Watts (chipotle) wrote,
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From the well-do-something dept.

One of the things that made me a bit restless last week was—as strange as it may sound—realizing that I have no good place to read. See, there’s not a lot of light in my room and it’s too cluttered to really feel comfortable most of the time, but I can only really read in the living room if there’s nothing else going on there. Back in Tampa I really only used my bedroom for sleeping. This realization gave me a peculiar, but surprisingly strong, bout of homesickness for a while.

Well, I’m not sure what I can do to address the “how to make my bedroom into the best living space possible” issue; as much as I’d like to declutter it, there’s just not that much space available, even to fill up with shelving and storage widgets. This weekend, though, I want to see if I can think more seriously about other furniture arrangement in there and if there might be some storage widgets I could find that would make sense.

But, I finally took steps to address the lighting part of that. I used to have a torchiere from Ikea, which like all torchieres I’ve ever owned, broke a few months after purchase in inexplicable fashion. (There’s not that much there to break! How come it keeps happening?) So, I bought another torchiere. A cheap one. Not a halogen one, though—this one takes incandescents, and I “splurged” on a long-life natural light bulb.

I can actually see to read there now, at least!

I also bought a new “modern” box fan for warmer nights, and—something else that falls into the “I should have replaced this long ago” category—a new body pillow. I slept with one for years, but mine didn’t make the trip out here.
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