Tuesday, February 05, 2013
My desk: This is a beautiful oak desk. It is HUGE, and has glass over the whole top (to protect the wood). On this desk are the aforementioned books, a table lamp, and computer monitor, a ceramic bowl with potpourri, a statue of an elk, Ms. Liberty, a bear sitting in a large cup from Cooley Law School, a dog sitting on the Circa Calendar holder, a quart Mason jar with raw almonds, a milk jar with Riesen candy, the TV remotes, and the cell phone charger that belongs in the van. Oh, and my keys. The FitBit charger is on the desk as well. And, there is a small glass salt container that currently has my rings and earrings in it. Most important, I have a lovely pencil holder that holds all my useful writing implements, a letter opener, and a pair of paper scissors. This is where I spend most of my waking hours at home.
Monday, February 04, 2013
Sitting in front of the books on the book cabinet on my left are: Walkerís Shortbread, bubble gum balls, the case for my Philip Stein watch, the box from the Sprint cell phone, a three hole punch, and a collapsing purple umbrella. The writing books on my desk are propped up with two elephant bookends that I purchased a couple of years ago from Barnes and Noble. They do a pretty good job.
Across the room from me, in the television cabinet, are some more books. These books are the annuals/year books from my junior high, senior high, and undergraduate college. In front of those books are some family photos of the girls, a statute of an enlisted navy man, and a bear with a naval uniform. That cabinet also houses our DVD/CD/Video collection as well as my record collection.
Sunday, February 03, 2013
From where I sit, at the computer, I see, on my desk, no fewer than sixteen books. There are needlework books, writing books, legal books, and one cookbook. To my left is a nine board feet book cabinet that is filled with legal books. In front of that are about 40 books in stacks, all legal books. Near the wall, behind my back, is another stack of 20 books, all having to do with legal assisting. To my right, leaning against my desk, are two books: a hymnal and a readerís encyclopedia.
Saturday, February 02, 2013
We dedicate one room of the house (generally known as the living room) to our books and my piano. What made it particularly nice is that our best sofa is in the same room, and several wood arm chairs are there. Thus, it is a good room for quiet reading, discussions among ourselves, a place for our visitors to chat with us, and a place for me to play the piano and study and write.
We have a 15 foot long wall that has floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. However, this does not mean that is the ONLY place that we have books. Goodness, I think the only place that there are no books is in the bathrooms (again, books do not like water). We each have a small stash (10+/- board feet of books) in each of our bedrooms. We have books (20 board feet) in the kitchen, another 80 board feet of books in the family room, and, well, some books stacked here and there.
Friday, February 01, 2013
There is never enough room in our home for our books. We have a lot of them, and yes, each and every one of the books has been read by one or more members of the family. We do actually send books away to other homes every few years, but our core library remains the same, with some judicious (HA!) additions.
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