06 October 2010

& posie has fallen off her trusty workaholic steed at the last hurdle . . .

Greetings all,
This will be the last post on the children's school holiday tidy up, redecorate & relocate for now.  The furniture hasn't arrived & i'm at a stalemate with how i felt at 3a.m. when i left my son's room like this, with a migraine - this was as good as it was going to get for the boy for now.
Two of my favourite things in the world - a trusty Dyson vacuum & super stylish Little Nest mini-e Chair & Ottoman.  FYI Sam from Little Nest hasn't asked me to plug her products, i just thoroughly believe in promoting what & who you love!!  'tis how we mums in business roll.  The detail, quality & design are amazing, keepsakes for sure!!
 So while this workaholic mummy isn't quite finished - curtains need to be made, furniture chosen/ delivered/ assembled . . . & i desperately need to rest my hands.  I have carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands, i sleep in metal hand splints (yeah baby, sexy as, no wonder my husband has spent less than 20 days at home this year) & scrubbing walls & sorting a billion Lego pieces has left me in agony.  Basically when i was 28 & pregnant with my 4th child, my carpal tunnel would leave me numb, unable to hang out nappies in the morning or pick up my twin toddlers, it was painful.  Surgery is an option, but i'd rather play princess & stop when they hurt for now.  Something to watch you crafty handmade types - i have the hands of an 80y.o. leather factory worker, i blame 6 years of scribbling notes at University & hand quilting & changing half a million cloth nappies - all repetative strain acts, hmmm, how do you get compensation or sue yourself??
So good time for a break & trip to Sydney to meet up with my husband (on his way home from Brisbane) spend more time with my elderly parents, visit friends & IKEA.  I'm not kidding, sometimes it hurts to hold the steering wheel when my carpal tunnel is messing with me.
  Does anything beat white leather & walnut 1960's style??
While blogger is messing with my images, i'll leave it here.  Seeing the boy is the last child, he has been lumped with all the toys from his siblings collective childhood.  I could cull more but he genuinely still plays with everything in turn, why ditch them now??  Anyway, this is all inside his wardrobe, who else is going to see them when the doors are shut?? 
Any one else have a wardrobe full of those giant black school art folios folders, they are so heavy with sharp corners & no child can lift them!!??  Owww, i have scrapes down my shins to prove it from 6 of the bloody folders.
So as i tidy up the boxes in the garage, pack for Sydney & lug 4 garbage bags of goods to charity, i bid you a lovely weekend.  I will be having dinner with my husband on Saturday night, in a real restaurant with make up & heels on, ahhhhhh, love Posie

12 comments:

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Lucky son to have such a lovely chair!

I feel your carpal tunnel pain! Have a great break.

Little Ted Canvas said...

You so deserve to be wined & dined & a chance to get all dressed up glam! I hope the break helps the pain, it must be shocking..have a fun weekend!

Linda said...

hope you are feeling better soon I am sure you will after such a wonderful weekend. I always get exhausted just reading your blog!!

Steph said...

You poor love! I too have rather scary hands now....they used to be quite nice :( So sorry I haven't popped in for a while...sickness and all. LOvely to hear that hubby is home (well sort of home) and sad to read about your Nanna. Your redecorating looks like a whale of a time but rest those little fingers miss! Hope you have a grand and pain free weekend :) x x

JANE said...

Oh, gosh, what a week, Posie! Have a fabulous dinner and see how long you can go without talking about the children! So sorry to hear about your carpal tunnel pain. J x

Kristy said...

Posie - I love reading your blog - it inspires me to finish more of my UFO's! You should look into keyhole surgery to have your carpal tunnel fixed - might make it easier in the long run. Hope you enjoy your weekend with your husband!

clare's craftroom said...

I hope you have a lovely time ! Watch it in those heels though .

Gillian said...

Go easy on the lippy with those dodgy hands of yours possum. No need to be looking like Dame Edna no matter how goooorgeous she is.

Kellie Collis said...

Wonderful chair! I'm afraid my hands are going to be the same sooner or later. Have a lovely day, Kellie xx

Wendy said...

How old is your son that you're willing to give him a chair like that? Mine would Sharpie it into oblivion before the first fortnight was over! Feel better...

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh i should confirm that we are a texta free household, zero textas & the couple of marker pens & sharpies i have are kept out of reach!! Love Posie

NessaKnits said...

IMO, Parker teak chairs and black vinyl beat white leather and walnut, but that's just my opinion.