Sorry, Delicious Readers. I just haven't had the heart to sit down and write much of anything lately. I've been completely out of sorts.
And I think I've figured out the reason why...
I don't have a desk anymore.
Sounds silly, right? I mean, I have a laptop and I have a lap, so why's a desk so important? (I've really been analyzing this in efforts to pull myself out of the blue funk and back into the pink haze of happiness.)
Here's what it all boils down to: I need a place to settle into, to organize, to set up and make pretty. I need someplace I can line up all my writing manuals, my beautiful and sharp Ticonderoga pencils with the perfect erasers and my 12"x12" mind maps. I need one place where I can toss random papers and stack the bills.
Right now, there's paperwork, bills, lists and receipts all over the house. I can't find anything when I need it and I'm seriously beginning to lose it!
So I found a desk and have gone to Office Depot to stare at it several times. It's a cream-colored beauty of a writing desk--exactly what I want. It's a great price to begin with and to make the deal sweeter, it's on sale.
But I have yet to pull out my debit card. I just can't make myself do it. The place in the living room I've carved out for it just isn't right and I don't have anywhere else to put it. I've literally been losing sleep over this dilemma. How pathetic is that???
So on to Plan B. (Or is this C or D or E?) The guest room bed is now my desk. I'm kidnapping a little bookshelf from Hayley for my books, I've set up a rolling cart with office supplies and I'll just be using an expanding file for paperwork. See? I've got it all worked out.
There's only one itty-bitty mite of a problem: my desk is a bed. A bed, people! We all know that I like to sleep way too much, so what am I going to be doing instead of writing?
You guessed it! SLEEPING!!
I'll just have to take myself out of the house for a couple hours each afternoon before the kids get home. Starbucks, the library, a park... anywhere that does not have a bed, a pillow and a comfy blanket to curl up in.
At any rate, I'm going to try really, really, really hard to blog (almost) daily again. 'Cause one of these days the house will actually be completely unpacked and in shape. And I'm gonna want to show you all photos!!!