Well, as I'm sure you could tell by the fabulous quality of my blog posts last week- no reviews, a couple of days skipped, memes aplenty- I was sort of lacking in focus. My husband has had the flu since Tuesday so I've been pretty preoccupied. He's feeling better but it's been a long week. Luckily the house was stocked with food so when I had to go to the store 2-3 times every day it was only for little things. In the meantime not a lot else got done, except work and TV.
But today is a new day so let's see. As I mentioned on Friday, I've dropped my no-new-books-till-Lent thing. And really, given my personality how realistic was that? Not very. Couple that with the upcoming release of a new novel by one of my favorite authors and let's face it- it wasn't going to happen. Midweek last week I needed some time to kick back a little and what did I do? I went to a bookstore. Two, actually. And I shopped. Two books for me, one for my husband to read while he was sick, and a couple of DVDs while I was at it. So much for Lent.
In between fetching water, soup, crackers and more soup and more crackers, I worked and I continued to tidy up the new office. See? That's my desk above. It's Leksvik desk from IKEA- simple and traditional. The pencil cup, ruler and mug are all things I painted during my decorative-painting phase; I was never any good at it but I enjoyed it for a while. The coasters were a gift from a friend who made them.
Here's my bookshelf, beginning to get filled up with signed books. I could write a whole blog post about the books; each one has a story behind it.
Sometimes the story is, "I went to the bookstore and bought a signed copy off a pile," or "I ordered it online from the author who personalized it," but sometimes the story is better.
My cat is also enjoying the new shelf, as you can see below. It's important that he enjoy the furnishings.
What are you enjoying this Sunday? I hope you all are having a great day.
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