Since it’s back to school week, I thought I’d show you where I am going back to school.
Here is my desk. Although any flat surface can and will be my desk at any given moment. I have boxes of magazines next to my desk that I’m going to organize with a purpose. I’m sure I will get around to this one day.
But not today. Today I am taking photos of my office which is also a bedroom.
I like to have a cup full of pencils at the ready. I’m pretty weird about this. There are a cup full of pencils in almost every room of the house except for two. The bathroom is one of the two.
I also like Sharpies. Brené has always had jars of Sharpies in her office. I stole this practice from her. It was a good steal.
Ok, as I mentioned, this office slash bedroom is also my closet. We live in an old house…and as my neighbor said once, “small closets are the blessing of an old house.”
I thought he was crazy when he said it, but he’s right. Small closets force you to keep only what you have space for, and in theory, only what you need.
I think this is a noble thing. Something to live by. And, also, I still needed some more room.
So a while ago, I converted these bookshelves into a closet with a dowel rod and some curtains. This is now my chest of drawers and what would be the bottom of my closet, if my closet wasn’t anything more than a small rod on which to hang clothes. So basically, shoes and underwear, right here.
Also a bed.
That is the kitchen in the next room across the hall there on the left through the door. You can sort of see a chair pulled up to the counter in there.
That chair is pulled up there because I use this kitchen counter regularly to work also. I mainly do this when my computer or phone is out of power and needs recharging…which is basically all the time. I work right here more than even makes sense.
But back to the officeguestroomcloset.
What I love about it most (other than its windows) is its ceiling. See, this room used to be the back porch, and then the screened-in back porch, and then the added room. And the ceiling was added in bits and parts as well. When it’s raining really hard outside, this roof leaks a bit in three places. We have tried numerous times to get this fixed. In fact, we have hired three different people to fix this roof, but this roof does not want to be fixed. I love this roof.
But here’s what’s new about this room. This dog is a permanent fixture in this room now, because this dog follows me around everywhere.
She also jumps when you point a camera at her. This dog is cute.
And speaking of this dog, this dog has introduced me to my latest favorite place to work. Outside. Because that’s where she likes to go … a lot. Outside with the pumpkins (they’re growing, see?) and lizards and sticks and etc. Outside is her favorite. Also, it’s currently 99 degrees outside.
Here’s hoping I get to use that new officeguestroomcloset again soon.
PS. Oh look Jenny just posted where she works.