Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Coming to you from a new location with a new hair-do...

Change can be a very good thing. The location of my computer was upstairs in a small room that I call my office. I did a mini makeover on the room and love the space. What I don't love is that the room is upstairs, far away from the children. They make huge messes when unattended -- actually when they are attended as well, but I can limit the catastrophe a bit better. When they are upstairs with me, they also make huge messes and then go back down stairs where life is so much fun without a mommy around.

I've been working a lot lately on pictures for customers, spending at least 2 hours editing for each session. I also have MOPS stuff, farm/rental/personal business stuff, and fun stuff to do on the computer. It is work I love and work that is necessary, but so hard to do when I am running up and down the stairs at least 10 times while I am working. It gets a bit exhausting and is pretty counter productive.

I was trying to pursued my husband that I need a laptop so I can work downstairs and keep an eye on the mayhem. I just got my beloved iMac 6 months ago, so needless to say, Mr. Practical wasn't sold on the idea. He suggested that I move the computer down stairs to the little desk in the kitchen. I came up with 101 reasons why that wouldn't work, but it got me thinking.

A few days later, I organized and cleaned up and the computer moved down stairs to the little desk in the kitchen. I swallowed my pride and said, "Brilliant idea, wonderful husband." And I am loving this new set up. I use the computer much more productively and the house is less destroyed because I am right next to Mayhem and her sister, Mayhem Jr.






Another change is the fabulous new cut and color I got last week with my birthday money. I now go to Trish at Solstice Salon after being recommended by 3 different friends. She is a hair whisperer, if there is such a thing. For the first time in my life, I have a hair cut that works with what I've got. I also love the color she gave me, dark in the back and bottom and blond highlights. I took the plunge and had Trish give me bangs too. They are the side, chunky kind, so hopefully I won't be confused with my mom like last time.





So, this is the new look from the new location. Behind me is the microwave on the table I painted red.  Beside me is a long counter top covered in dishes that taunt me much more readily now that they are in my peripheral vision. I better run....

9 comments:

Dan & Hillary and little Russell said...

Aren't you supposed to be in Canada?? I LOVE your hair:-)

april said...

Very cute!!

Kari Wright said...

I rearrange a LOT and yet when DH makes a suggestion I often rule it out...and how awful when that suggestion becomes the best idea in forever!!! You will of course now have to find an alternate exercise routine...let us know how THAT goes! :)

Lindsay said...

Alysun, your hair is so cute! You truly have great hair. I was just thinking today that I need some bangs. Perhaps I will have to go see the same hair whisperer.

And I'm glad you found a computer spot that works for you. I really think a laptop would be most conveient, too. My computer is way back in my bedroom. So, yes, mayhem occurs during computer time here as well!

Grandma Sherri said...

Love the hair!!Glad the new computer location is working for you.

Ratzlaff Reflections said...

Yay!! Trisha is wonderful! She's my favorite . . .

I'm glad you found a computer solution, too! I've been doing the same thing. I have a great office, but I move the computer to the kitchen table. Argh. I'm not ready to give up my desktop, so I need a laptop too!! Right? Yeah!!

Kellie said...

I love your new hair cut, it looks really cute on you! Sounds like your computer move was a good idea, though I'm sure there's lots more temptations to distract you in the new locale. Not only dirty dishes but snacks are now easily in reach!

Michal said...

that haircut is darling. adorable. super super cute. in fact, i'm tempted to copy you, as i have an appointment scheduled for a cut and color on friday.

Cathy said...

Cuteness...and good move for the computer!