Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I haz an OFFICE!

I know, it's terribly exciting for anyone who isn't me. But after over two months of moving, traveling, and working at my parents' dining room table, I am absurdly excited to be more or less settled into my new office. So, naturally, I have to share pictures.

It wasn't pretty when I started, let me tell you. I have, shall we say, a rather large library. Most of it has been in storage the last three years, and ALL of it needed to be sorted and shelved.

All of it.
After a few hours of toiling, I had made some progress...
I agree, Midget. That's enough for one day.
The next day, I had to add two more bookcases...
...which made a big enough dent that I could put my desk together!
You'll notice Midget looking very interested in something that isn't my office. That's because we have a bunch of fat gray squirrels in the backyard, and they fascinate her. (I'll get pictures of them eventually -- every time I break out the camera, they disappear)

Watching squirrels are srs bznz...
And here's some books that have a more or less permanent residence on my desk, though some may eventually move to a bookcase (when there's room):
After two years of being published, you'd think this would lose its novelty, but it doesn't:
I haven't done much decorating yet, but I do have a couple of signs on the door:
And finally, for all those who said Nebraska would be flat, boring, and tree-less, I give you...

The view from my window:
Why yes, I think I will do JUST fine here.


  1. Oh, the part of moving where everything gets unpacked and needs to be shelved and stowed is such an overwhelming thing - you've made great progress!

  2. Heh, those aren't trees those are giant shrubs. Take a trip to North Florida sometime. There you will see TREES. ;)

    It's nice to get all the books onto bookshelves, isn't it?

    I think you would do just fine whereever you landed.

  3. Chris -- Isn't it fun? :-/ I'd like to say "if I never move again, it'll be too soon", but...military...it'll happen.

    Diana -- Pfft. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. I've SEEN trees. hehe People just made Nebraska sound like it was nothing but board-flat cornfields as far as the eye can see.

  4. There are a lot of places in that area of the country which are board-flat cornfields. I'm glad you landed somewhere with more of a view. :)

    I now patiently wait for pictures of prairie dogs. Squeeee!

  5. Welcome back stateside! :) I like your new office. No, I LOVE your new office! I've been scarce on Twitter (licking my writer wounds--aka rejection owie--did I spell that right...anyway)! Just wanted to drop in and say "hi". :) *waves*