There is sun shining, birdies chirping, I have a new roomie and I am NOT coming to you live from the kitchen table!
Yesterday before heading back to Mathews I stopped and had coffee with one of my sweet friends and in the process I saw her home office and totally knew I needed that in my life. I have struggled with where and how to pull this off in Eastern State (he calls it the Eastern Estate but I think mine is much more fitting circumstances considered) and after seeing her beautiful set up I was determined to make it happen. So I did.
Things didn't quite go as planned on my trip home and we ended up with a Jeep at the dr's office to undergo some procedures and that ate up some of my time but when I got here I began destruction and construction. Granted I no longer have a "guest room" but I do have a hide-a-bed that isn't so hidden so that we can still have guest comfortably stay. My view has changed a bit but there is still water right there in front of me and there is plenty of light shinning in. Today I will move some of my little bird feeders so i can see them from my window. I had stopped at Mom's on the way home and grabbed a table from her to try to make this happen but as soon as I set it up Ed says.... Why don't you use the little wooden table from the porch BOOM! PERFECT PLAN. My monitors and keyboard fit on it perfectly. Then everything else just fell in place. Next steps are to full out copy my friend and build myself some shelves! I don't think she minds, I think if she could she would come and build them :)
I think the office set up will help me be able to walk away from work at the end of the day, as it is just not RIGHT THERE IN YOUR FACE. There won't be any .. "Oh just log in for a second before Jeopardy comes on" only to find myself still there at 9 pm. It will take a more conscious effort and hopefully time for my brain to register that there are more important things. The office also provides me a place to write and release that isn't just right there in the open, more of a little safety blanket that I again can walk away from when the writing is done. (queue Kenny Rogers in my head) I am anxious to see how it feels this coming week.
I did make one final stop yesterday on the way home and that was to have coffee.. (yes I was beyond caffeinated when I left) with Phyl. There was serious talk, comedy, fear.. we lost Banx. Twice. (side note both times he was not a foot away from either of us) A few weeks ago P presented me with our 50th birthday gift which was a pendant created by one of our favorite jewelers Charles Albert. I told Ed there is no way in the world I would ever find anything as cool as those were. He tried to remind me that it was not a competition, I said "No but.. it's still got to be cool!!!" a few days later on to my facebook lawn should appear... No not Santa.. but ELLY!!! Elly Ehrnest posts these absolutely amazing skulls and immediately I shot her a message saying DO NOT LET PHYLLIS BUY ANY OF THOSE!! We spoke a bit about them and I told her to let Deanna lead her with mine. She did and they turned out INCREDIBLE!!! So yesterday morning I presented P with hers. As Elly was creating these I had named them already Myrtle and Mildred, but as soon as I saw them I knew that was not their names at all.
Please welcome Maggie and Milly to the family. Maggie lives with me and Milly with P, their names came directly from:
maggie and milly and molly and may
went down to the beach(to play one day)
and maggie discovered a shell that sang
so sweetly she couldn't remember her troubles,and
milly befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were;
and molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and
may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.
For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea
It just felt right! Thank you Elly for doing a wonderful job!! They are truly amazing and they will be cherished.
I am signing off today with this, in spite of all that has been going on lately I still have stuck to my plan for eating, (17 lbs down in case you were wondering) working out this last week was a bit off kilter but it needed to be so that I could help heal other parts of myself. Tomorrow will begin another week and hopefully better days to come. Right this moment I am feeling recharged from my trip and ready to keep trying.
Have a beautiful Sunday.. wish me luck on these shelves..
Peace Love and Light