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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Books In The Water-Closet

     I work in a  H - U - U - U - G - E  office, the likes of which would drive you insane with jealousy, if you could see it.  Here, let me give you a mental image.  Close your eyes and picture, if you can, a room the size of two small water-closets... if your water-closet is a three-quarter, like ours is.  No, no.  Let me correct that.  This room is so big, it could almost be called a walk-in closet... except, its too small for that.

     "What's that," you ask?  Am I complaining?  No, of course not.  That's just jealousy speaking, isn't it?  I love my house.  Truly, I do.  I live in a big ol' 1906 Sears and Roebuck Kit House on two-and-a-half acres of land.  Not quite as much land as I would prefer, but I'm not complaining.  I consider my life one continuous blessing.  But that's another story.

     Okay, we were talking about my office.  You're jealous, right?  You wish your office were as big as two small water-closets, don't you?  Well, I'm really sorry you don't have this kind of luxury.  Yeah, I am.  Whaddya' mean?  No, I'm not being sarcastic.  I don't DOOOO sarcasm.  Why, you can very plainly see that I am just over-flowing with sweetness.  Look at this smile:  :-)  Now, I ask you, doesn't that look like the sweetest smile you've ever seen?  See?  I'm over-flowing with sweetness.

     Oh, yeah; the office.  So, here in this H - U - U - U - G - E  office, you know what surrounds me?  Books.  Books.  Books and more books.  And ya' know what?  I still want more books.  Yeah, its true.  More books.  Just as if I don't have enough, already.  Are you like that?  Do you live and breathe books?  Aw, c'mon.  You know you do.

     Don't you love it when you walk into a bookstore and the smell of new print meets you?  Inhale.  Deep.  Deep.  Inhale, deep.  There ya' go.  You're with me, aren't you?  Now, you're in the mood, too, huh?  You want more books.  Good.  Let's all meet at Barnes and Nobles.  They have bigger water-closets.

     Until the next time, keep a hug on.



GregoryJ said...

I love books. Old as well as new.
My father always had books and I got used to them growing up. I don't own an abundance, but I go to the library.

My name is PJ. said...

My office used to be in a closet....and my house is a good size. I just didn't used to want to waste a room on my office space. True. And I liked being able to close the doors and pretend it wasn't there.

Now my office is a room, but I put a bed and dresser in it. The bed will be slept in once a year by my youngest brother. Why only once a year? Because I have two other guest rooms and they only all fill up on Thanksgiving weekend.

I like books. A lot. I like to smell and feel them. I am not a Kindle candidate.

Michelle said...

Sarcasm? I hear no sarcasm in that! :)

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I like small spaces. I find places to tuck things away in every little nook and cranny. Books. Used to have a lot, but donated most of them to the library. I visit them frequentlt, though!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

oops, that is frequently!

PJ said...

Hey Gal! First of all, thanks for the advice. Believe it or not, everytime I sit down to type a post, I tell myself, this is going to be a short one! I'm beginning the think "short" is impossible for me. I love to talk, and I type like I talk! Not such a good thing. My hubby gets frustrated and tunes me out cause he says it takes me 15 minutes to get 4 sentences out. It's funny! I'm definitely not what you would call a detail oriented person, yet when I talk or write, I want every little detail entered. Go figure! Anyway, I'm definitely going to TRY and shorten my posts. I'm tired of "O" comments and I'm like you. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the "wordiness".

Oh! When you talk about a water closet, are you talking about where the water heater is? Mine isn't hardly big enough to put a broom in. I have a bedroom/computer room/music room. I have books in my book case, on top my small desk on top of my piano keyboard, under my bed and on my floor! My husband told me almost a year ago he would build a "LONG" shelf on my wall, but hasn't quite made it there yet. Our house was built in the 1920's so I know what you mean about old houses. My husband actually built on another room "Outside" for him to sleep in and uses his "inside bedroom for his toys, i.e. computer, dvr, stereo, tv and whatever else he can come up with. NO WIFE ALLOWED. Suits me, I told him I wouldn't clean it either! LOL!

God Bless,


PJ said...

