The Bed Day 7 & Blogging

Wed 2nd, Sep, 2009

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Well girls, it is Day 7 of the confined to bed regime, thanks sooo much for all the comments, suggestions and your lovely well-wishing emails.  Love that.

If you visit here much you’ll know for someone like me, being in bed like this is pure torture, I have been pretty much in my pj’s for a week in the bedroom, on the sofa or outside on the lounger.

It’s never felt right to me to lollup around ill, I rather cope with life by keeping busy, doing silly things like hauling old furniture into my car and painting it white and making videos of dressing tables.


I have however had a big old lot of time to think prompted by a conversation on my one outing this week to the beach, with lg.  Mostly, very self-indulgently about me and where I’m going.

All I came up with with all that thinking is I know that I feel a whole lot of change in the air.

You know, I have always been one for not sticking at anything much in my life, as I get closer to 40 I see that characteristic more and more, whether it’s decorating styles, hobbies, food, houses.  I looked at the blog as someone who might read it (normally I tend to post, read the comments and move on) and wondered how on earth, someone like me who with most things is very much take it or leave it and has a massive flurry of enthusiasm at the start of something and then zaps the whole thing to oblivion, has kept this little place to let off steam for over a year?

But less of that, (don’t want you thinking I might poof away in one quick hit of the delete button) and onto change that you might be interested in – well for one we are moving onto Stage II of renovations very soon – we will be starting with the front of the house which will be clad with boarding, the roof which will be either replaced or re-finished, a fence to the front which will most probably be white picket and a new deck to replace the small skinny steps to the front.  This will all, tradies and budget permitting start in the next few months.

And secondly, changes to this blog will occur, firstly just about communicating, it’s been on my mind for some time –  if you leave a question in the comments, which thank you many do, from now on I’ll answer it in the comments section (though you can of course continue to email me privately and I will as before answer in double-quick time *wink right back to your inbox).  For a while I have felt too guilty that those who take the time to comment and leave a question who I have very much intended to personally email but never have the time, so from now you’ll see me too in there in the comments…

I’m also cooking up some other stuff for the blog…

So I leave you with those plans whirling round my head as I skit between the bed and the outdoor bed, sorry I don’t think there’ll be any DIY, paint, projects or makeovers this week.


If I see another bowl of chicken soup, another drip of tea tree oil, another slice of garlic or watch another Dr. Phil you might just hear a loud bang from Down Under…

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38 Responses to “The Bed Day 7 & Blogging”

  1. Chrissy says:

    Poor thing….get well soon!!

  2. Morning T says:

    Hang in there Sarah…you have to be through the worst of it by now. Thinking about you and can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with next. PS- as you near the big milestone of turning 40, I can tell you that it definitely gives you an entirely new perspective on life! :-)

  3. Janelle says:

    I too have the dreaded cold virus and absolutely hate feeling so useless and not doing anything! Feels like such a waste of time especially when I have so much to do and just joined the gym last week and now can’t go, lol! I hope you’re feeling much better soon and get some energy back. I’m looking forward to hearing more about your blog changes and hope we can catch up for that coffee real soon when we’re both feeling better…IKEA beckons ;-) Nel xo

  4. Brenda Bliss says:

    Sarah…I am sending you some healing LOVE….hoping that you are feeling better in no time! I love your blog and you have inspired me! I am even going to try to make some pillows this week….
    I would love to know how you are using tea tree oil in your recooperating? My daughter uses it for everything from facial cleansing to shampoo but she has a cold type thing right now and if she could use tea tree oil in the right way–I know she would feel 100 % better!
    healing hugs,
    Brenda Bliss

  5. thanks Brenda, I need it :-)

    good luck with the pillows

    the tea tree is in an aromatherapy burner along with lavender and on my wrists and temples (tho says not to do this on the bottle i always do)

    croak croak

    { Sarah xo }

  6. Hope you feel better. It actually looks quite inviting to be in bed anyway.

  7. justine says:

    Ah your on the mend!!
    Creative juices flowing is always a good sign
    Happy for you!

  8. Leoni says:

    Sounds kinda like you had the windows open and those pesky winds of change blew through!!!!! Cheers {clink} to an exciting time ahead for you and your blog……….

  9. Alison Gibbs says:

    Oh Sarah hope this bug is nearly out of your system and you are feeling better real soon.
    Look forward to see what direction you yake us in as things change.

  10. Vicki says:

    Just keep resting Sarah – your body will let you know when it’s time to be up and running again and I think that time is right around the corner. As Justine said “Creative juices flowing is always a good sign” Have a happy day! Vicki

  11. Leah says:

    Ive only just stumbled upon your blog and now I have another great blog to read while I sip my morning cappuccino and work out what Ill be painting white or decorating next..who would of ever thought that white paint could be so addictive HA! Hope you get well soon!!! Leah

  12. jennifer says:

    So sorry you’re sick! That is just wrong! :) And I’m all for putting the oils right on, they’re wonderful. Lavender is great for burns too, FYI.
    Hope you’re up back to your healthy self very soon.

