Good news! I am writing this post on a new computer, and NOTHING was lost from my crashed laptop – Doug managed to get the hard drive out and get everything recovered, so I can finally get back on track. I’m hoping to do a couple of catch-up blog posts this week – we’ll see. I have a list of things to do that’s a mile long, and I’m still getting everything on the computer the way I want. But WOW does it make a difference not working on a computer from 2008! I am really excited to show you the progress in The Study. But, since a weekly photo challenge waits for no one (or, for broken computers), here goes!
Week 27 : Where You Rest
A bed, a chaise, a favorite chair, a reading nook….any place you take a break
I’m trying very hard to work “rest” into my vocabulary. I am terrible at it. I feel better when I’m getting things done, and when I rest, I think about all the things I could be doing instead. I am getting better at it (being able to take a bath in a clawfoot helps immensely), but I still have a long way to go. As I’ve been working on Doug’s Study the last couple of weeks, I’ve been getting infinitely excited about getting to do a room for me in the next couple of years. I hate the term “office,” and since I know I’ll be doing lots of projects and planning and drape sewing, my space will be my “Studio.” And I’m already planning on a couple of great places for me to read and relax.
But for now, my favorite place is the one bedroom that’s complete. It won’t be the master long-term, but it is for now.
I love the chaise for reading. I don’t read novels as much as I used to (again, I’m working on that) but I love reading magazines and house books. This is the perfect sunny spot.
And the bed is the best place to nap.
Actually, that’s kind of a lie. I enjoy laying down in here, and sleeping at night, but it’s actually a terrible place to nap. It’s SO BRIGHT. The 6 windows gave me the courage to paint the walls black, but it really is the brightest room in the house. Amazing for so many things, but a midday nap isn’t really on that list.
Photo Challenge Info:
If you want to play along and share your pictures (I’d LOVE to see them!), use the hashtag #52weeksofhome
- Facebook – I’ll post each week’s post / picture on the Vivacious Victorian Facebook Page, and you can post yours in the comments!
You can also tell us which week you’re on, by including a second hashtag #52weeksofhomeweek27 (etc.)
Please share with anyone you think might be interested! If you missed the first weeks, WHATEVER! Do them anyway! Jump in whenever and wherever you want.
Here’s the list (also in pdf format : 52 Weeks of Home), of all the challenges for each week :