this is where the story starts

seashoreThings in my little corner are moving apace – summer pace, to be precise. My sleep patterns have gotten a little out of whack; last night I fell asleep at 8 pm, only to find myself awake at 3 am, scrubbing a shower stall. Since the theme of the next four months of my life is (Inner) World Travel, I’m calling the lack of sleep jet lag.

I did indeed accomplish the cleaning and scrubbing of my entire bathroom in the wee hours of the morning, but I hit a snag somewhere around 3:30, when I stood up too quickly in the shower and hit the sliding door handle with my shoulder. I am bruised; the shower door is completely out of its track and won’t close. I’m more likely to break it than to fix it if I make the attempt unaided.

Icky cleaning out of the way, today I got to start the fun part: decorating. The floor is sand-coloured tile, the walls a pale blue; today I made a window valance that drapes like waves and shimmers like sun on water. I have never used starfish as a decorative¬†accessory¬†before. Tomorrow’s list contains bath mats, a fish net, and possibly towels…I’m hoping to bathe in the ocean by the end of the week. I’ll send a postcard.