This is not my desk but represents what it is a pretty basic corner desk, but not for long after the chaos dies down on monday, all the boxes are gone from daughter moving out and the man has been to hopefully fix the boiler (it needed parts) I intend to perform a little DIY on my basic desk and expand it to make it more practical to use.
While my laptop my be holding on my sanity is finally cracking, I need space. Everytime I try to do anything constructive all the things I have piled in my tiny makeshift corner/office descend upon me like a landslide and it is starting to get very annoying. It doesn’t help that my little corner has also become a hidey hole for anything retrieved from the puppy, that photos and files are now entwined with random wires and chargers.
Virginia Woolf spoke of needing a room of one’s own and never has it been so true for me, admittedly the desk will have to occupy a corner of my bedroom still as we do not have a spare room to be converted to an office and it will be at least 12 years before the monster leaves home so I do hope any move in the meantime will take this into account but for now just the idea of a designated workspace is bliss.
Robin Coyle has been blogging about strong vs weak words which I have scribbled on a white board do they help no…because the white board is hidden behind the laptop down here but in my new space will hang where it can be seen. Likewise the board full of prepositions provided by Josh Mosley, all useful info if it can actually be seen, to be able to once again hang my corkboard with ideas pinned to it, to have my reference books and dictionaries close at hand instead of going on a search each time I need my thesaurus.
As I am still in facebook limbo I have plenty of time to dream up my modifications so that hopefully by midweek I shall be sat at my new improved desk sharing pics of my creation.