Monday, March 31, 2008

National Disaster = Fantastic Office = National Disaster

This week’s theme is…what is your office like?

Well, to be honest, it’s a disaster at the moment. Normally, it flips between that disaster state and a sort of neat, orderly condition every month or so. It seems that whenever we do a major overhaul of another room, things…migrate to my office there to reside until such time that I get totally aggravated and throw them out.

I’ve been trying to set the room up according to the tenets of Feng Shui. If you’re not familiar with that, it’s a system that says certain objects should be located in certain places to aid in your mental, emotional, creative aspects among other things.

It would probably work…if it weren’t for those alternating disaster states :D

In general, I do love my office. Once upon a time, my desk was located in the living room at the foot of the stairs. When I’d work, my hubby or daughter would sit on the steps and start talking. That way they could see me and see if I was paying attention or not. It worked – for them – because I’d stop typing and listen to what they had to say. Then my daughter moved out.

Her bedroom became my office. I repainted the walls (they’re now a lovely lavender), bought new blinds, got a small TV, an end table with a lovely Tiffany style lamp. I’ve got an easy chair in the rec room I’d like to bring up…if I could relocate some of the stuff that worms its way into the room. And if I could figure out a way to keep it from being a launching pad for Wookie to attack the computer (it seems that when I work, everyone including the cat, wants my attention, lol). I suspect I’ll have to rearrange the furniture once again before that happens.

And, no, I can’t lock Wookie out. We actually share the room. I say share but those of you with feline companions know what I really mean, lol. In her opinion, the room, indeed, the entire house, is hers and we are all subject to her will. Typical cat :D

But I love her and my hubby and my daughter even if they do interrupt. At least they now have to walk all the way up the stairs and into my office. That’s exercise and that’s good for them, lol

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4 comments:

Lynda said...

You might want to remove the TV from the bedroom if you want to encourage happy and healthy energy in the room. According to Feng Shui, the energy from the TV can be too overwhelming. At the very least, try to cover up the TV with a decorative scarf when not in use. For more great advice, come to www.ArtOfPlacement.com.

Skylar Masey said...

Lol Lynda!

When we moved into our new rental house I called dibs on the big office in the back bedroom that looked out over the backyard. It even had a butterfly switch cover!

Then we figured out my bf's humongous corner desk wouldn't fit in the middle bedroom. So guess where I ended up?

And for this week I had to do a mad dash (while sick) to organize my space, since like you it tends to catch a lot of clutter! But I succeeded for the most part.

And so far, I've managed to keep my kitties out...unless you count my bf's entrance when Puff magical disappeared after he shut the door. :0) And then there's the story of putting the empty paper box in the hall. I heard a ruckus, then my bf burst out laughing. He'd shooed Tabby from his perch on top of the box (amid a litter of the things I moved into the hall for a minute) then picked up the box. Since he knew it was empty, but it now had weight, my bf put it down and lifted the lid. Puff jumped out. :0)

Savanna Kougar said...

I like the whole concept of feng shui -- but somehow I never quite make it over into that rarified realm.
And my office is way too much organized chaos for my doggie critters. Nope, they've got there own areas.

Lynda K. Scott said...

My Zuzu, a rottie mix, hesitates to climb up the stairs otherwise she'd be the huge lump behind my chair tripping me every time I got up :D

Wookie, the Queen of the Universe, is bad enough. Luckily, she allows me to work in 'her' room provided I pay due homage to her on demand LOL