Wednesday, October 5

trying to be good

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Oh kids. The sun? This morning? Pouring in. Filling the room with light.

I just snapped these pics 30 seconds ago because a) I must share the warmth of this yummy morning light and b) anything to distract/delay me from work I MUST do this morning because hello-- I have procrastinated as long as humanly possible.

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I want to be good, I really do-- I want to send out the 847 emails I must send. I want to finish the database and clean my closet and write letters and make phone calls, walk the dogs, meditate, make a healthy breakfast and do everything that needs doing yesterday that I put off until today-- but oh man, all I want to do in this moment is lay in the sun.

So instead, I moved my "office" into this front room where the sun can shower down around my shoulders and I will try not to be distracted by it.

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Part of this savoring is that yesterday Christine and I (plus Amy and little Vijay) drove up to Portland, ME to visit with the amazing Amanda and Annabel and it was pouring rain. Pouring rain. Lucky I wasn't behind the wheel or we would never have gotten there (read: am an octogenarian when it comes to driving in bad weather). Turns out Michigan produces good (young!) drivers as Christine just barrelled through.

But it was a gray, rainy day from start to finish so this morning's light feels all the more soothing-- though I must say-- hanging with the soule girls at Arabica and Duckfat-- chewing the fat and talking creative projects (as well as consuming milkshakes and belgian fries--omg!) had its own cozy sparkling mojo to be sure.

But now-- I am here. It is WEDNESDAY-- oh lord-- we are talking the middle of the week and I need to nail my butt to the chair and get some work done stat.

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I'm thinking I might need to move my computer back into the real office-- I mean, is it even possible to work when the lure of the sun to the couch is this strong?

Bisous, E

8 comments:

  1. I want to move into your flat. Fact.

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  3. Me too Susannah, love all the whites and that floor is amazing. I love that the pups are doing what you long to do, lying around in the sun.

    xo
    Karen

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  4. What a beautifully peaceful space that looks! The warmth of that rug against the white ... Ahhhh, no wonder the dog looks so contented lying there!

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  5. pure dreaminess. It would be so hard to resist sitting there...

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  6. When I die I want to come back as a cat, or a dog, just so I can lie around in the sun.

    Lovely home E.

    Bridgemor

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  7. I usually move my stuff right on the floor in the bars of sunlight and then I can work until my heart's content! I do have to wrestle for the space with my puppy though. Sometimes Franklin wins, sometimes I do, it just depends on if I am using the stapler or not. (Franklin is terrified of the stapler...hehehe...)

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  8. Oh my goodness. I am drooling over the photos in this post. I was already enamoured with your little cute home and the way you've decorated it, but now THIS. Sheesh. Pure inspiration.

    I would have a hard time being inspired to work in that setting, too. Or perhaps I'd feel inspired to be creative in ways that are different than what my work presently demanded. :)

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thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me-- I love that you stopped by and hope something I shared was what you needed today. xo, e