Saturday, December 5, 2009


Wish I could remember where I found this website.
It made a colorful word jumble by picking words out of my TK posts.

Christmas is creeping right up. My family holiday celebration starts at my house, 10 days from now. So yesterday I suffered through a pre-clean to make the actual clean easier. And while I should have begun gift shopping, instead I took the opportunity to rearrange my household furniture.

I've often thought, while typing away in my upstairs office cattycorner from the darkened bedroom where George is fitfully sleeping, that I should move my computer downstairs. Especially during last month's NaNoWriMo onslaught of nightly typing. The guilt always plagued me: why leave this sunny, unconventionally shaped bedroom empty, bereft? It's so pretty, how could I let it go to waste? Oh who knows. The truth is, we never use the formal living room either. So if we have an unfrequented room, what does it matter which one? After working this out in my peabrain over the course of the past two months, I decided I might as well try moving the office. It's my house, and I can move it back upstairs later if I hate it. What else do I have to do?

Here's the initial move-in photo, at night, of my chandelier-lit office space.

Now we have three couches in the living room, just for the holiday, making enough seats for the rush of extra bums. When it's all over, we'll move couch #3 upstairs to the now-empty bedroom where it will hopefully befriend the red couch already up there alone.

This week's to-do list:
  • Put up holiday decor (indoors)
  • Burn the leaves we raked and tossed in the garden
  • Trip to the mall
  • Finish old xmas card garland for tree
  • Edit first draft of NaNoWriMo novel
  • Make 2010 goals list
  • Pray for Autumn (Paulseth) Foerderer and her tumor surgery
For today, however, I have a pleasant stack of reading, warm blankets, loads of tea, and three living room couches to choose between.


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marisa said...

posh new office, i love it! oh yeah, i almost forgot to tell you, "cheap watches, replica watches, wholesale watches." what can i say? i'm a spambot.

Trista said...

Hello. I don't know you, but we have a mutual friend in Autumn Foerderer. I signed up for my own blog today and don't know how to search for anyone here. Can you help me find Autumn's blog? Also, I read some of your posts and we have rather a lot in common. I now live in rural Oregon. Lakeview, pop. 2600. Moved here from California, and before that Miami, Florida. I find myself raising two little girls and doing things very differently. I have a feeling I am going to like the blogging world. Thanks in advance for helping me figure all this out.

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