How are you?
I am great. Just drinking some lemonade and writing this post from my new cloffice.
Let me explain.
I know people are OB to the SESSED with Pinterest. However, Pinterest has been a trend that I have largely been able to avoid aside from the time that I logged on in search of a blueberry muffin recipe and instead ended up spray painting a cheese grater a lovely shade of aqua to display on my bathroom counter and house my dangly earrings.
In addition to distracting me, Pinterest makes me want to spend a lot of money and paint every flat surface in my apartment with chalkboard paint. And because I don't need more debt or dust in my life, I tend to STEER CLEAR of the Pinterest.
Anyway, one night last week I was looking around online when one thing led to another and before I knew it, I was on Pinterest looking at pictures of simple closets that had been miraculously transformed into functional, aesthetically pleasing office spaces.
And I thought to myself, "Hey, that's a cool idea. And I just so happen to have two closets in my bedroom." And so at 11:00 at night I climbed out of bed, emptied one closet and threw its contents in a large mound on the floor, slid my desk into the empty closet, got back in bed, and went to sleep.
When I woke up the next morning and saw the giant mound of clothes, shoes, and purses on the floor I was immediately reminded of the poor decision I made the night before.
Good morning, regret.
It was like a little Pinterest hangover.
I ignored the pile of junk for several days while I had myself a little internal debate about whether or not I should go through with creating a cloffice or just shove everything back in the closet and PRETEND THAT NIGHT NEVER HAPPENED.
In the end I decided to go through with it, because now I can say cloffice several times a day and OH, I LOVE A GOOD MADE UP CONTRACTION.
I finally got to use the word in action the other night when Matt came to pick up.
I was only 98% ready at the time of his arrival because you can always add more lip gloss. So while I applied my 3-D Glitzy Glamour Gloss in the bathroom mirror, Matt stood in the hallway so we could talk. After a few minutes he looked in my room and said, "Hey, what did you do with your desk?"
"Oh," I said, "it's in my cloffice."
It was a Kodak moment. The look of astonishment on his face was priceless.
And for your enjoyment, here's the cloffice in all her glory.