Odd Girl


Again with the insomnia! No deep, dark complex dynamics going on here – I just killed my back earlier this evening, doing some housework – and I’m up with the pain of it and waiting for the Vicodin to kick in. I totally despise taking Vicodin.

I know, I know – I’m crazy. Most people I talk to love the stuff. But me? I can’t tolerate it and only take it when I absolutely, absolutely have to. It wreaks havoc with my stomach BIG TIME, gives me the jitters and makes me feel blechy. Mostly, it’s a toss up for me. When I’m having pain – I have to make the decision as to whether or not I want to tolerate the pain? Or deal with the side effects of the Vicodin.

Tonight – the Vicodin won.

I’ve always been that way with drugs, though. When I was younger – I tried pot. I hated the way it made me feel – so never did it again. Same with alcohol. I’ll have a drink here and there. I adore red wine. I have an ongoing love affair with Bailey’s Irish Cream. I go ga-ga over Dr. McGuillicudy’s in my hot cocoa. Sometimes I have a craving for an ice cold beer. But to drink excessively? I just can’t do it – – I hate the way it makes me feel.

I’d make a horrible junkie.

While Chris was gone this past week – I spent my time decorating the house a bit. We moved in here last June – and I’ve been trying to make this place cozy and comfy ever since. It’s overwhelming because it’s such a big place – – I look around and it’s hard to know where to start.

So, I decided to do one room at a time – rather than try and get it all done at once and do this kind of sporadic, impulsive home decor shopping. I decided to work on one room at a time until I finished.

This past week it’s been our bathroom that’s right off our bedroom. I decided to go for a Far Eastern, Zen sorta look to it. I have to say that I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out, now that I’m finally finished with it. I only have one more item left to purchase for one of the walls in there. It’s just crying out for something! I saw a gorgeous Asian Sari throw at Pier One and decided it would make a beautiful wall hanging – – kind of in a tapestry sort of way. I don’t know why I didn’t purchase it when I saw it. I guess I had to think about it and toss it around in the old grey matter for awhile before making a commitment. I’ll pick it up on my lunch hour tomorrow.

One of the things that I’m gushing over at the moment is something so mushy in a silly girlie kind of way. I bought these decorative, wrought iron hooks that are now on the back of the bathroom door. They are kind of gray-ish/jade in color. There are two of them.

I hung them on Thursday – and they’ve been empty ever since. Well, until tonight, that is. Tonight I finished the laundry and brought it downstairs to our bedroom and put it all away. I took two robes – one, mine – – the other, Chris’s; and hung them side by side – each on their own hook. My robe is this full-length, champagne colored silk and his is a black and gray terry.

This is where the silly girlie mushy part comes in. I can see the bathroom door from where I’m sitting now. It’s open part-way, so I can see the hooks on the inside of the door with our robes hanging side-by-side and the sight of our two robes hanging there, next to one another . . . . well, it gives me warm fuzzies.

Mushy, I know.

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5 thoughts on “Odd Girl”

  1. Oh that is mushy..but nice. Dont’ you just love being a gal sometimes? Hope your back is better soon..don’t kill your damn self fixin that house..you got a long time to do it..:)

  2. I’m doing some sprucing up of rooms in my house too and like you I had decided on one room at a time too. Otherwise it is just too overwelming. Right now I’m working on my office – I decided to go different and fun for that room. It will be a Hollywood themed room since I love movies so much.

  3. Mushy but very sweet. Talking of decor, I love the picture you have in the top left hand corner (in case I haven’t mentioned it yet).

  4. Vicodin, lucky. They only prescribed that once for kidney stones but worked great for killing the back pain. My doc doesn’t go for the narcotics. Sides, can’t take them and work.

    What else works, ah, laminectomy/microdisectomy, that worked the best.

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