Morning…Yet again I managed one sock, which is telling me, a woman who has no medical training, that there is an issue with the left side of my back more than the right. Sadly, my personal dresser was again required to help. It’s obviously not a career choice he would like to switch to and when our wedding vows were read I should have foreseen and added “I take this woman in sickness and health and agree to have a ready smile and good humour at all times.” Unfortunately he didn’t say these words twenty five years ago, so when I asked him to help me by bending down to help pull on my sock I heard tuts, sighs and huffs. Of course it might be that the mutterings were due to his own struggle to get down on his knees, now there’s a thought!
I had physio at 8 am and more needles. Having watched me struggle from my car and seen the state I was in when I arrived my physio decided to refer me to the pain clinic and for a hospital scan of my back…thank goodness. Bad backs are so debilitating and although there are far worse health issues in the world to contend with, when it happens to you, it can emotionally and mentally get you down. I was sent home to rest my back and find a sitting down task to complete.
My sit at home task is to find themed songs to play in assemblies…hoping my frame of mind includes some happy songs as having to contend with builders banging and hammering as well..Oh Happy Day!
Builders have now removed the kitchen units dividing the kitchen and dining room and deposited some of them in our hallway….Listening to happy songs I must try hard to “Always look on the bright side of life! “..one day in a few weeks or months time our kitchen will be finished, looking lovely, nice and warm, clean and tidy and after waiting to do this for twelve years it has finally happened!
They have also deposited some food and china under the stairs.. listening to happy songs I will “spread a little Happiness” ..hoping that someone will be happy to have some of my old mugs, bowls and china!
Looking at the photos I can see another reason for calling me a ‘bag lady’ but it is my husband who loves to collect plastic bags of rubbish..beginning to think our new kitchen should have handleless cupboards then there would be nothing to hang bags of rubbish on! Listening to happy songs I try to “not worry, be happy” about this fact and hopefully when you have to pay for plastic bags we will have less of them and when we spend a fortune on light coloured kitchen units he won’t want them to be stained from leaking food seeping out of cheap, thin, plastic bags. I can but hope, then thinking of my happy songs we will be “Happy Together” and I will “Smile.”
Having removed the kitchen units we now have three layers of kitchen flooring to view, white square tiles covered by small square lino, covered by large square lino all covered by layers of dust. Thinking of my happy music when the whole room has new flooring I can’t help but have “Happy Feet!”
Happy Song research has helped me feel more upbeat…sadly the sunshine is missing but I look forward to feeling on ‘Top of the World’ and ‘Walking back to happiness’ when my back improves and the kitchen is finished!
Listen to Happy Songs and you will feel uplifted.