Nesting

I've been nesting lately. At long last, I got the upstairs in my house in good enough shape to be able to work. I find it hard to concentrate when my surroundings are in chaos. Not that everything is neat and in its place, but at least I know where things are. Because of the chaos of getting my Kansas City house ready to sell, selling it, buying the house in Lawrence, moving, storing many of my belongings and renovating this old house, I've put many projects on hold. At last, I've emptied my storage unit. Almost everything I own is in this house. My office and Puppet Room are in pretty good shape. There are still piles of miscellany, but I'm working on them. Here are a few pictures of my work spaces.

 This is the view into the Puppet Room from my office.

This is the view into the Puppet Room from my office.

 Here are the puppets in their natural habitat, a display stand I bought from Borders Books when it went out of business.

Here are the puppets in their natural habitat, a display stand I bought from Borders Books when it went out of business.

 This office has seven windows. Light!

This office has seven windows. Light!

 There are still drifts of paper, but at least I can now work at my desk.

There are still drifts of paper, but at least I can now work at my desk.

 Looking across the office to the Puppet Room.

Looking across the office to the Puppet Room.

 Here's a panoramic picture of the office. An added bonus: the little file cabinet in front of the heat register is a great place to put  bread to rise. 

Here's a panoramic picture of the office. An added bonus: the little file cabinet in front of the heat register is a great place to put  bread to rise. 

Now that I've cleaned, painted, plastered (no kidding!) and unpacked, I'm ready to get back to work. The Bulgarian stories I discovered on the Fulbright last year--was that only last year?!-- are calling to me, begging to be translated and told and told and told.