Friday, July 1, 2011

Off to Camp!

Calliope over at Creating Motherhood is hosting Blog Juice, a summer camp for bloggers!

I still remember all the great times I had at summer camp, in between all the bug bites and wildlife.  (I still remember being freaked out by a black rat snake.  That thing was huge!)  I also wanted to get motivated to post more, and this seemed like fun to me.

Today's post is on my blogging space.

I actually spend a lot of time in this chair.  Thank goodness it is very comfortable!  I got the glider when Little Guy was born, and I continue to spend a lot of time in it.

(Um, yes, we still breastfeed, but only at night.  That is sort of where the lives.)

The chair is positioned in front of the front door, and angled so that it has a good view of Little Guy's play area.  It is right next to the couch, and more often than not, there is a dog sitting on that end of the couch.

The chair has pockets where I can keep random stuff.  TV remotes, nail files, pens, paper, and whatever else I throw in there.  The ottoman rocks with the glider.  The ottoman is actually a favorite plaything for Little Guy.  He likes to take the cushion off the glider and try to stand up on it.  It is a favorite game of his.

The quilt was made by a friend of mine when Little Guy was born, and it is full of bright colors.  The patterned pieces have pictures of Clifford the big red dog and colorful cats.  Little Guy likes to point out the dogs and cats to me sometimes.

Behind the chair is an ottoman which has a pile of fleece blankets.  One of our dogs likes to eat her dog biscuits off that ottoman, so we cannot really move it.  (Not that we spoil our dogs, or anything!)

Most of my blogging is done while Little Guy naps.  He commands all attention when he is awake, so it is impossible for me to even finish a thought.  Nap times are wonderfully quiet and peaceful and allow me space to be a little contemplative, which helps me focus on my writing.

Contemplative time done, time to do some chores before the Little Guy wakes up!


Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

You're the second blogger in summer camp that I've checked out. Such a difference in writing setups!

The boppy pillow was a long-time favorite of mine. I would sit in our bed and nurse each baby with the pillow, and of course, because I can't just sit, I would also be knitting, and sometimes poking the poor little ones with the knitting needles!

Kristin said...

Here from summer the quilt on the back of your blogging chair.