It’s 68 F here today. It’s perfect. Light breeze, sunny, low humidity. I’ve been doing my chores while watching a Fixer Upper marathon on HGTV. My sleep issues are bad enough now that I’m going to seriously put forth effort to eliminate them, starting tonight. The only thing that’s really lacking from my sleep routine is closing my bedroom door with my cat on the outside. She has several prime nap spots throughout my apartment, so she’ll adjust. It’ll probably be harder on me than her. If she cries, then I’ll let her in. But other than crying, she’s kicked out from now on. Sleep is just too necessary for my overall wellbeing. I suspect that I’ll be less scatter-brained once I start sleeping regularly.
I have a pretty regular routine that’s otherwise working for me. I think if I am asleep by 11PM and get up at 6AM, I’ll spend less time on obsessive behaviors that are overkill. Such as when I wander about my apartment with a Swiffer duster, and dust everything. It would be fine if I only did that once a day. Or less. But my mind disengages from the task to think about other things as I aimlessly dust. It’s a step up from pacing, but not by much. I do have allergies, so that’s probably good. I think I might be craving mindfulness. I didn’t see that coming. Being efficient is important to me, so eliminating wasted time matters. I did a 10 day forecast for Denver on a few sites, and one predicts light snow on Thursday and Friday. While I love snow, it’s been so warm of late that I was planning to pack lightly and not bring a coat. I think I’ll compromise and bring a hoodie. I have my doubts about it snowing. Probably because it’s so warm right now.
When I was changing my linens, my cat helped. She was running around on my mattress while I was putting on the fitted sheet, and she went beneath it. I put on 3 corners and then watched her chase my hand under the sheet. It was so funny because she’s so vocal, and she was squeaking. When she found her way out, I finished making my bed and she lay on my quilt and it looked so much like she was smiling. I melted. My cute little Purrminator. She’s asleep on her tower of bad quilts right now, snoring. My nephew is coming to visit, which is ridic considering I’m going there Friday, but I don’t mind. He’ll be flying with me this time. I can fly by myself easily, but he had something to do in Minneapolis, so he wanted to hang out and go with me. He’s been working on some plans for my bed. It’s going to be queen sized. I prefer to feel enclosed when I sleep, so he’s doing a padded headboard that wraps around the sides a bit. Then the footboard will also wrap around a bit, but will connect to the headboard above in a rounded arch. It’ll all be upholstered in leather. He said to imagine 2 Chesterfield sofas facing each other with a bed in the middle, and the backs of each sofa connecting in an arch above.
I can sort of visualize this. I’ll probably float it in the middle of the room so that I can put my head at either end. He’ll make a miniature version for my cat. I’m leaning toward a cream colored leather with charcoal stitching. The walls will be a light, pale pink. I have to pick a rug and lamps. I’m going to do a mural on the ceiling. Surreal clouds. Then I’ll choose a comfy reading chair and that’ll be it for my bedroom. My closet was originally going to feature a swing in the middle. That’s been scrapped, and instead I’m getting built ins for shoes, dressers, a bench, and big mirror. I have an obscene number of t-shirts that I’ll be purging before I move. But I use a flip-n-fold, and store them in baskets by color, so I’ll have cubbies for that. Then drawers and hanging space. He rendered it for me in 3D, so I have a good visual of how it’ll look. I have to decide if I want to use wallpaper, paint, or leave exposed concrete and wood.
My floors are polished concrete in a light grey color. I chose a high gloss. I’m sure it will all come together later this summer. My half bath has been finished for a while, and it’s bold and geeky-graphic. I love it so much. The toilet and pedestal sink are black, and there is black subway tile. The ceiling is high gloss magenta. It looks awesome. The chandelier is cool, too. The mirror is oversized, and sculptural. I have to find some hand towels for it, and am leaning toward getting black and white striped. It’s Graphic-Geek-Whimsical in full effect. It’s the first room I ever designed. Here is the mural and similar products to get an idea:
The toilet and sink are the same high gloss black as the subway tile, and the floor is the same polished concrete as the rest of my place. It’s the boldest room by far, but I haven’t done my playroom yet. I’ll be getting in touch with my inner geeky, artistic collector in that room. But for now, I only have to focus on paint colors and kitchen cabinets. It’s nice having builders in the family.