Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sunday Salon- Coming Soon- My New Home Office!


After a somewhat bruising week between this and that, I've been having a very nice weekend napping, baking and reading.Yesterday I baked a batch of hamentaschen, the traditional triangular Purim cookie, though I fill mine with Nutella instead of the traditional poppy seeds or apricot. Yum.

And today I'm putting together a little home office for myself- a new desk and a recycled bookshelf, in my sewing room. I'm saying goodbye to my old futon and setting up the first desk I've had since college. I'm so excited. I really need a more formal workspace at home; working from my sofa has not been going well! My husband and I got a simple desk at IKEA last week, just perfect for my laptop; right now it's still in the boxes. Unfortunately, since the futon's new owners won't take possession until later on today I can't set it up and take pictures to show you right now.

So for the afternoon I'll be cleaning and periodically reading Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, a very nice new novel by Helen Simonson. Jeff and I think we need to have another yard sale this spring or early summer so I'm putting aside things and throwing things out and just generally clearing out some clutter. And wondering if I'll ever get back to my quilting!

Oh- if you're into blogs about movies, a couple of friends of mine have started a blog, A and A's Movie A Day, to document their project of watching a movie a day until they've worked their way through their substantial collection of DVDs. They're smart and cool and great writers and I'm going to follow them- you should, too.

What are you up to today?

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15 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Hamantaschen with nutella - yum! I loved Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. Then I forced it on my husband and he really liked it too. Reviews today in The Washington Post and The New York Times. The former is much better, even though the latter is written by Alexander McCall Smith.

bermudaonion said...

It'll be so exciting to have a little workspace all your own. I can't wait to see pictures!

Book Dilettante said...

Congrats and good luck with a work room of your own!

Vasilly said...

Having an office of your own sounds so great.I have a mini-office that I would love to improve on. Have a great Sunday!

unfinishedperson said...

Hey, I think you're the first Sunday Saloner today that actually is talking about what they're reading today. Glad to know someone here is reading, and that I'm not the only one. ;) Oh, not that the other things don't sound exciting. Personally, I'd like a laptop to get out of my home office whereas you're looking forward to getting into a home office.

Lenore said...

I am so thankful for my home office! It really keeps me organized.

Fibro Witch said...

When I read the name "Pettigrew" I immediately thought of that great book Miss Pettigrew lives for a day. Different book, buy a different author. Wonder if the two have anything in common? Other than the main characters last name. Can't wait for your review.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I am excited to see your photos of your new office!

I finally got my own space when I moved here about three years ago.

My Salon is here:

http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunday-salon.html

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http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2010/03/lovely-blog-award.html

Frances said...

Good luck! So exciting to make the big changes. And to throw stuff out. Envying you that copy of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand! Happy reading!

Alexia561 said...

Looking forward to seeing pictures once your office is all set up! Have fun setting it up! :)

I really should think about having a yard sale this spring to motivate me to clear out the closets, but the one time we had one was no fun. I had priced everything to sell and people still tried to bargain! Hello? It's already a quarter! *shakes head*

Andi said...

Good luck getting your office space all set up. Definitely would love to see pics when you're done.

jewwishes said...

How exciting for you!!! A workspace of your own will give you a different feel for things.

Enjoy!

~~Lorri

caite said...

I couldn't finish reading your post. I read the word "Nutella' and my eyes glazed over...

Zibilee said...

Oh wow! It is going to be so nice for you to have a little office for you to work from! I can't wait to see pictures when you've got it all set up! Good luck with getting it all together!

Tanatoes said...

Why, thank you for the plug! I hope the office works out for you.