January Fresh ~ Cafe Writing ~ 7 Things Option #6

In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write. ~Pearl S. Buck

Give me seven things that inhabit or occupy your writing space. Interpret “writing space” any way you please... I have three different writing spaces, really. There is the laptop on the docking station in the living room, the desktop in my studio and the kitchen table.

1) Writing space for me depends of course on what I'm writing so let's start with the kitchen table. Writing at the kitchen table takes me back to doing my homework as a child after school. Grandma would sit me down at the table with a Coke and a Hershey bar to do my homework in hopes of keeping me quiet enough that she could watch her story (General Hospital) while she did her ironing. Sitting at the kitchen table for me is a comfort zone and brings with it fond memories. I use the kitchen table for menu planning and recipe sorting as well as just about everything else!! Occupying my kitchen writing space is:

  1. Memories
  2. Plants
  3. Bookcase of cook books
  4. A Golden Retriever at my feet
  5. Daylight streaming through all the windows
  6. Snow falling gently
  7. The smells of dinner cooking in the crock pot (Cherry Pork Chops with Scalloped Potatoes)
2) The desk top in my studio is a favorite, but it's also the one place where I can shut the door and hide it away. So the desktop literally is covered in on going projects and such. Occupying this writing space is:
  1. Quilt patterns
  2. Receipts
  3. Correspondence
  4. To Do lists
  5. Reference Books
  6. The scanner, fax machine, printers, etc...
  7. My Fabric Stash
3) The laptop on the docking station is probably the most used computer in the house. It sits on an old draw leaf table near the fireplace and is centrally located in the house. Occupying this space today (it changes daily) is:
  1. Several cook books
  2. The digital camera
  3. My Krispy Kreme doughnuts coffee cup, half full of cold coffee
  4. The family calendar
  5. Several unfinished recipes
  6. Yesterday's mail
  7. About a dozen post-it notes of to do items
My mood and task at hand have a serious influence on which of these 3 spaces I choose to use at any given time. It would be nice to clean up the desktop and the laptop are, but I know where everything is right now. LOL
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Mimi said...

OMG this brought back memories. My g'ma was my babysitter & every day, as far back as I can remember, I would have to get any snack that I wanted along with a "quiet project" so that I would not disturb her while she (we) watched GH.

Often the project would be a paste/glue she made from flour & strips of paper.

Joyce said...

Tamy, let me guess: Do you just love going into office supply stores like Office Depot? I could spend so much on office supplies. I think it brings back such good memories, even though most of my writing now is done at the computer.

I really enjoyed this post.