Tuesday, May 30, 2006

My desk

Today's prompt was to share our computer space, so we can "see" each other as we share our stories. (I had my trusty assistant sit in for me in this shot. ) This is about as clean as it gets. Artwork from Emma is everywhere. Bills and assorted paperwork in the holder thingies. Water glass for me, juice cup for my assistant. Towel, ready to clean up spills from the water glass or juice cup. Dust on the scanner. My view of the backyard, so I can watch the kids outside, yet remain in the air conditioning (yes, I am a wimp). What you don't see is that my desk is squeezed into a corner of the playroom. That's why I'm ALWAYS on it, I get to play while the kids play or watch videos!

Now don't get excited, my house is not big. We decided that we really didn't need a formal dining room so we converted it into a playroom. Because, you know, my children eating their meals over carpet is SUCH a great idea! The size of the room is okay, but since it opens off the living room and is in direct sight of the front door, I had to be creative in my arrangement of furniture and toys. I really didn't want guests to walk in and immediately see overflowing toy bins or the mountain of clutter that is (normally) my desk. So both those things are stuck in corners and the only thing visible from the other room is our ugly old loveseat. I can deal with that.

Well, that was a whole bunch of ramble. If you've made it this far, thanks for sticking with me! I'll try to be more poetic tomorrow. The prompt for Wednesday is a great one!

9 comments:

Zephanee said...

He looks so comfortable there sitting with his slippers on. :) It's nice that you can keep an eye on your kids. Now that my computer is moved from the main living area, I have to keep my ears peeled for the sound of the toilet seat coming up (my son's new favorite place to play) and for the kitchen door opening. I should install one of those mirrors so I can see around the corner.

Jane said...

I think you've got the best of all worlds there Meg - out of sight of visitors, in sight of the kids and best of all, in the air conditioning! Can't grumble at that! :o)

glynis said...

What a cute photo of your 'trusty assistant'-very sweet!

loonyhiker said...

I loved the picture! And when I get home, I'll post one of my playroom too. As for being a wimp, I don't think you are. I think you are a wonderful mother who is fostering independence while keeping a watchful eye on her children. (Boy, doesn't that sound better than wimp!)

ArtcMom said...

Oh!OH! I am a wimp tooo!!!!!!! And I live deeper south than you!!!!

Stacey said...

I wish I could rearrange mine so I could see outside. I like you desk.

Bethy said...

Oh good god. You ARE me! I AM you! Go read my blog. You'll see.

The whole formal dining room/play room is making me just laugh out loud!!

Tink said...

Okay, all of you have twisted my arm. I will clean my desk this week. I will clean my desk this week. I will clean my desk this week, just as soon as I finish the living, kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, etc.

heather said...

Great to see your space Meg! Doesn't look so messy... Kids eating over carpet HA HA - we have big spilt drinks issues at our place (my youngest has a drinking problem - he ALWAYS spills milk on the carpet UGH!) But, so far he has not spilt on my Dell. (uh oh shouldn't have said that...)