Friday, February 11, 2011

Cooped up with the girls

This morning I was reading on my couch and said to myself, "You know, this being cooped up thing could start to get a little old." And I could have sworn I heard a voice behind me utter, "Is that so?" I turned around only to see Adelaide, my Pashley.

Adelaide sulking behind the couch

From my perspective, it appeared as if Adelaide was sulking behind the couch. Then I heard, "If you think 5 days is difficult, I beg you to try a whole season." I immediately felt guilty because it was true. Adelaide has been cooped up for the winter.

Adelaide's spot
Adelaide in her spot.

Then a voice came from the dining room. "What about me?" It was Betty, my Rivendell. "At least, you get to watch tv, Adelaide. The only entertainment I have is when Kara is sewing. BOOORING."

Betty's spot
Betty in her spot.

With everything going on, plus being a wimp about riding in cold and snowy weather, both my girls have been stuck in the flat this winter. I decided it was in good taste to stop my complaining. And instead talk about the adventures we will have soon.

So do you have "flatmates" of the two-wheeled variety? What spots do they claim as their own? Do they ever get tired of being cooped up?

Disclaimer: I do not actually hear voices. So no need to be too concerned.

29 comments:

CelticCastOn said...

I have a two wheeled friend of the mountain bike variety... sadly neither Adelaide or Betty would survive on the terrain up here.
Also wanted to add that when I win the lottery and build my dream house, I will be hiring you to decorate it :)

CassiLou said...

I have a friend that sits on the side of the house. She hasn't even really had a time out because Matt bought her for me and has to put in some TLC and elbow grease to get her ready for any adventures this summer :(

P.S. I'm glad you are not hearing voices being cooped up. I probably would start hearing voices.

Michelle said...

Totally off subject... I LOVE the light blue chair in your living room! It's incredible! I have been in the process of upcycling victorian furniture myself, and LOVE to see these pieces incorporated into modern decor!

Jacey said...

You'll be out on the town soon enough! I do have a bike, and shamefully, I haven't ridden it in over two years! It was something my ex and I did together, and I just haven't found a partner to ride with (my boyfriend isn't interested in riding bikes). I should just get over it and ride by myself.

I loved your disclaimer. ;)

Nicola said...

I love that you keep your bikes in your flat, it's really tickled me! My Annie is in the garage with her friends The Boys (my brother and stepdad think that naming bikes is LAME, so their trusty steeds go unnamed). We all ride our bikes nearly every day, so they don't have chance to get stir crazy.

Anna said...

I keep my bike on the balcony under a rain cover, and it has been there since about October, when due to pregnancy and the early dusk it was getting too dangerous to go riding. And I know exactly what you mean, I can't wait to get it out again! I do love your bikes, they're so wonderfully girly!

Lina said...

Love the names of your bikes! :) I don't bike (used to do it a lot in high school but just to get around, not for sport), but I can understand poor Adelaide and Betty feeling cooped up for the winter.

Nantucket Dreams said...

Aw! I love this post...don't fear...spring will be here soon! And I lookouts your place! Definitely a great pad to be cooped up in!

Elisa M said...

I have one in the bedroom, one in the closet/office and one in the living room.
Side note: your flat is ADORABLE. what color is on the walls of the sewing room?

Adam and Bri said...

you're cute.

Kara said...

Elisa,

It is a kinda teal-ish. You can see it better in this pic:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/knittinglemonade/2971567407/in/set-72157608357045404/

I really like it. Especially when it plays off my Robin's Egg Blue kitchen.

Kara said...

Michelle,

I found the chair at one of my local consignment shops. I might recover it one day. But right now, I really like the blue.

Thanks for the compliments guys!

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

you are so adorable! i think i really would hear voices after 5 days on quarantine!? what is the first thing you will do when you can break free? sure been thinking about you...love you!

on a side note...lovin' your apartment! love the red and other splashes of color!

Stacy said...

Great post.... hopefully they both will be enjoying spring soon. And I must again profess my love for your apartment!

Amander said...

Well, they look nice as decorations, too :).

knitseashore said...

Our bikes live in our living room. We have an indoor stationary trainer so we can still ride them, but next to the big window where we can stay warm. I too am a big wimp when it comes to riding in the cold. :)

I have serious flat-envy; I so love your place.

inspiredcyclist said...

Kara, You are HILARIOUS! I hope soon you will be out riding, when you are able - and when there is nice spring like weather!

Claudia said...

Kara - Wishing you well on your radiation recooperation (yes, I meant to write it like that!). I have a cute little bike that I love. Nothing expensive but it's bird's egg blue with a cute straw basket and I love it. Unfortunately, it resides in my lonely garage. So I'm sure she's very lonely...Come to think of it, I need to come up with a name for her! Hope your recovery goes quickly and painlessly. :-)

Carolyn said...

I know this post is about your bikes but I just have to say that your condo is ABSOLUTELY beautiful!!!

Windybrook Spinner said...

At least you have the most darling apartment to hang out it. I love it!

Doctor J said...

Kara, I wish I could keep my 2007 Fit in my apartment:)
I have read that RAI treatment may damage salivary glands; have you discussed this issue with your doctor?
Based on how your scar looks now, it may almost disappear after one year.
(and it only enhances the beauty of your neck:)

Kara said...

Doctor J,

We discussed a lot of side effects but the value of the treatment outweighed them all. I didn't really hear to much about the salivary glands. I hope that won't be the case.

The Woollen Typist said...

I love that you keep your bikes in the house. Unfortunately, I have no such luck and must carry mine to the garage every day!

(I'd also like to add that you have a beautiful house and bikes). :)

kateohkatie said...

That's OK; Holly sulked at me everyday for two weeks, when I'd walk past her in the basement :-P

Lap Dog Knits said...

My little blue bike would love to take a spin with either of your girls - mine's super jealous - it waits outside and is dreaming of a basket.....a name would be too much to hope for, maybe your "girls" could pick one?
Voices? I hear them all the time...:)

Nicola said...

Is the quarantine over yet? Have you ventured outside? The world is a changed place...

Heidelweiss said...

Poor girls. Poor you. How are you faring? I love your radioactive piccy. Hilares. And that hat...zing.

Sigrid said...

your apartment is very lovely ~ not surprising. I also got a kick out of this when I read it, my bicycles spend a lot of time with me inside during the winter...

'Xander said...

i love your curtains.. comfy cozy...