My New Office

Good morning Everyone!

We’ve successfully reached the  3rd day of 2012, and life comes back to normal in our household today, with Mark and I back at work and Kayla back at school.  I know things are back to normal for the following reasons:  1) after repeated assurances that she knew where her book bag was and everything was in order in it, Kayla still had to scramble to find it and get out the door in time, 2) we had a discussion as to how a gym suit jacket is not sufficient to keep you warm in 25 degree weather and 3) after Mark and Kayla left, I heard odd chewing noises in the bedroom and called out, “Darwin, you better not be chewing anything important!” and he happily trotted around the corner out of my bedroom.  (You will be relieved to know that it was nothing more important than a plastic toothbrush holder.) 

Corner Office

I spent a couple of days last week working on setting up my new “office.”  (“Working on” translates to “shopping for.”)   This corner of our bedroom is now the headquarters for all of  my writing, both blogging and the freelance , with the potential to do some art work at it as well, especially with graphite and watercolor pencils. 

Open Desk

Leaving the chair against the wall until I’m ready to write takes up a little less room on a regular basis.  Once I am ready to write, I can just pull the chair over to the open desk, since it’s not very heavy. 

I found both the chair and the desk (I’m really, really proud of the desk!) at a flea market/antique store in Montgomery (my Montgomery friends will know immediately where it is when I tell them I went to EastBrook). 

closeup of desk

 The desk was called a “ladies writing desk” but it is what I have always thought of as a small secretary desk. The ribbon tied to the right hand drawer knob was what the price tag was tied too.  Sooner or later I will cut it off. 

It hasn’t escaped my attention that a new year, 2012, has started, but I have no words of wisdom to offer.  I have had only one New Year’s resolution for about the last five years and that is not to make any New Year’s resolutions!  It’s harder to do than you might think, but I am holding steady so far.

 Have a great day!


6 responses to “My New Office

  1. Oh, I want a women’s writing desk, too!
    Looking forward to all you have in store for us this coming year
    God Bless

    • Thank you! Keep your eye out at antique stores, flea markets and estate sales, be prepared to pay a fair, but not exorbitant price, somewhere between 200 to 350 depending on the piece and its condition, and I bet you can find one just like you would like! Happy Hunting!

  2. I am so jealous. I have a 7 foot desk in my spare bedroom, it holds my iMac, printer. copiers, scanner, 32inch. TV, graphics tablet, phone, light, dvd player, scratch paper and one. I also have a queen size bed ( I sleep in here with Max – hubby snores too loud) and a night stand. Oh, there’s also my executive office chair. Am waiting for my new Blue Snowball mic, which will be standing next to my computer.

    You are so fortunate to be able to simplify, thanks for making me look ashamed.

    • I simplify out of necessity not because it is innate to my nature. I think the seven foot desk sounds great! I just don’t have the seven foot space to put it in. It sounds like you have a very nice office! Nancy

  3. I been working on straightening my office for a few days now. A great feeling to work and write when that is done. I love the desk darn it want one also. 🙂


    • Keep your eye out at flea markets and antique stores. I got this one for about $240, which I thought was pretty good. I hadn’t seen any new desk furniture that was particularly enthralling. It is nice to have a place to write from that is all my own!

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