Sunday, 6 May 2012

...as Dreamers do....

Today is Story-Telling Sunday when we sit at our computer and write a story as our blog entry and then link up to Sian at Fromhighinthesky so that everyone can read all the wonderful stories. Take a look after you have read mine.

This happened last night so no one has heard this except me and Mr M. A bit of background first.

I have been making one of our five bedrooms into a craft room. I did this before but I used the smallest bedroom and then didn't like it because I always felt cramped and claustrophobic in there - and there was only room for me.

This time I am using the slightly bigger single room at the back of the house. This was where the Divine Miss Em slept when they were living with us and so it has a pink and purple decor with a border of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger too - just perfect for me.



 Because I don't carry things too well, because of the sciatica, it has taken a while to get everything upstairs. Miss Em and her Mum helped a lot but it still took me a while to get everything where I wanted it and for the pinboards to be fixed to the wall.
My lovely Son-in-law did that for me yesterday, drilling holes and using rawlplugs and making sure that nothing would crash down on my head.

During all this time Mr M has stayed out of the way. He has never coped well with moving things. We would have moved house several times if I had had my way but that's a whole other story. Where was I? Oh yes, the notice boards are up and the room is nearly finished.

I spent a happy couple of hours on iNternational Scrapbooking Day (another story too) completing a small album of pictures of my eldest grandson and beginning another small album for my eldest granddaughter. I suggested to Mr M that he should take a look at the room when he went up to bed because it looked really good and he said he would. I watched a little TV and then Mr M said he was going to bed.

I had just made a cup of cocoa for me so I said I would drink it and have a little read of my book before I too would go upstairs to bed. I read my book, finished my cocoa, cleaned my teeth and went to bed. Mr M said hello when I went into the room, this is his way of telling me that he was still awake and I didn't wake him. If I had woken him he would have simply huffed and puffed and turned over onto his other side.
As I got into my PJs I asked him if he had looked at my craft room. "Oh," he said sleepily, "I forgot, I'll look when I have to get up to go to the bathroom."

I will confess now that I was a little hurt that he should forget something so important to me but I realised that it probably didn't loom as large in his life as it did in mine so I said nothing. I got into bed, grabbed my reading-in-bed-book for another five minutes reading time and snuggled into the duvet. I had just got to the almost dropping the book stage when Mr M wriggled a little then said "It's very nice."

"What's very nice?" I asked, "Your craft room, it's very nice." He replied. "You haven't seen it yet," I said, closing my book and turning my head to look at him. "I did, just now when I went for a wee, I looked in the room." "You haven't been anywhere, you are still in bed and haven't moved." I said anxiously, wondering if he had actually had a wee in the bed! "Oh," he said, and paused for the longest time, "That was a really real dream then." and he laughed. Whenever he laughs I just can't help myself and I have to laugh too. So there we were at 11.30 at night lying in bed giggling hysterically.

I am glad to say that he had only dreamt he had a wee.

Now you can go and read all the other stories on Sian's blog.

21 comments:

Amy said...

Hehehehee, very funny! I hope you enjoy your craft room!

Julie Kirk said...

Ha! Well at least his subconscious thought it was nice - even without seeing it. He must have faith in you!

[Droppping in from Sian's] Julie :-)

humel said...

rofl! Interesting dreams he has.... Lovely to hear about your craft room, enjoy x

Louise said...

It must have been playing on his mind too. Lovely story and hope you enjoy your scrap space :)

Sian said...

lol! That must have been a bit - unsettling for him, then! Or maybe he just knows what's good for him and can subconsciously form the right words? Made me laugh! and I hope you enjoy your new space. And Piglet.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

How funny!
My daughter and I are fans of WTP so it would suit us too :o)

Ruth said...

You do tell a good story! Enjoy your new craft space.

Sabrina S. said...

Hi,
Lucky you… One day, I'll have a craft room…
Have a nice Sunday,
Cheers from France

Missus Wookie said...

Love the last comment about only dreaming a week :)

I enjoyed scrapping all day yesterday and most of today - plan on doing so tomorrow. Yep, making it a iNSW/end rather than day ;)

Alison said...

Your scrap room looks lovely...nd your story made me laugh!
Alison xx

Barbara Eads said...

I love your room! That's what I do----set up room for people and get them all organized. I love it. I would love to be there in person!

When my husband comes near my room, I break out in a cold sweat! He says things like, "How can you possibly NEED all this stuff/" To which I reply, "NEED has nothing to do with it. Then we both laugh!

PS Glad your husband didn't wee in the bed. (That's such a cute way of saying it!---Just love those British ways!)

furrypig said...

that is sooo funny and I am pleased there was no actual wee involved! lol!

Jen said...

Lucky you having a craft room - it looks fab - and I laughed at your story -thanks I needed a giggle tonight.

heart.hearth.home. said...

This is great. I can imagine you both laughing away late at night. That new craft room of yours already has stories to tell!

Cheri said...

He must have started laughing realizing how silly he sounded saying that the room was nice when he hadn't seen it at all! Too cute! My DH doesn't care a fig about any of my crafting stuff either or how I arrange the room or any of those niceties. The most interest he has shown is jealousy that I have a space that is "mine" whereas he doesn't - and he would very much like a workroom - but until we can afford to build another garage, that not's happening!

Chipper said...

Hehehehehehehe! I sometimes have really real dreams like that and I swear black and blue that I have done something but I haven't. Enjoy your craft room.

Ifa said...

LOL. We giggle in bed too and then we say, "Shh, don't wake the kids up". Hope you have fun in your new craft room.

S said...

Oh I'm so happy for you that you got to move into a bigger craft space. And I chuckled at your story - thanks for sharing the pictures and the tale.

Jane said...

men, they have no idea about the important things in life, great story!

Abi said...

That is sweet and funny. I love that he dreamed about it!

Gail said...

Your craft room looks great and laughed out loud at your story. Glad it was just a dream. :)