When we moved into this office suite, I was privileged to have my own little space - tiny, but mine. I ordered this nice oak bookshelf. But I never used it for books - it is full of memorabilia. Our faculty members do a lot of international traveling. They always bring something back for us. This set of shelves is full of gifts from them, from missionaries, and international students. I wish I had marked each one where they were from and who gave them to me. I guess I foolishly thought I would never forget.
Note the old-fashioned bright blue typewriter (just barely showing)? It's an IBM Selectric, which I still find occasion to use once in awhile. There are a few things that computers still cannot do as well. Our young work study students can't imagine that to be true.
The file cabinets do much more than hold files.
I truly don't know what I'm going to do with all of these pictures and doo-dads when I move it all out next summer. I keep updates of the grandkids' pictures there to show off. I like to have seasonal decorations, and can hardly wait to bring Christmas next Friday. Unfortunately, PC has taken the place of Christmas in our main office, so we dare not "offend" anyone. Therefore, we can put up scarecrows and jack-o-lanterns, but spare the students from a Christmas tree! But they can't keep me from doing what I want in my own space, so I will be displaying the real reason for the season.
In the meantime, besides the pictures of the grands, the pictures of flowers from my summer yard, and the Thanksgiving/fall decorations (which I just noticed don't even show!), you will see the adorable e-bear that Diane gave me this summer when we MIRLed in Minnesota.
It's crowded, and has no windows, but it is my little corner of the world and it's my home away from home.
For more Friday Show and Tell stories, stop by Kelli's blog, There Is No Place Like Home.