Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Testing... Testing... Is this thing on?

I wasn't going to blog tonight. I don't feel ready. My new office is too... packed. Boxes litter the floor. The glamorous new-to-my-office sofa (I have room for a sofa! In my office! All I need now is a feather boa and a glass of champagne!) is piled high with coats and dinner suits and - yes, I think I see my wedding dress at the bottom of that heap - stuff. The kind of stuff that you simply have no room to keep once you no longer have built-in wardrobes. Stay tuned for the 'first anniversary of the sofa heap' post in a year or so.

But I digress.

I am still at the stage where the room feels echoey. I need a rug on the wide, dark floorboards, to soften the stomping of my grumpy 'go to work' feet. I need pictures on the walls to help stop my hectic thoughts from bouncing off the walls. I need a light shade. Bare lightbulbs might be very so-hot-right-now-industrial, but I feel as though I'm working in Stalag 13.

So not ready.

But for once I'm taking my own advice. I bang on so often about how you can't wait for the 'right room' and the 'right time' and the 'right view' and the 'right place' to write. So here I am.

In a few weeks' time, when the power points are in the right place and the extension cords are gone, when the rug is down and the pictures are up, when the french doors are open and the scent of the garden is wafting through on the breeze (I am imagining a very warm winter's day in a few weeks time... go with me on this), then this will definitely be the right room. (And I'll take a picture to prove it, I promise...)

For now though, it'll do.

[image via Pinterest with no credit - please let me know if it's yours]

18 comments:

  1. LOL good luck finding that warm winter breeze. We had 114mm of rain - cold, miserable, wintery rain - today. Can't wait for summer. Hopefully your sofa will be stuff free by then and you will be enjoying that champagne-style sofa repose. Thx for the diversion. Back to the ms now.

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    1. Yes, I am clinging rather strongly to the idea of that breeze. Happy to provide diversion any time. You'll find me on the sofa, with the champagne...

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    2. wearing the wedding dress?

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    3. PMSL. If I can get into the wedding dress then, dammit, yes I *shall*.

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  2. Two weeks now until we move and I finally have a room of my own to write in. I have already made the rug for the floor and placed all the furniture in my head. There is going to be a sofa bed in there too. And am sure there will soon be a pile of stuff on it while I hunt for linen cupboards for the hall. Enjoy that room of your own and may warm breezes soon waft through.

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    1. You *made* a rug for the floor? You are already well ahead of me!

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  3. Looking forward to that time when your office is truly 'your office'. Nothing much beats that feeling!

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  4. Woot! Can't wait to see you all settled in to the new place x

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    1. Wait til you see the campground. Has your name all over it. x

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  5. It sounds like your office is going to be gorgeous! :)
    3.5 weeks until we move. I am finding strange combination of things are being packed together, so I am sure that once we are trying to settle into the new house, I will be confronted with odd assortments of items piled together in unlikely places.

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  6. Floorboards and french doors in your office - lucky you. You're gonna love it when you've made it yours.

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  7. Hi girl :)
    Long time no see..
    I will be following you ...

    From Oslo have a great day,

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  8. Warm Winter breeze... What did you move to Cairns?

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  9. I should add, Al, that, despite never seeing the interior of the Pink Fibro, nor your new abode, how it is fascinating to me that now I "see" you in a totally different workspace. I know you have moved, so my imagination and my minds eye, has moved with you. That is the power of your lovely words....

    (I tried to articulate that last night from my iPad. Too tired!)

    xx

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  10. I love your words in this post Al. Your new office has good energy, it shows through. Can't wait to see a pic of those french doors!

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  11. Love your get in there and do it attitude. Decorating takes time - you know that famous saying Rome wasn't built in a Day? It's very true. Enjoy the process of making your new house in to a lovely home:)

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