Thursday, February 25, 2010


When Dh and I started our remodel project last year, one of my "must haves" was a home office. A place to write, a place to think a place to read, a place to be. (vase and votive were estate sale finds, and look like the "real thing")

We share the space. Often we work there at different times. I'm there during the day and sometimes I'm alone there for hours.

He uses it mainly as an office-away-from-work, and stores things there he wants to keep, but doesn't need to have at hand at work.
My side has reference books, useful supplies and a handy jar of dog/cat treats. I have a pillow in my chair that I bought in SF last year, when I went to a writers' conference there.
In the corner, I have some plants and a fountain. I love the sound of the water and having living things sharing the space.

Skitter Kitten has a favorite spot in the desk to sleep, Baby and Scooby come in and out, mostly for the treats I keep in a jar on the desk. Mr Whiskers is still getting used to the room and visits to scratch on the scratching pad. None of them wanted to pose for this entry.

Since we set up the office, I've written more, read more, and felt more in tune with my writing. I'm so thankful to have a place I can call my own for writing.

What are you thankful for today?

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Remember....every time

I've seen this on other blogs, but I'm putting it out there in case you missed it.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

DICK FRANCIS, one of my favorite mystery authors, died yesterday.

I'm taking the afternoon off to reread on of my favorites of his, TO THE HILT.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010




Sunday, February 7, 2010

A visitor

This is one of the things I enjoy about winter--the leaves are gone and I can get a better view of the birds.

Lately, I've been getting impatient for Spring--the seed catalogs are arriving two or three a day, the days are getting longer, it's time to think about summer camps for my boys, and the stores have swimsuits and Easter outfits displayed!

I'm daydreaming about moving the raspberries, redesigning the herb garden, and what sort of exotic peppers YOUNGEST SON and I can plant in the front garden.

With all of the snow, wind, and cold weather, it's nice to have something like this to remind me of the joys of winter.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My TBR list gets longer....

....but the "pile of books" grows smaller.

DH surprised me with this.


It's a good thing, too, because my right hand is sprained and it's difficult to type and write.

So much for the goal of writing lots every day--in a week or so I should be able to resume writing a couple of hours a day.