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Thursday, February 07, 2013

My legal assistant and I were talking about a mouse in her house and its travels around the place. It is gone now, I think.

My mouse at home (the computer kind), is failing. It does everything except signal "drop down" linkages. I must replace it! I also noticed, just before I became frustrated, that it would not open any files at all on my computer. It is a mouse problem, not a computer problem.

Oh, well. Onward!

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DIET_FRIEND 2/7/2013 12:13PM

    The mouse may need cleaning. If you can break it down and clean it, it might have some life left yet.

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BASKETLADY13 2/7/2013 9:43AM

    How ironic that your mouse quits working at the same time that the mouse in her house disappears. It's like her mouse took your mouse with it. LOL.

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My desk

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.

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LAWANDMUSIC 2/6/2013 7:16AM

    @PatriciaaK. Yes, indeed, I still have about 5 square feet to do work, lay out the papers I am working with, and a drawer for my keyboard. Sometimes I need to clear it off a bit, so that is once a week (Friday night), and I clean the glass once a week (Monday night). It is my major work space, so it has what I need as well as what I want on it. Unlike my desk at the prosecutor's office!

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MRSBOBBIBJD 2/6/2013 7:11AM

    Wow, it sounds beautiful.

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PATRICIAAK 2/5/2013 11:27PM

    Is there any room left on it to work?

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PARKERB2 2/5/2013 7:32PM

    Sounds like it is a useful part of the house and a catch all too. At least everything is all together.

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More books, in context

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.

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PATRICIAAK 2/4/2013 11:40PM

    I feel as though I am at your house looking around.

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CINDYCHARLENE 2/4/2013 11:03PM

    Sounds wonderful. I love books too. Love to read but love to write more. What a blessing education has been for me. I cannot imagine not being able to read or write.
Thanks for sharing.

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LINOVER 2/4/2013 4:50PM

    I still have some of my college texts and I graduated in 1967! I think it is probably time to get rid of them!

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NUTRON3 2/4/2013 8:37AM

    I am trying to slowly go through my books

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JGRAY76 2/4/2013 7:35AM

    It's hard to keep books and things organized. But the more I do the more organized the rest of my life seems to be.

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The view from my desk at home

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.

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MRSBOBBIBJD 2/4/2013 7:43AM

    I'd love to hear about your legal books, especially if there are any that you recommend for newly practicing attorneys :)

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PATRICIAAK 2/4/2013 12:27AM

    Yeah to reading

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DIET_FRIEND 2/3/2013 10:10PM

    Are you a lawyer? I hope so since you have dedicated so much of your space to legal books! I have as many cubic feet dedicated to teaching paraphernalia.

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HAWAIIANMAMMA 2/3/2013 12:43PM

    goodness! but I guess you need them all for reference!

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MAMATERRI58 2/3/2013 12:34PM

    Sounds like you need another bookshelf - and that you love books as much as I do.

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Dedicated book room aka library

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.

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    That sounds absolutely heavenly! I wish you could post a photo of it. My dream is to make one of our bedrooms into a library when our youngest grows up and out of our home.

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LILYBELLE12 2/2/2013 10:46PM

    I have a room as a Library also, and I love it for a quiet place to go! We often have friends visit and that is our favorite room to bring them, because there is no real distractions. It is the first room off our entryway to the house. We also have books in all the other rooms too, but this room definitely has all our favorite "Photo Type" books and a lot of our general books to read. It is a small room but 4 to 6 persons can easily visit in it comfortably.

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PATRICIAAK 2/2/2013 4:57PM

    sounds like my house before I downsided. I even had sliding bookshelves.

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