Creating a Happy and Healthy Home

Creating a Happy and Healthy Home
Happy and Healthy Home
Working Environment in Progress

Recently there have been a lot of changes in the Blaelock Household, with the aim of creating a happy and healthy home.

Mainly leading out from the transplant rejection scare, and consequently a need to redesign my working and sleeping environments.

Happy and Healthy Sleeping Environment

We started the sleeping environment upgrades a few months ago with new futons in March, a new bed frame and bedding in May, and more recently some new bedroom curtains. Though I haven’t hung them yet.

These purchases make the bedroom a cosier and more comfortable sleeping space, and I think they’ve made a difference to the quality of my sleep.

I’m also more inclined to keep the room clean and tidy which is a bonus for all concerned.

Happy and Healthy Working Environment

I started my workplace upgrade with an old-style mechanical keyboard and vertical mouse, and they’ve helped with the shoulder pain.

The electronic height adjustable desk with a monitor arm and a “petite” typists chair I ordered last month arrived a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been enjoying those a great deal, though it has to be said I’m still arranging and rearranging the Library and my very important materials (not junk no matter what anyone says) are still stacked all over the house.

Plus I bought a BLACK net curtain which is fabulously like sunglasses for my window. I’m not sure whether the birds can see me, but I can see them.

And similarly, these pretty new things make me more inclined to keep my library clean and tidy.

I’m sensing a clutter bust coming up!

The Transitional Environment

There’s always an amount of disruption caused by household changes. Some, like the bedroom, are over and done with relatively quickly. Others, like the bathroom, take much longer and create more mess.

But I’ve already offered suggestions for surviving renovations.

As we near the end of our schedule of planned work, I’m reminded that when a butterfly flaps its wings, it brings chaos with it.

I’m starting to notice that the bits of the house that weren’t on our list are looking dated and shabby (thanks for pointing that out Katy). And I’m starting to think about repainting the walls and replacing the carpets.

And I’m exhausted my the idea of all that work. and the memory of dust and paint fumes.

It’ll have to be done sooner or later, and the carpets have been on our to-do list for a long time. Now and again we go shopping, but can’t agree on what to get yet. I suppose because they’re the kind of thing that’s expensive, and difficult and time-consuming to replace. Not to mnetion all the dust and fumes that will ensue.

I feel like we’ve had enough upheaval lately.

And what’s the point with Pretty Girl on her last legs, and losing containmment more frequently. Perhaps best to wait a little longer…

So maybe the happiest and healthiest thing to do right now is nothing.

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