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It’s Friday and I am Packing…Still

Happy Friday! This has been a long, long week. Why does it feel so long? Could it be, the impending office move and my need to pack boxes when I still don’t even know where I am going? Could be.

Today, I packed up my Murakami collection. Let me tell you, that hurt a little bit. I’ve been gazing at those titles and news articles for some time now. They were just above eye level and while working, I would occasionally raise my gaze to say hi. See that picture below? Trish sent me that article. Thanks, Trish.

Murakami

And then, there are photos like this one:

The Kids

I have been working here a really long time! Going on twenty-one years to be exact. I am going to miss this space for many reasons. I still don’t know the exact location of where I will be, but I know the area and it’s sterile. Very sterile and… lacking character. I don’t think I will be able to display my things like I did here. I am going to have to have a renegade shelf for my prized possessions.

Going through all of this stuff makes for dusty work so I am a weepy sneezy mess. I am not a keeper of things but some things, because of my line of work require me to hang onto stuff longer than say the average employee. If it were up to me, I’d dump half of it.

But, it’s Friday and I am having lunch with a work bud which improves the day quite a bit. Tonight The Teen has his last driving lesson on the freeway! Give me strength.

Tomorrow we have a track meet at a high school far away. The Girl chose to drop an event so that we can get home at a decent hour so she is only doing high jump, long jump and 4×100 relay. The Teen and his girlfriend have a date at the zoo and then later the Observatory but that is on the opposite side of  where we will be for track so we are trying to figure out how to get them there and back.

I think the read-a-thon is this weekend, right? Maybe I can get some reading in at the meet but I doubt it. If you are participating in the read-a-thon, what are you planning to read? If I can get any reading in, I want to finish Blood on Snow and The Children’s Crusade.

Oh! I just remembered that the LA Festival of Books is this weekend. I sometimes go but the venue just doesn’t do it for me. I probably won’t go this weekend since I am totally booked Saturday,  but I will take a look to see which authors I’ll be missing. Any of you going?

Shameless Reading Spot: What’s Yours?

Do you guys watch Seinfeld? You know that episode where George builds out the space under his desk so he can take naps while working?

Seinfeld - George

Every time this episode comes on my husband and I laugh because this is a trick I have been doing for years. NOT while working and NOT to take naps, but before work, I throw down my yoga mat and sort of “hang out” there with my book.

It’s true.

I made the decision a long time ago to get to work earlier than I have to. Mostly, to avoid traffic but back in the day, I did it to go to the gym before work. That doesn’t happen anymore. But, I’ve come to love my early mornings for lots of reasons. It’s super quiet, no one is here, I can enjoy my coffee, read, listen to Spotify if I want and yes, throw down my yoga mat, get comfy and literally fall into whatever book I am reading at the time.

This morning I was thinking about why this spot appeals to me so much and I have to say, that it reminds me of my childhood. My favorite library growing up had reading cubbies for the kids. Made of wood, they were just the right size and when you read inside of one, you could shut the world out around you.

Here’s a shot of mine, minus the yoga mat but as you can see, it’s not tricked out like the one George had. Heck, it doesn’t even have a back to it. My old desk did. Oh, how I miss it.

Desk

My husband knows me so well that yesterday when he asked me how I was feeling in chat, this is what went down:

Chat

So, am I weird? Do you guys have a shameless reading spot? It’s not something I would yell from the rafters but I think maybe readers could understand my weirdness. No?