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Thursday, July 15, 2010

The 'Beth Performs Design Miracles' Show

In an effort to blow off doing any real work this morning, I am planning to rearrange and organize my home office.  I do believe in the principles of Feng Shui and accept that one of the reasons that I cannot get my professional life in order is due to the fact that there is no order whatsoever in my home office.

Plus, I have watched too many DIY and HGTV shows this week and think I can come in and in about 30 minutes, I can completely change my room and life around. Isn't that the way it works?

The problem?  My desk faces the wall away and I cannot see the huge, beautiful tree out my window.



My desk is one of those old types that has shelves over the desk part.  There are also piles and piles of "important papers" all over the top of my two cute file cabinets I splurged for from Crate and Barrel about three years ago.  You can hardly see the cabinets for the mess. 

Next to the filing cabinets is a metal shelve for weights, most of which neither Bill nor I can lift.  The salesman at the exercise store must have had a huge laugh when he sold me this rack with weights only a serious body builder could lift, several Christmas' ago!




There is an old chair with a broken arm tucked into the corner.   



And finally, I have glass-shelved tall bookcase filled to the brim with miscellaneous mess, ranging from thank you note paper to pencil sharpeners to old eye glass cases I cannot seem to throw away.   The glasses have been lost or broken years ago, mind you.  My favorite items are two large pictures of my husband's high school wrestling team and one of his brother's high school football team! 



And all of these items fit into this crazy-shaped room that is no more than 10' x 8' in size.  I have my work cut out for me.  But just like the TV shows, I start this episode with confidence and hope for a better looking office and a more productive life!  Never mind that half the pieces in the room are impossibly heavy.  NEVER tell a woman when she wants to move furniture that she cannot handle it!  Especially an empty nest woman.  I have moved every piece in a living room before, all by myself!  (You know what I am talking about, don't you ladies?!!)

My show is a little different than those on TV, in that I have $0 dollars to spend, just my perky personality and a will to make things better.

Well, no time for idle chit-chat, I must start the show. Wish me luck.  If you don't hear from me in a few days, a large desk either fell on me and crushed my skull or I could not figure how to set the computer back properly.  Here goes nothing....................

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2 Comments:

Blogger Emily said...

i'm in the process of redoing/rearranging my tiny room too-i nearly threw out my back trying to move my queen size bed by myself but you're right- when a woman is on a mission to redecorate, no obstacle can stand in her way! best of luck :)

August 26, 2010 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

i'm in the process of redoing/rearranging my tiny room too-i nearly threw out my back trying to move my queen size bed by myself but you're right- when a woman is on a mission to redecorate, no obstacle can stand in her way! best of luck :)

August 26, 2010 at 1:18 PM  

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