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.)
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.
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).
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!