Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Filling the Empty Spaces

Over the past week or so, a few things happened:

1. The baby moved from a crib to a toddler bed. This came with a trip to IKEA (I heart IKEA, btw) which led to ...

2. A great deal on a new dresser (something I've been searching for, as our closet/current dresser situation is a bit lacking) which brings me to ...

3. A comment made by the husband: "I'll just use the old dresser and you can have the new dresser."

I don't have that much stuff. We initially had talked about giving our old dresser to the kidlets, but now . . . 6 giant drawers, after migrating my things from our current dresser over, I still have 4 completely empty drawers. What to do with the empty space??

You guys probably think I'm so totally random when I come up with this stuff, but . . .

When I come up with a new idea for a project, I usually have a couple major plot points, maybe something that could be the beginning, maybe an end. This would be the 2 drawers I've been able to fill in my new dresser. But like the other 4 - currently empty - drawers, I don't always know how to fill in the gaps between.

It appears I have to do some shopping, both in reality and in the current wips I'm working on. Shopping for new socks and new words.

I suppose it's off to the market for me. Anyone have a map to the nearest Word-Mart?

11 comments:

Elana Johnson said...

Aaaahh! This is so true!! And then when you find that perfect pair of jeans, they take up the whole drawer and you sit there looking at them with this blissful smile on your face.

I have no doubt your find your way to the words.

Angie said...

Empty drawers? I don't even know what that means. ;) Yeah, you'll find your words.

L.T. Elliot said...

I don't know why but this analogy just struck me! I'm totally a 2 drawer girl with 4 left over! I need a word mart too.

WindyA said...

Elana - You've found a perfect pair of jeans?!?! So they DO exist! I thought perfect jeans were like unicorns or big foot or something.

Angie - Yeah, empty drawers. Sort of. Opened one the other day to find kidlet decided to start hiding her art supplies in there.

LT - Okay, let's get the Word-Mart trip planned. Who's in???

Tess said...

Oooo, shopping trip? Count me in :D

And, what a sweet hubby you have to offer up the new dresser to you. That's a keeper.

Jaime Theler said...

I often have empty drawers in my stories, too. I'm excited for you to fill them.

It was so great to meet you last weekend!

WindyA said...

Tess - Let's go! The more the merrier. And yeah, Husband rocks!

Jaime - It was awesome to meet you too! And definite excitement around what to fill them with ... if only I'd quit taking things out before they were filled ...

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I still have to move my soon-to-be-six year old from her toddler bed to a big girl bed. But if I do that, then there's no room for drawers. I guess it's time for a trip to Ikea for me, too.

And then there's the boys' drawers. You can get tons of stuff in theirs, mainly because the bottoms keep falling out. So now there's plenty of room, as long as you don't mind the pile of clothes on the floor in front of them. ;)

Lisa and Laura said...

We always end up desperately shopping for words and then finally last week we had to cut 13,000 of them. Yowza. So, uh, word to the wise, don't overspend! Sometimes it's nice to have an empty drawer or two.

WindyA said...

Stina - so what you're saying is that the boys have piles of inspiration that just won't hide in drawers ;)

Lisa & Laura - Budget. Got it. Duly noted.

lotusgirl said...

I love IKEA too. They have some of the cleverest organizational things.