Here’s where I write:
It’s the far end of my kitchen counter, the dividing bar between our family room and kitchen.
To my left is my kitchen sink, with the great window view that’s the header of my blog:
Often, one of my girls will color or play horses while I laptop away. Here’s the view from the family room facing in:
Behind me is our table:
Sometimes, I turn my laptop so that I’m sitting at the bar, instead of standing at the bar. It really depends on the time of day and what I’m working on.
I tried to use an office set-up, but it just didn’t work. My kids would follow me, and locking the door didn’t really work either. They totally ignore me if I’m out here working in the middle of the action. That room’s being repurposed as a study, where we’ll go for quiet time or prayer or things that need to not be in the middle of the action. (Math homework comes right to mind.)
Here’s the in-progress peek at that room:
I have a friend who has promised to help me decorate the white walls. I have some great horse stuff, some religious art ideas, some favorite “stuff,” and some family pictures I want to hang. We’ll be including a table in this room, and in the corner, I have a favorite rocking chair and plan to move my morning prayer to this room as well.
Now, pardon me while I go explore the other writing spaces!
I like your space! I’m impressed you can write standing up, because I just can’t manage it. And you have a very nice view out your window. 🙂
I don’t ALWAYS write standing up. Just when it’s touch-and-go, here-and-there stuff (um, which is a LOT of the time). When I have periods of more than 20-30 minutes, I pull up a bar stool. 🙂
I really like the farm set up on the counter. I can’t tell you how much I love to watch a child set up and play, esp. when it’s in their mother’s shadow. (PS My whole church has copies of your lenten book! They passed it out Ash Wed., and we have a huge, huge church.)
I love the farm set-up too. 🙂
And wow! Thanks for sharing that about my Lent book…and enjoy it! 😉
Hooray for kitchen writers! I get why you stand. I’m standing now as I type this comment because my backup drive won’t reach from my desk to the plug so it has to rest on the stool once a week.
I also see that you are a fellow convert. If you have written your conversion story, can you direct me to it? I was not able to google it…
But google told me that you joined Integrated Catholic Life! Congratulations! I am looking forward to a Catholic Men’s Conference in Colorado in October because Randy Hain will be one of the speakers.
Well, I failed to mention that I don’t ALWAYS stand, just when it’s not a continuous thing. When I’m in my usual interrupted state, I do stand (no point in sitting down, really).
I haven’t written my conversion story all the way. Here are some links from my archives:
https://www.snoringscholar.com/2011/04/catholic-for-ten-years/ – this is a reflection I did last year after celebrating ten years as a Catholic
https://www.snoringscholar.com/2011/04/being-the-vitamin/ – a link to an interview that I did a while back on the Catholic Vitamins podcast, which includes a great deal about my conversion story (the show, that is…the link links to their show)
My aunt has a similar set up. Or the last time I visited her she did most of her work on the kitchen counter so she could see her kids in the living room and cook. At night she would sit at the kitchen table. It’s fun to see where everyone works/lives.
Things have been so crazy that I *just now* got a chance to take a good look at your pictures. As you can imagine, I find them fascinating. 🙂
See you tomorrow!