THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Terri's Desk Challenge....

Terri from 'our whole world in His hands' has tagged me with the desk challenge. So....here is my desk. It's not really my desk, the whole family shares it, but this is where I write my blog. My husband hates all clutter, so he keeps it very tidy.

Every day I try to visit each of the blogs on my favorite blogs list and anyone new who has commented on the seventh diamond. I keep a notepad nearby so I can jot down any news that I think I should post about.

To me, the families on my favorite blogs list are the community of people who have offered me support and advice throughout my adoption journey and in turn, I do whatever I can to do the same for them. I really would be a basket case without these relationships.


This is a closer shot of the desk. Pretty simple when you look it, but here is where I come to find answers, friendship and understanding. This adoption is such a huge part of our lives and this community understands through experience what we are going through. It's not that our friends and family in the 'outside world' do not support us. It is just impossible for them to truly grasp how this feels and why we are choosing to adopt our daughter from China.

I tag Steffie, Elizabeth, Kris and Glinda...they each are artists in their own way. Some with their blogs, some with their photographs and some with their words. I would love to see where they sit when inspiration hits them.

Steffie's blog is 'Never Too Many', Elizabeth's blog is 'DragonflyandLadybug', Kris's blog is 'Mad Race for Macey', Glinda's blog is 'Give Me Back My Slippers'.

Disclaimer: I don't keep this desk clean, my husband does. He throws away my sticky notes, organizes the top of the desk and frowns if I leave things out of place. I wish I could take credit for how nice it looks, but it's really my man.

21 comments:

LaLa said...

That is a neat desk.. I really can't see mine LOL

Dolores and Shawn said...

That is the neatest home desk I've seen! I'd be too it's too embarassing to post a picture of ours.

LIZ said...

Your desk sure is neat!! I have post its all over my computor screen and note pads all over the desk to keep everyone and where they are from, where they're at in their adoption process.
My brain has been like mush lately...I need notes for everything.
Can you add the blog names to the names you mentioned...I know a couple of them but not the other two?

Stacy said...

Your desk looks pretty tidy to me!

I agree ~ the computer is my lifeline during the long days of the wait.

Roy and Lori said...

Your blog is so cooooooool! Love it!

Have a great night,
Roy and Lori

nikki said...

Your desk IS really neat, and what a nice, comfy chair you sit in.

I sit at my kitchen table! That way I can multi-task.

Steffie B. said...

I'll post it either tomorrow or Friday! ;)

kris said...

Okay... hold up hold up hold up. I WAS JUST going to say HOW NEAT and ORGANIZED your desk is, how ENVIOUS I am of that... it would be mortifying, but I'll do it. Not tonight though... gotta clean up A LITTLE... I'm usually a neat freak and have been multi tasking too much, so I've got piles that aren't usually there. Maybe a "before" and "after" pic, I'll do it by this weekend!

You are too funny woman. Cool idea too. I'm gonna tag a few people of my own!!

Daniella said...

Nice to see where you work - I love your blog and know I have picture to go with it :)

Great idea - can't wait to see the others

Daniella said...

I meant "now" not know - typing too fast tonight- by the way - your desk is so neat!!!!

C.J. said...

How beautifully tidy your blogging area is!

Mark & Michelle said...

My desk is not nearly that neat!

Did you clean it before the pictures? It is o.k. to admit it!! heehee

Elizabeth said...

Man alive. My space is messy! I am an artist who thrives in clutter, I just don't see it. But your space, how lovely and orderly. Thanks for inviting us in.
And thanks for tagging me, I didn't think I was up to the challenge, but I did it!

Janet said...

WOWSERS. Your desk is soooo nice. Mine looks like a hurricane hit it. GLAD you didn't tag moi! :-)

And I also agree about the bloggy world! What would I do without your support? :-)

Janet T.
tuiningatreasures.blogspot.com

Terri @ In His Hands said...

Thanks for playing! Your desk *is* so neat--what a great husband! My husband is more of a neat freak than I am so together, we're quite the pair!

You're so sweet about the adoption community--we're lucky to have you!

secret agent said...

I'm jealous, I can't see mine either.
nice chair

marina said...

I love your blog! I wish I knew how to do all the things on the sidebar. I will be spending some time reading through your archives. I love big families. The diamond ring is a lovely idea as well.

Jonni said...

Hi! I just found your blog and it is really great. We are also adopting a daughter named Sofia (different spelling) from China. I was curious if you might be interested in exchanging quilt squares? My email is jonnisergi@twcny.rr.com if you would like to send me your address if you are interested in swapping. Talk to you soon.

Hugs,
Jonni
www.journeytosofia.com
:)

Wicked Witch said...

You have a clean desk. No fair!

Panda-Mom said...

I right there with you...about your hubby! My hubby does the same thing. He comes through after my tornado and swipes all my left-over papers, etc. away into oblivion and wah-lah...the desk is clean. My desk in transition to a new one right now, so I'll do this post later! ; )

Emmie said...

Looks like a comfy little spot to me!