Happy Saturday! Which still has meaning for me, because I am actually working 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. But today I have the whoooooooooooooole day and I am going to try to organize my space.
Here’s my vision, for the small back bedroom of my parents where I am currently living. First, I make the bed every morning turning it into more of a “sofa” than a bed by putting pillows up on the long side against the wall. Then, I bring in the extra little TV and put it in front of the bed, thereby creating a “living room”.
We get the desk out of the closet and put it along the wall, I put my phone and laptop and stuff from work over there, “office”.
I hang my coat on the hook by the door and put my shoes underneath, “front hall”. And we empty the linens out of the chest and put my clothes in, “closet”. Thereby leaving the real closets to perform their current task “storage area for my parents’ stuff”.
And poof! I have a 3 and a half room living space! Office, living room, bedroom, and front hall with a closet!
So, that’s one thing to talk about, what imaginative uses are you all putting in place for your space?
Other thing to talk about, it’s Rani’s birthday!!!!! Yaaaaaaaay!!!! Did not think that through when I scheduled Aiyyaa for yesterday, but it was a nice coincidence. Aiyyaa may be my favorite Rani performance, what’s yours?
And finally, nice stories to tell of good things that happened in your life which will make us all feel hopeful, this is the space. For example, yesterday my parents went for a long walk along the lakefront and my father, as I asked him, did NOT go up and talk to strangers like he usually does. But he did wave really really big every time he saw someone. The first three people kind of avoided eye contact, but then he finally got someone who waved really big back at him. So that’s nice!
Also, my parents’ apartment has windows that look out on a high traffic alley. We totally need to put signs up in them, don’t we? I’m thinking something like “HI!” or “Hang in There!” or “We’re All in This Together!” Heck, we’ve got enough windows, we could do all three!