.
Now I must go and get ready for dinner, which is being cooked for me and smells wonderful.