Saturday, January 19, 2008
Cold Outside - Time for Indoor Activities
It is just plain cold here - ok, ok, I know it's Minnesota, but for heaven's sake, this morning it was 15 below zero.
For a week, I have been reorganizing my office/den - cleaning files, sorting, tossing, making a donation bag.
I redid this room in 2005, when I did the whole house remodel. At that time, my business partner had a desk from IKEA that was sitting unused in our office. It was convenient so I brought it home and installed it in my home office.
That desk is mammoth. Three levels of shelves and a desktop that is 60" by 36". While it was convenient to have all that storage for art supplies, pictures, office supplies and other craft items - I had little space for to do yoga, pilates, meditation, etc. It was time for a change.
Last weekend, I got two rolling chest of drawers and put them in the closet to hold smaller items. That helped to organize some of the clutter quite a bit.
Last night (when it was only 3 below zero at 5:00 pm) I went to Target and purchased this little desk - it is perfect. The old desk was very tall and covered part of the window - this desk is the right size for my cinema monitor, my little MAC G4 and a few office supplies. The bins under the desk are art supplies - everything else is organized in the closet. I LOVE it.
Tonight it is supposed to be -12 to -17, with wind chills of 30 below zero. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm - I'm home with kitty - snug, warm and enjoying my new space. I think I'll get a pay per view movie, read my book, and just relax. I am so grateful for this life of mine. My meditation practice is going well and I can feel the balance it always brings. If you are in the cold - snuggle in, be warm, enjoy - it's Saturday!!