  13. thanks sweeties, hmm I suppose the creative juicing means I’m on the mend ;-)

    I don’t think I’ve been out like this for a long time

  14. Debi says:

    Oh, this sounds like no fun at all – hope you are up and painting in no time! :)

    It’s funny how the blogging world is so large yet feels so small, feels as if we know those whose places we visit. We are redoing the back break room at our business and I announced I could no longer tolerate the horrible almond refrigerator. No new fridge seemed forthcoming, so I just painted the old one white & it looks fabulous and I thought of you whilst performing this bit of magic. I have painted pretty much everything else in my home and in my life, but never a refrigerator. I am now on a rampage. My next project? My HP Laser printer – old, but incredibly wonderful & reliable, gone that icky beigy-cream-yellow-dirty color that old computer pieces go. Next stop – white. :)

  15. Tricia Rose says:

    I thought you might like http://petershamnurseries.com which is a little piece of heaven on the Thames, and where I first saw zinc on old tables. They have been haunting me since, though I lack metal-working gear….

    The zinc looks beautiful with putty-colour, that’s what set me off. Go to ‘shop’

  16. Jen says:

    Sorry you’re still feeling under the weather :( But how nice to have an outdoor bed to loll about on when you’re ill, eh?! Get well soon!!!

  17. Pearl Maple says:

    Hope you are feeling better quickly and back to doing the things that bring you joy.

    Spring is a great time to reconsider and rejig plans and from those photos it seems you have a cozy little corner for doing just that.

  18. Lorraine says:

    Hope you feel better soon. A week is a long time! Look forward to hearing all about your new plans.

  19. Ilse says:

    “Get well soon”

    Best wishes from Germany!

  20. kasey says:

    yuck. I’m just getting over from being sick…4 whole days in bed.
    see ya soon.

  21. Courtney says:

    I’m sorry you’re still feeling crummy, you’ll be better soon, I just know it. I’m excited to see more Beach Cottage renovations in the future!

  22. LeAnn says:

    Hi Sarah,
    Just popped over to say I hope being bedridden brings you lots of creativity to keep bringing us! Seriously, hope you are back up and at em very soon and no more flu!!

    Changes you say……are you changing your style?


  23. LeAnn, ya know there’ll be different things creeping in here for sure, the pure white brigade, which I am still one of, might be disappointed but…

    hmm and yes I think being bedridden *does bring creativity, maybe it’s not all a bad thing??

  24. Roberta says:

    You still manage to create a wonderful post Sarah, even though you are ‘under the weather’. Pretty pics as always. I pray that you are feeling chipper soon! hmmm..changes..changes are good….but I hope you don’t change your style drastically or anything. I love it all!!
    xo Roberta

  25. Nancey says:

    Feel better soon, that issue of Country Living will help. Although if it were still around Country Home would be a better cure! Get well soon, the renovations sound fascinating! Can’t wait to see, This blog is the first I check every morning to get me inspired and going. best to you. Nancey

  26. Shar Yates says:

    Sea air is good for you. Drink it in. So very sorry you are sick. Just remember we love you and always want to hear from you no matter what you have to say. Not that we like hearing you are sick, but you know what I mean, right?

    Take care, dear girl.

  27. Brenda Kula says:

    Firstly Sarah, have you seen your doctor? If I had to lie around and watch TV all day for very long they’d have to cart me off to the mental hospital at which my husband works in due time. I don’t like to be still too long. Reading blogs keeps me about as still as you’ll ever see me. And I know you’ve probably about got your fill of all the remedies. I just hope you’re feeling real perky soon.

  28. Get better soon! I know it’s totally depressing to be stuck in bed. At least your bedroom looks great!

  29. Marsha says:

    Morning Sarah -

    Hope you’re feelin better – I hear this is a nasty flu going around the world. I know living near the water is healing, and how about I bring some of my Gramma’s chicken soup over to you? Wish I could – it works for us…

    Take Care -

    Marsha – chandeliermagic.blogspot.com -

  30. Funny, when I hit 40, I felt the same way. But the 50′s have taken me back to wanting things stable & the same… not to hard to figure out why.

    Maybe some potato soup?

  31. Sarah we must be related. Went out to dinner Sunday night and have been sick ever since. Don’t know if it was food poisoning or I caught the bug. And Yes how can Dr. Phil be so jovial when I am rolling about the bed in shear pain. I digress… take care you have my smpathy, yes “indeedie”! Sharon

  32. Just checking to see how you are doing. Feel better soon.

    I’m looking forward to seeing the changes you have planned or are planning.

  33. justine says:

    Hope your feeling somewhat better.
    The transition of change (small or big) can create such unexpectedness- is that a word??
    Anyways take care of you ;)
    Ps love your site, twitter too!
    My house is getting whiter by the day!

  34. sush says:

    still beautiful & interesting when down for the count…
    40′s are fabulous and fifties are even better

  35. debra517 says:

    This is my first visit to your blog-I love it! Although Michigan is a long way from Australia, we have many beach cottages along the shores of our lakes-Michigan, Huron and Erie, and your place reminds me so much of some of the ones I’ve visited (but yours is much nicer!).
    Get well soon!

  36. Janean says:

    I too describe myself as a “short-term projects manager” b/c anything that runs into three months or longer (yak) feels like forever to me…except my long-running marriage. That’s different. :)

  37. I am so sorry you’ve been sick, but this blog post still made me laugh. You still have an amazing sense of humor even when you’re under the weather. :-)

    That said, I could have written this post! (Just not as well :-) It sounds like me lately, 100%.