See, I told you I like to talk! No, really, I re-read my comment and saw a "flaw". When I said, "It's funny", I wasn't talking about my husband tuning me out (that aggravates me) LOL!, I was talking about me not being detailed oriented and yet being so "detailed when I talk or write." I Don't Understand That.

OK, now that that's cleared up, I'll give some one else a chance to comment. Sorry!

God Bless!


alessandra said...

I don't have a office in my house and I don't have so much room for books, so I think you can consider yourself lucky :D

Donetta said...

Hello, I see your following over at my place. Welcome. Love your sweet humor. Sounds like me , books, fabric bead and so on and on. Love it!

Jennifer Haas said...

I just love books too. I was just at barnes and noble today buying some books. I wish I had an office to put them in. Maybe someday. Thanks for following me on BlogFrog!

Mighty M said...

I have a book problem too. Just too many good ones out there with delicious looking covers to lure me in.

Just couldn't resist being your 100th follower!! :)

Susan Fields said...

I've become addicted to books in the past two years or so. It didn't used to be a problem, but now I just can't resist. Now if I could just find some more time...

Lori said...

I, too, have a book addiction. Even now, after buying and falling completely in love with my Kindle, I still have a thing for books. I managed to pare down my collection to the several hundred I couldn't live without, but it was tough.


Yaya' s Changing World said...

We always had lots of books, even moving around as much as we did. I can't imagine not having plenty of books in my home. Our library is open for two hours, once a week, during the school year... sometimes. We just don't have much chance to get there and the books are quite old, too.

I agree with you that books are a totally different experience. I would like to own a Kindle, but I want real books, too. My dream is to have an office big enough for a couch and a bed and a HUGE desk. I'm sure I would still run out of room on the desk, but boy, would it ever be fun spreading my work out.

Thanks for commenting about the sarcasm. Actually, about the most sarcasm I can ever muster is jokes. I would never want to hurt anyone's feeling, accidentally or otherwise.

I like small spaces, too. I have many, many little containers where I tuck things away. Trouble is, then I can't remember which little holder I put something in. LOL

I was talking about the type of water-closet that is a bathroom. I'm always happy to help, if I can. It is hard to write short posts, but I do think people are quicker to read them, actually. For myself, I find it is difficult to read very long posts, so I just try to keep mine short so others won't want to run away as soon as they see them. My comments have increased since I started doing that.

Yes, I consider myself very blessed. I live, eat and breathe books and I would be lost without them. I do hope you will be able to have an office soon. It certainly does make a difference, even when it is a very small office. Having my own workspace does a lot to make me believe in myself.

I love my house so much, but one of the things I truly look forward to is having a place to do all my sewing and crafts, as well as my writing. Oh, yes, I have many pots in the fire, as it sounds like you do, too.

I'm very happy to have found you. I'll make it over to follow on your blog, as well, as soon as I can catch up with myself. I also hope you are soon able to have an office. You lucky duck; I wish I were close to a Barnes and Noble. The closest one to me is over 150 miles away. Enjoy it.

Mighty M,
I know just what you mean. A few hundred more hours in the day would be a real Plus, wouldn't it? Just think of how many books we would have time to read. Ah, one can dream.

Thank you so much for being my 100th follower. I was so excited when I saw that. Squeeeeee!

Boy, don't I know it! There is never enough time for even half the things I want to do. We just keep pluggin' along, don't we?

Oooooh! I'm so jealous. A Kindle. Still, even though I want one, I cannot imagine giving up books. I totally understand hanging onto the several hundred books you just couldn't live without. Makes complete sense to me.

Thank you all so much for commenting and for following and for all your support. I love reading your comments. Bloglandia is definitely a world all its own, isn't it? I just love it.

~ Yaya

SweetPeaRice said...

OMG!!! I so love books and we were just at Barnes & Nobles this weekend! I cannot explain what it is, but I absolutely adore being surrounded with books! I don't make the time to read because between a full time job, 3 dogs and well, still being a newly-wed, and other crafts & my blog...I guess I just don't have the time. I figure there will be plenty of time to read when I retire...though that does not stop me from purchasing new reading materials when I see something that catches my eye. And of course, it has to be Hard Cover...they simply look nicer on the shelf than paperbacks!

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