Monday, April 16, 2012

how to work when it's lovely outside: a three-step process

when the sunshine is hitting the little shed just right and there's a sweet breeze ruffling the azalea around, i don't want to be inside. not even a little bit. so yesterday, when the paper i put off all weekend finally beckoned me to work, i had to think of an alternative. and while i'm a huge advocate for keeping the sabbath holy and not doing any work, i hardly considered this work. i played a little laura marling and sat out there, a few feet from the clothesline. oh, and i wrote a few paragraphs.

my transformation, in a series of three easy steps:

 
step one: find an old well cover. preferably one near a hydrangea bush and under some pretty oaks.
  
step two: cover it with a pretty, thick blanket.
 
step three: run inside and get some sweet tea, your papers and your laptop. find a shady spot with just the right amount of sunshine (*disclaimer: these pictures appear extra sunny. it was actually quite shady and my laptop did not get too hot)

and there you have it. a little way to make work not quite so...workish.

12 comments:

Ana Magdalena said...

Thank you for reinventing my concept on what a library should look like. hence the term library: I'll be living in one for the following three weeks.

Daydream Living said...

Oh how I wish we had some sunshine! Nothing but cold (7 degrees) and rain for more than 10 days.... Enjoy the sun a bit extra for me ok?
Have a good week Courtney,
Maureen x

Callie Nicole said...

What a great idea!

Thisisme. said...

Love that last photo. So pretty! Hopefully, working in that environment gave you lots of inspiration! I agree with you, when the weather is good, we should make every effort to be outside. Hope all is well.

Tiffany said...

Love this, Courtney! What a great idea! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend.

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

jillian m. said...

This looks fantastic! I'd love to work outside in this beautiful weather. Although, my boss might take issue with me working from the sidewalk, haha. If only!

Stephanie said...

Aw love this! I don't think I've ever wished that I had an old well cover by my house until now...

beka said...

ah, this is sweet. i love it:)

chambanachik said...

:) What a nice spot.

ruthy ann said...

i feel ya...when the sun shines here in the PNW its impossible to get work done!

ash said...

you are adorable.

ginanorma said...

haha cute!!!

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