The strangest part of this deployment is that we will probably move to a new place before Paul gets home. It's a bummer because I adore this apartment, but sort of nice because I can make things work for just one person for the rest of the time I'm here.
Until yesterday, this meant I had only borrowed one drawer from his side of our dresser.
But what I'd really been looking forward to was clearing more space in our office.
First of all : I have no idea why I take the most tragic before pictures ever, but I tend to. Whenever I see them I think to myself, "YOU LIVED LIKE THIS?!" It was the exact same when I redid the other side of the office last fall.
Second, here are the major changes (as numbered above) :
- Paul's piles have been sorted and recycled and sorted again. They have been replaced by a plant we had in our bedroom. It might be my favorite part of the new room.
- My failed photo project (which I never shared here because it turned out lame) is off the wall and will rise again as something else entirely.
- The framed art that has been resting against the wall for a month is now on the wall. Along with some other fun art that I moved from other rooms/the pile of stuff under my work table.
- Those little red squares of paper that I used to keep track of products released got taped to the side of the white shelf by my desk.
Hooray! Better! Not perfect! But easier on the eyes! And I have MORE SPACE on the desktop and less clutter all around. The art is a bit haphazard up there, but I like it.
While I was cleaning through some of Paul's piles I found that gem of him in uniform from almost four years ago. I have no idea why it wasn't blown up and hanging on our wall already. But at least it's there now.
And that's that! I get to enjoy a great space for the next six months. And it only took me 14 months to get it together.
And because I always get questions - that giant calendar is by Stendig and I bought it at Crate & Barrel. I use post-its to plan out blog posts and stick them up there and rotate around as needed. The pages alternate from black to white each month.
SECOND TO LAST THING : I'm headed out of town on Tuesday so if you'd like a fall book (or anything else) by September 1st, please shop today or this weekend! I'll be making one last trip to the post office on Monday. Thank you!
LAST THING : I'm debuting the new blog late Sunday night/Monday! Can't wait to show you what I cooked up. If you check back and notice the blog is password protected, no worries - it's temporary until I get the kinks worked out.