My space happens to be a tiny bedroom in my parents' house, for now. I don't mind too much; while sometimes I miss having my own space, there's also something nice about having people around after several years of it being me and the cat(s).
Anyway, I inhabit a tiny space, but I am thankful for that space. Today I cleaned it, and took some pictures of it. I call it my Batcave, and it is a somewhat cluttered, definitely colorful, space.
|For starters, I sleep on a Murphy bed. I fold it up to clean.|
|The only stuff I keep under the bed--a storage box with bags and purses,|
and my trusty foam roller.
|At the foot of the bed, this wall full of stuff. My office.|
|The piano, a garbage bag hanging from the door, and a view to the living|
room with a sweet little torbie wondering if I've finished vacuuming yet.
|To the left of my bed (as I sleep in it): my DVDs and a|
bunch of my books. Also: a llama (long story),
Harry Bear (from England) and my very old Snoopy that
has never been packed away or left behind.
|The top of that cupboard--some favorite tea stuff, a mirror that Summer |
gave me, and my motto.
|It was Mom who suggested I use my file cabinet (goes|
with the desk set) as a night stand.
|Everything I need in one cramped space--computer (I have held off getting|
a laptop all these years because I hate the flat keyboard), TV, DVD player,
|On the desk--a quote that never fails to inspire me.|
|Also, a note enclosed in the very first piece of mail Maayan ever sent me.|
I taped it up there and never took it down.
|The way everything is set up in our house, the "home|
base" for our AT&T (TV and Internet) is in my room.
It's like a bloody Christmas tree at night, so...
|...I use a sleep mask. Works a charm.|
|The view out my window--a tree and a fence. And a recycling bin.|
|A catch-all baker's rack for my printer and other stuff. |
The shoebox is for stuff that needs to be shredded.
|The piano, assorted Swimmy minions large and small, a mischievous cat,|
and a flower pot full of cat toys.
|A bunch of fun stuff people have given me over the|
years, and two items autographed by members of Keane.
|The other side of my bed: jewelry, lesson planning stuff, |
cookbooks, crafting stuff, odds and ends.
|The top of that cabinet. I just couldn't pack those three Snoopy pieces|
away in my storage unit.
|The closet. Clothes, shoes, scrapbooks.|
|Other side. The drawers are for underwear, pajamas,|
jeans, and a TON of workout gear.
|My running shoes get a place of honor.|
|The bed is back down, the sheets washed and put back on. You can see|
how crowded it is in here with a queen-sized bed.
|Mom gave me this fleecy blanket a couple of Christmases ago, and it's a|
favorite for snuggling up in on cold days. Also a favorite for cat naps.
|Draped at the foot of the bed--Mom crocheted each little rainbow circle, then|
surrounded them with white to make squares, then rows, etc. Took her
ages--but worth it.
|I put out a few Christmas things in my room, including Santa Swimmy and|
|In one cabinet--yes, I save my change. Every few days I empty all change|
from my wallet and put it in the coin sorter. Right now I've got $12.50.
|In this one, you can see where I hang my purse behind the door.|