Hump Day seems to be  a time to reflect, make changes, etc.  So…this morning I went into the garage and pulled my old desk chair out of hiding.  Here it is, back where it belongs.

Yes, I tried the lovely new one for a while.  I enjoyed the arms…but.  It wasn’t ergonomic, and even though I put a pillow at my back, the pillow was always slipping, and I wasn’t enjoying my office experience.





The last straw:  the chair started to creak and make weird noises that made me worry…was the chair going to fall apart?  After all, it was a freebie chair.  And not ergonomic.

So…it is now in the furniture graveyard in my garage.  Maybe someone can fix it someday…or not.

Meanwhile, I’ve been making other changes.

In my bedroom, I moved some objects around on the little cart behind the wicker loveseat.  Before, see the big doll in the far right…




I replaced the doll with the Irish angel, and rearranged a few other things.





Here’s a close-up of the angel, with the opening of the Irish blessing at the bottom:  “May the road rise up to meet you….”





The bedroom is filled with Irish photos and mementos, so whenever I go there, I feel calm…and happy.  My eldest son took the photos.

While I was rearranging things, I tackled my ensuite bathroom next.  The counter has been hopelessly cluttered with various products, and I’d been reading about how to improve that situation…without giving up the products.  So I cleared them all off the counter, and tucked them away in a basket underneath the sink.  Yeah…under the sink sounds tacky.  But they are handy, and now it is easy and quick to clean off the counter and keep it that way.

No photos, though….the under the sink storage will be our little secret.  But now take a look at the counter…voila!  Yes, there are still a few items that remain.  Toothbrush, water pic, and a quirky candle holder I’ve had since 1968.  A mug, some soap…






On a roll, I moved a couple of things around in the living room, too.  This big box that sits next to the books on the bottom shelf of my sofa table (below)…wouldn’t it be better somewhere else?





I had a smaller box on the bottom shelf of my coffee table, where I keep all kinds of goodies: batteries, Blu-Ray remote, booklets about my various devices, notebooks….see how battered it is?  I moved it to my office, after transferring its contents to the bigger box.




The bigger, less battered box is so much better on my coffee table shelf.  I realize, now that I’ve snapped the photo, that the top of the coffee table is a bit messy.  But it is my central spot for reading, eating, etc.   It is well-used.





So…as I type this post, I am experiencing my resurrected office chair…and I am already feeling more comfortable in it…but a little sad that the one with arms didn’t work out.  Sigh.

Should I stop making changes…at least for a couple of days?  What are you obsessing about (if anything)?  What are the interesting tidbits you’d like to share?  Liberty, my quirky doll, wants to know.





I am also linking up to West Metro Mommy Reads, for the Saturday Snapshot event.



  1. Patty

    Everything you have done is perfect and I don’t think that you will ever stop rearranging! But it’s fun and it always gives you a totally new per spective about things!

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  3. Jackie

    As an irish born gal I LOVE that angel!!! I am always rearranging as well. I heard my husband burst out laughing this week when I found a box on the table for all his odds and ends that drive me crazy just sitting out.

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    1. I have a few wall hangings that also have the Irish prayer on them….the whole room is my Ireland Room…even though it’s been years since my son lived there and took the photos. And had a showing of his work from Ireland. Memorable moments.

      Ha-ha…a box of odds and ends on the table! Did he put the things away then?

      Thanks for stopping by, Jackie.


  4. I’ve been thinking of getting a new desk chair. My current one has duct tape wrapped around one of the arms! But it’s so comfortable and it doesn’t squeak. Since nobody sees it but me, I think I’ll hang on to it for a while.
    It’s amazing how a little rearranging can make an area feel brand new. I love the cozy look of your home.

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    1. Thanks, Sandy; there was nothing really wrong with my old chair, except sometimes when I sit down, it drops to a lower position. It doesn’t stay where I put it. I felt discombobulated…lol. But the new chair was free, from Amazon Vine, and looked good. But when I realized it wasn’t ergonomic, I felt a little apprehensive. As well I should have been.

      Anyway…I am glad I hadn’t given away the old chair. Thanks for stopping by!


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