Today was pretty hectic, as I was on the Central Coast for my doll club meeting, and made the 3-hour drive back to Visalia this afternoon. While I thought and thought as I drove home about what I would post tonight, nothing really “jelled” for me.
So I’m going to go with today’s NaBloPoMo prompt, and share my little corner of the writing world…
When I moved in with my daughter last year, I gave up my huge corner computer desk because it took up WAY too much room. It was filled with nooks and crannies, all of them jam-packed with papers, photographs, and memorabilia. If I had brought it into my new bedroom, there would not have been room for my bed! For the past year my computer has been sitting on a “temporary” 4′ folding table in my bedroom, surrounded by even more heaps and piles of papers, photographs, and memorabilia. (I keep thinking I will either find a smaller desk for it, or switch from my PC to a laptop, and need even less room.) Beneath the table are stacks and stacks of books that I am either reading, getting ready to read, or needing to share with a friend.
Offering inspiration are cabinets filled with many of my favorite dolls, and walls covered with an eclectic mixture of photos, stitchery, paintings, and sayings. My favorite is a little framed piece I call the story of my life, that reads, “I put it where I knew I could find it when I needed it. Now that I need it, I can’t remember where I put it, but I’m sure it will show up when I’m not looking for it, and then it will be in the way.” I inherited this room from my young granddaughters, so the walls are cotton-candy pink accented with random butterflies and flowers. The boxes of valuable “stuff” to be sorted, given away, or taken to storage are behind me, so they don’t interfere with my concentration or inspiration (until I get up for my next cup of Mango Ceylon tea, at least).
Someday I will have a bigger space, but for now, this one is cozy and right in the heart of the family I love.