|A view of the morning fog from my desk.
That’s my baby MinPin Spike looking out the window.
I spent my weekend (Sunday and Monday) rearranging my house. My desk has been in a corner with a view of the wall, and I was craving a place that was more peaceful and contemplative. My house is old and in need of a lot of attention, but one thing it has that can’t be disputed, and that is a beautiful view. On a clear day you can see the entire Bay Area. The photo on the right was taken on a foggy morning. If it had been clear over the tops of the houses across the street, you would be able to see the City of San Francisco, which is absolutely gorgeous. It looks like a little fairy city from a distance.
|My desk is next to the fireplace, where I have lots of
family photos, and memories of Michaela.
I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I love the view, and I love the open window with the feeling of a breeze on my face while I write. I can hardly wait for the rainy season to come, because now I will have a place where I can sit and watch the rain.
This is a good place to sit and wait. But this project also kept me very busy over the weekend. I basically exchanged my desk and couch with my TV. Sounds pretty simple, but there was an unbelievable amount of stuff I had accumulated in and on and around my desk. Of course I had to move it all off in order to move the desk in the first place. It was all over my dining room table, my kitchen countertop, and piled in the hallway. It was an insane amount of paper! And I didn’t want to have to put it all back, so I had to go through it all, sort it into what I needed to keep, what I needed to recycle, and what I needed to shred.
All surfaces in my house are visible now, I’m happy to say. Still plenty to do to keep me occupied for awhile. Plus tomorrow I go back to work. A four-day work week this week, and a three-day weekend. I’m looking forward to spending some time at my desk, and I’m hoping that this location gives me the inspiration or motivation I need to work on my book.
Just so you know, I haven’t heard anything yet about how long it will take. I’m not calling and pestering anybody about it. This is just one of those things where when it’s time, it will be time. I feel more of a need to cultivate peace than to get myself more wound up by demanding answers. I’ve kind of set the time around the anniversary as when I expect to hear. I think that’s longer than most people expect, but it just makes sense to me.
But I will let you know as soon as I do, either the time frame or the results.
Thanks again for your comments, e-mails, facebook comments, everything. Thank you so much for loving Michaela.