I will not be putting up a tree. I will be decorating in little vignettes around the apartment.
I no longer have the skinny-minny tall tree. I only kept the red tabletop one. But I just don't see where it would go at this point.
Until this morning, when I woke up to the head of the mattress falling to the floor. This happened last week, and has happened several times in the past few months.
So I try to pull myself up out of the position where my feet are up and my head is down.
Every time I mention that I don't expect them to do anything except out of kindness, they remind me that they are not a senior complex. Click goes the phone.
I cannot ask Charlie next door because he has a bad back.
Speaking of falling, I have fallen three times, oddly enough, in the past 12 hours. Once when I was trying to carry a bowl of cereal last night and steer the scooter. Again in the middle of the night going to the bathroom, when the scooter hit the bathtub too fast and I nearly went head first over the handle bars. Everything around me went into the tub.
Then this morning, since I can't be in bed, I'm in the living room. I got up and reached for the handlebar of the scooter, and somehow the chaise shifts since I moved it out before surgery to clean underneath it, and it shifted while I was reaching and down I went again. My knees are sore. And at this point I don't know whether to laugh or sit and cry!
Don't things happen in threes? Perhaps this is it for awhile.
Charlie is miserable because I took the bedding off the bed so that my friend won't have to fool with it when she gets here, and Charlie has nowhere to hide from the treacherous mean fly that is still in here somewhere.
Duraflame 750 Black Electric Fireplace Stove with Remote Control - DFS-750-1
I have decided I will not be at the mercy of the heating system again, or at least not in the night hours when no one is around to help me.
A reader ordered a Duraflame stove for her home on the river. I got to looking at them online at QVC, and the one I wanted was out of stock. So I went toodling over the internet to see what was available.
I decided on two of what you see above. One for my living/dining space, and one for the bedroom. I know exactly where I want to put them. They are not hot to the touch and the tops can be used to put decor, etc., on.
My hope is that I can turn the heat down at night (the apartment, if at all insulated, is not sufficient. In fact I've heard them talk of someday adding some. I'm not waiting for someday. I have asthma and must pay for the heat that seeps through the windows.)
These only came in black, but I liked the old-fashioned look of them. They cover, or so they say anyway, up to 400 square feet. My apartment is only 725. At the little blue house, I could put my heat on 68 and be perfectly warm, and it was bigger in terms of square footage. Here I have to put it on 72 to get through the night. And I'm one of those people who is usually hot.
I want to keep my utility bills as low as I can, so I am hoping these will help. During the day I could use the one in the living/dining area. At night the one in the bedroom. It has a remote control to control flame-look and heat.
You got a better price to buy two, and I paid with Paypal and Google will back up and protect my purchase.
So we will see how this pans out in the months to come.
Hope you have a nice weekend and do not wake up to find your head near the floor.