Monday Musings: The Virtual Office Tour or Don’t Make Me Clean My Dining Room Table for Nothing

Good morning! It’s Monday and that means it’s time for Monday Musings. Last week Chris Allen-Riley, Kirsti Jones, Lynn Doezema, and I looked at places we’d most like to live. This week, we look at the place we do live…and take you on a virtual tour of our office.


Dining Room Table

Yup, that’s it. I use the term office lightly. This is my dining room table (decluttered especially for these photos). The farmette is cute and friendly but the layout is a bit funky. I have a long skinny living room and two huge bedrooms upstairs. Plenty of room for an office but there isn’t one included anywhere. We tried to make the teeny bedroom on the ground floor into a study of sorts, but it got converted to a guest bedroom. The last time I spent any time in there I got a bad case of cabin fever and tore up the linoleum to see if there was hardwood underneath. There was…but unfortunately DH was not impressed. However, I digress…back to my office.

This is what it looks like set up for writing…Table with writing stuff

Oh yeah! Computer, coffee cup, wireless mouse (because I detest the little finger pad do-dad), my purple binder which contains whatever I’m editing currently, and my blue clipboard which is preloaded with pen and paper for the car.

Now then…say I’m feeling like something a little more cozy…ta-da!

Office chair

It’s the office easy chair. All I need is my lap desk (shown) and my foot stool, and I can sink into this corner for some work. The old library card catalog on the floor to the left serves as Virus researchmy end table to hold my coffee cup and the research book for my next YA.

So…there you have it. Would I like to have a real office? Maybe someday. At the very least, I’d like to have a little desk space to call my own. Scatter some papers around, put up my Lego mini-figures (the werewolf, Tow Mater, Lego motorcycle dude with goggles and dynamite), maybe even hang something on the wall.

But it’s all good. This layout has worked for me so far!

How about you? What does your workspace look like?

10 thoughts on “Monday Musings: The Virtual Office Tour or Don’t Make Me Clean My Dining Room Table for Nothing

  1. Joselyn says:

    I love the card catalog! I have a desk, but it seems to get littered with all the kids’ crap. I don’t know how many hair bows and broken cars I have on it at any given time. Most of my writing gets done on the couch. It’s much more comfortable.

  2. christineallenriley says:

    I LOVE the card catalog end table! That is so cool! And I love that you have a collection of Lego minifigs. Once, my sister and I took a bunch of the boys’ mini figures and made our very own Buffy the Vampire Slayer set. It was awesome. 😀

  3. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I have a desk, too, but I usually write in the family room because hubby gets lonely. The television is always on so I have to use headphones to get anything done. But like you say, it works so far. We do what we have to! Thanks for the tour.

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