Just wondered 🙂
This is where I sit when I am on a blogging spree. To my left is the kitchen and to my right is an open plan area that houses the dining table (that rarely gets used except by the cat!) and that has french doors that open up onto a bit of decking at the rear of the house. Out that door you can see and to the right is the front door and if you go straight ahead you walk up a small hallway to the bedrooms and bathroom etc. The family jewels are hidden under the fourth floorboard from the left window……..joking!!!!! You would sooooo be in the wrong house if you were looking for family jewels!!
I can just look up and over to my right a bit and I can see into the loungeroom (that is more the size of a farking cupboard!) and I can see the TV (flatscreen on the wall)…..so if something grabs my attention I don’t have to get up and go look!! Ricky is watching The Simpsons at the moment….that does not grab my attention!! Actually, I think he might be snoozing 🙂
On top of the computer desk is a bowl on a wrought iron stand with junk that has no other home in it as well as car keys, phones and wallets etc. It also houses golf tees, score sheets, screwdrivers and anything else Ricky dumps in there!! The round thing underneath it is a “golf ball” money box that he throws his change into when he empties his pockets….and I raid that every Sunday morning to get change for the Sunday paper girl 🙂 There are three little speakers, a pottery bowl with nothing in it, the cordless phone base which also has the answering machine in it, a Policeman ornament that wobbles and has “Top Cop” written on the base of it, my sunglasses, the camera case and one of Ricky’s work ties…..he always dumps his tie there at the end of the day!!
On the next shelf down there is the “black box” for the broadband connection, the screen, a stapler, address book, two stickytapes in their holders, a shelf for bills, a row of CD’s and a jar with all the pens and highlighters and pencils in it. The pull out shelf is next with the keyboard and mouse.
The bottom shelf has another big speaker, the tower, the printer, a heap of paper stacked up on top of the printer, calculator and a box of staples and some dust bunnies!!
So, that is where I spend a good portion of my “downtime”. I prefer to sit here and puddle away than watch TV lately. Ricky sits in and watches a program or two. Because it is open plan I don’t feel like I am away from the action! We can still talk……in the commercials of course….and it just seems more together than having the computer stuck down in the spareroom somewhere.
The wooden lady is one of the things I got from my deceased grandfather’s estate. I remember her from when I was very young and used to stay with my grandparents in Melbourne on occassion. The thing is…… there is just something I don’t particularly like about her eyes……so I put sunglasses on her 🙂 I change them every now and then to suit the mood. She had silver “Dame Edna” ones on over the Christmas with little silver disco balls hanging off them and tinsel around her neck ! She has a couple of cracks running through her, but I like them. It gives her an aged character and mystery. My Nan always refered to her as “The lady with the crack”. Of course, we still call her the lady with the crack too 🙂
I was sitting out on the decking with Karen on Saturday and turned around to see this staring at me…..he was perched on the guttering of the house next door. I happened to have the camera in front of me because we were trying to work out the video thing…..so I zoomed and snapped and it came out really well!! I am quite proud of it and it makes my plant in the foreground look fantastic!! There are a pair of kookaburras just over the back of our house and they have just had babies. We can hear the babies learning to “laugh” and they sound really funny……like they have something stuck in their throat! This is one of the parents………..
Just a whimsy post today…..but I would like to see photos of where you sit 🙂