Personal projects pre-empted my post

+JMJ+ I missed my self-imposed deadline for posting tonight, well, last night now. I got carried away with a couple of projects I’ve been working on. These projects required outside help so I’ve had to work on them when they could come over and we could get some stuff done. Stuff like:


  • A room of my own for music. Yes! A whole room devoted to nothing but music, or as Miss Lucy Dawg prefers to call it, hideous, loud, obnoxious noise. We (and by we I mean they, Helper #1 and Helper #2) moved all the stuff into another room. The flooring company pulled up the old carpet and put down an inexpensive floor. I found an inexpensive indoor/outdoor area rug on sale, and Helper #1 and Helper #2 returned and put in some gear I’ve collected over the years. Now if only I had some talent and could play all of that stuff. ;) I may share more photos after I put the finishing touches on it. I really need a lava lamp but I haven’t found a good one yet. And those walls! UGH! Really, the whole house needs painting. Argh! It never ends! Maybe I can fill the room with mood lighting instead. ;)
  • Bookcases, hallelujah, bookcases! I got some inexpensive ones and we (and by we I mean Helper #2) put them together yesterday and tonight. I’m finally getting my books out of boxes. Boxes, boxes, boxes of books, books, books. And utter bliss! I still have to get more bookcases but I can’t squeeze much more into the den and still have room for Major Tom’s cat tree, which also has yet to be assembled. I’ll share a photo of this project, too, (bookcases and cat tree) later on.

Both of these projects have been several years in the making. I had begun work on them before my health broke down which brought everything to a grinding halt. I remember a time before sarcoidosis when I used to handle most of my projects myself. I just can’t do what I used to do anymore. And I’m only now recovered enough from The Ordeal™️ of a few years ago to even think properly about what I was working on before all of that happened. (In case you were wondering, my sarcoidosis landed me in the hospital for the second time a few years ago and it’s been a difficult and long road to recovery, especially difficult for someone as impatient as I am and as used to doing things on her own.)

So I’ve been happily taking two or three books at a time from whatever room their box was in to the bookcases in the den and lobbing them in there. After I see what all I’ve got to work with and what needs to be where I can grab it (or see it, it’s been so long!), I’ll begin the arduous but also glorious task of arranging them. (If you’ve read my conversion story, you know the significance of that.)

It’s truly wonderful to look around the room now and see the house beginning to look like I live here. There are seven–count ’em, SEVEN–big storage bins of books in the den and more boxes in the guest bedroom right now. And I’ve already filled half of the shelves. If I had one more room, I’d make it the library/study. But I don’t have another room and I am not going to use the basement. That’s a project I’m not planning to take on. There are storage bins down there full of books I may get rid of. Maybe. Probably. We’ll see.

Well, this post is getting long and it’s late so I’ll close here. Thanks for visiting and for reading. I pray that you and I will stay holy and virtuous, and help each other to become the SAINTS the Good Lord intends us to be. God bless you and may His Peace be always with you. +JMJ+ 

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Image: My own lovely photo of my own lovely studio featuring my own lovely Miss Lucy Dawg.

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