i haven't changed our rooms around in years. since all my creative energy has been directed at chasing lightning bugs, i do my best to keep the house feeling like my house, but i barely keep up. yesterday i was hit with the urge to lighten things up and change things around. the living room revolves around edgar, and i needed to find a way to make that work for all of us. so i started moving furniture and vacuuming and washing floors and baseboards and ended up with the nice airy summer feeling to my house that i'd almost forgotten was possible. i need table space, because although i have my studio next door, i still bring work home for the evenings with tom. so i created a little table area in the living room that doesn't feel like it's taking up half the room. and in the library/dining room, i took a couple of leaves out of the dining room table and moved it into the window where we can sit for meals without being in the crowded and dark end of the room. maybe we'll actually use it now instead of balancing our plates on our laps more often than not.
the rooms are open and spacious again, with all the same furniture, just mixing it up. it was certainly time!!! edgar's not thrilled with the change, but he'll get used to it.