Articles for this day of February 3, 2014


As an author, I work from home. Which means I spend a LOT of time staring at the same walls, windows, etc. During the week, my kids are at school and hubby’s at work, so I’m the only one here. Aside from the cats, who sometimes stop speaking to me.

Toward the end of last week, after a week filled with grumbling and feeling really down (not the “just cheer up” kind of down; the depression kind), I decided it was time to do some rearranging and redecorating of the apartment. At least of the living room and of my office space, which adjoins the living room.


I haven’t done a lot yet. I moved the family bookcase from one end of the living room to the other, and set up a little coat, shoe, and school supply area where the bookcase had been. I also found a really inexpensive shelving unit for $5 at a local thrift store, and I used that to get some of the younger teen’s stuff off the living room floor. She likes to keep things where she can find them; unfortunately that usually means EVERYWHERE.


I’ve also bought some frames and printed out collage sort of things of my book covers, and I’m trying to make the walls around my desk look neat and pretty instead of just having random stuff taped to them. That’s definitely a work in progress.

For various reasons, I don’t get out of the house much. And when I’m in a place where nothing changes for long periods of time, I start to feel a little restless. So I’m hoping I’ll be able to get this place arranged more neatly and have a pretty space to work in.