Okay, everyone, here is a little brain game for you. I received an email today from Sara who has a question about to use left over foam:
"Vegbee, could I borrow your resourcefulness for a minute? Here’s my problem: I bought one of those convoluted foam mattress toppers at the thrift store last week and cut it up to make doggy beds. I don’t know what to do with the scraps! There are five or six strips about a yard long that are 4-6 inches wide. It seems like too much to throw away, but I can’t think of anything to use it for. What would you do?
My immediate response is to use some as the insides of fabric covered blocks for baby and rip the rest up as stuffie filling, but I know these are a little uninspired. My creativity has been on the muted side this past week, as I spent the weekend going between the chiropractor and the emergency room and now I'm about to go see another doctor to find out why I have constant pins and needles in my left arm and cannot sleep laying down. It's probably just a muscle thing, but I need somebody to make it stop.
(This is me whining. Sorry about this.)
The downside of all this is a failure of the imagination. The upside of it all is... wait, I'm thinking... nope. Can't see an upside. But maybe you can think of one for me and, even better, help Sara come up with some ideas for her extra foam.
What to do with strips of scrap foam?
All suggestions welcome!
** Pain Updates:
1. Codeine is my friend.
2. My spine is out of alignment at my neck. You, my dear internet friends, are partially to blame (computer and sewing machine use), as is my sweet little Birdie who sometimes makes me sleep in strange elephantman-esque poses.
3. Wonky spine = pinched nerve. Yeowch.
4. An anti-inflammatory drug, codeine, and physio all lined up. Good stuff.
5. And some extra attention paid to the posture, especially hefting around my collective 75 lbs of children. Some core muscle strengthening exercise should help too.
6. Now, one day, perhaps I will once again having feeling in my left thumb.