A Room (or Rooms) of One’s Own

We moved our flat screen TV downstairs to the living room. Although I swore I would never have a TV in the living room, circumstances, and places change and it seems to make the most sense right now. Gerry and I spent yesterday getting it moved to it’s not home over our fireplace and getting all the wires connected where they belong. What a job!

(On a side note I think we are going to adopt the young man who lives across the street from us. He came over and helped Gerry get it into place and gave us some tips for using the universal remote and other technical things that confuse us. We’ve missed having our children nearby to help us out with things so I am now considering Trevor my secret adopted son.)

So now we had this room upstairs with no real purpose. Or so it seemed, because now I have claimed it for my very own Woman Cave.

In addition to being a cozy and quiet place to curl up with a book or my journal it’s going to be an excellent place to exercise since I moved a TV and my Wii Fit up there.

I hooked up a spare DVD player so I can watch my [Essential] Women’s Memoir Writing Workshop DVDs and do yoga along with a DVD.

And there is a faux woodstove to add to the ambiance.

So now, in addition to the room I use as my office, I have this Woman Cave. I recognize that I am blessed to have two rooms that I consider my own, just as I know that it won’t always be this way. For now, I’m just going to be thankful and enjoy the blessing of having my own Woman Cave. In fact, I think I’ll head over there now and do some writing. 

I have at last got the little room I have wanted so long, and am very  happy about it. It does me good to be alone. Louisa May Alcott 


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. It’s great to have your own room– I have my own office but for some reason, I sit in the family room and do all my work! I like my double chair and the view out to the backyard, I guess.
    I had to laugh when you said about missing your kids for technical stuff–same here:)

  2. There’s nothing quite like having your very own space. I love my office and feel more connected to my writing self here than anywhere else.

    So cool your neighbor could help with the technical stuff – I’m sure he won’t mind having an extra mom. 🙂

  3. Good for you Linda! Maybe someday we’ll take that hayloft-like space over our garage and turn it into an aerie for me.

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