Friday, September 21, 2012
Insta-Friday in real life: office overhaul edition
Now that I'm into the second week of using my new phone, I am not so photo crazy as I was last week.
That also has to do with the fact that we didn't do much for excitement this week.
Nevertheless, here is my Insta-Friday look at my family's week via cell phone pics. You can also follow me on Instagram @ziajojo.
During a regular evening in our home, this is the scene on our couch, above. This little gal rarely sits still and in fact prefers standing on her head when possible. Too bad for those pictures on the wall above our couch. Three dance classes a week...barely makes a dent in her energy level. Must be nice.
The four of us enjoyed watching Mrs. Doubtfire one evening. Can you believe it was made 19 years ago? How old am I?
I started out the week baking (vegan chocolate fudge cake and banana chocolate chunk muffins).
Then I attempted to clean and beautify my family room. You can see pictures of that here.
Next, I began the daunting process of organizing my home office.
It was just a wee bit messy.
And, although it is supposed to be MY space, somehow all kinds of odds and ends that don't belong to me find a home here (often on the floor).
My style of organizing is dumping everything into boxes and on the ground. Then, I polish up the furniture, vacuum, clean the floor and gradually put stuff back. Right now, three days after I began, I am down to one terrible box of random items, including stuff like a tiny purple bow, a Double Cash for Life card (I don't think it's a winner but I always check them at the store anyway), a pedometer that probably doesn't work and a pink heart-shaped rock (belonging to the acrobat above).
Here is that beautiful moment where the desk is cleaned and nothing has been put back.
Admiring it once more. If only this were the whole picture.
Here is what lay just behind the chair.
I had been experimenting with using different chairs at my desk, and I was using Jolene's chair for a while. She would not sit in the wicker one that I put in its place. Too uncomfortable.
So, I decided to give Jolene her chair (with a view) back and shuffle some other chairs around. Now she can happily bark at all our neighbours again.
Now that one half of the room is finished, I am heading for the bookshelves, and hoping I can bring myself to purge a bit. Even letting go of three books would be a step for me.
I am also going to take my big collection of movies off the shelves to create some breathing room around the books and knick-knacks.
How do you store your movies?
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Oh, and Happy Birthday mom!
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