I had a problem. I wanted to blog more write more and be more organized but it wasn’t happening. I would leave work every day with ideas and a plan for what I was absolutely going to write and blog about when I got home. Then all of a sudden it would be midnight and I was snuggled up in my pink chair with the puppies watching tv with Mike. I just couldn’t wrap my brain around doing real thinking and writing in my chair.
It should also be noted that Mike and I are kicking ass and taking names in the getting rid of stuff we don’t need/want/use department and have been working on moving junk out of our spare room. I decided that I needed an office. But I didn’t have much room and didn’t want to spend much money. Where does that leave a girl? At IKEA on a Friday night! Saturday I cleaned out even more stuff and set up my twee little office (that has cost less that 100 pounds total!)
Here is the not-finished-but-in-progress result!
It has everything I need: place for computer? Check! Comfy but not overly comfy chair? Check! Kill-resistant plant? Check! Picture of a 5-year-old Mike in a speedo at the beach? Check! Gold hippo? Check!
What’s that? You are confused about the hippo? Let me tell you his story. We were at the sketchy market one day when in search of wonderful treasures I was digging through piles of junk when I stumbled upon this beauty:
A hippo head meant to float in a pond and to (presumably) scare people into thinking that you have a hippo in your yard. Needless to say, a couple pounds later and I had a hippo head of my very own. But it was in sad shape and no one wants a sad hippo. So I primed it
And then I gilded it and ta-da! The cutest little hippo head on this side of the Thames. (that doesn’t work as well as the Mississippi) I like to think that all it wanted its whole life was to be taken care of and made shiny and to sit on a desk in a warm house instead of floating on a murky bit of water.
The problem now is that I need something on the wall. Maybe several somethings. I have a few things that I think would make a fun mishmash but I need a couple more to anchor them together. I want to paint that wall so bad I can’t stand it! But we aren’t allowed to, so I will pine away over other people’s grey/teal/apple colored walls.
Ideas for the wall would be much appreciated, but no more animal heads please, we wouldn’t want to be tacky.