Joining Jen with 7QTs
In which I take you through a thought progression upon which I am stuck like a broken record:
I start out thinking about all the reading this family does and the fact that we are knee-deep in books. This leads to wishing that I had an honest-to-goodness library in the house. We have books covering every horizontal surface and not enough bookshelves to even hope of housing them all.
I dream of built-ins and personal libraries and of cozy little nooks in which to curl up and read.
Then I start realizing that this where-to-put-the-books dilemma won’t be resolved any time soon. Our soon-to-be-temporary-home is going to be a studio apartment. Five beings. All their worldly things. One room. I’m excited, but only if we can commit to decluttering in order to keep my head from exploding.
THAT reminds me, for the 55th billionth time, that I don’t do well with clutter.
Which brings me to the fact that my strengths in life do not include decorating or organizing.
At which point I start to get sidetracked…thinking about that funny decorating site…what’s the name of that site?…I never can remember…and I inevitably end up googling “pottery barn spoof blog” every few months or so…there I go again, ah yes THAT’S the one: catalogliving.net. Go click over…
…read about Gary and Elaine…never look at a decorating magazine the same way again.
From there, having been duly entertained for _______ amount of time, I get back to thinking about our living situation. No, I’m not totally insane to be excited about five of us living in one room. I’ve been looking at pictures of the space this week, and all I can think of is how easy it will be to keep it clean. And how much TIME this is going to open up…
That’s all she wrote, folks. What’s on your reading list this week?