Waking up confused this morning, gave me a taste of what senility must be like. I couldn’t remember what day of the week it was! Since I have been sleeping in my hammock inside instead of in the bed, I often wake up a little bit disoriented. Three out of the four walls have a door, so depending upon which direction I end up facing I am either looking into the dining room, Husband’s office or into the guest bedroom. Seen through myopic eyes, the views get further distorted. It seems to take me longer these days to adjust to changes.
Lack of mental flexibility aside, I am moving all the furniture around, again. It’s one of the advantages of these older houses, a room is a room. With the exception of the bathrooms and the kitchen ( I confess that I did rearrange the kitchen recently), none of the other rooms have a fixed purpose. Put a bed and ropero (armoire) into a room and it’s a bedroom, replace those items with a sofa and coffee table and it’s a sitting room.
It’s all in the planning stages, but I am pretty sure that I have it figured out. I used to make floor plans,complete with furniture and measurements. It’s a hold over from my retail days when we would spend days planning major departmental moves.A general marshaling his troops would have felt kinship with my planning sessions. I even used to plan out the most efficient ways to move things. First this gondola goes here, then that round rack, this merchandise could stay but that four way would need to be redone etc. I even used to encroach on other departments’ square footage, gaining territory. Once I borrowed a wing wall for a display, it became part of my floor plan forever.
I’ve adapted a more laid back approach to redecorating. Freed from the need to accomplish my goal during the night while the store was closed, it’s just easier. The only other person who I have to please is Husband, and he’s pretty easy going, especially since I can hire someone to help me do the actual moving of the furniture. He can retreat to his office while chaos reigns in the rest of the house.