Sunday, 18 January 2009

Guest Bedroom

For Show and Tell today I am showing you what my guest bedroom now looks like.

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It's not too bad is it, but it is a great difference from how it used to look. Before Matt arrived it had a double bed, a bookcase, a bedside table...and that's about it. There was hardly any storage in it although I should mention that there was indeed a lot of junk underneath the double bed.

I do actually find it slightly odd to walk up the stairs and catch sight of this room full of Matt's stuff, none of which has anything to do with me. The furniture might be mine, but the contents are all Matt's (except for the pictures on the wall) and it is peculiar to me especially when just a few days ago everything in the house was mine.

However, it looks as though Matt may not be staying as long as previously thought. No, we haven't fallen out or decided that we simply cannot live with each other. What's happened is that the move here has clarified a few things in Matt's mind and he now realises where he would rather live and if it takes him longer to save up for his next goal (going to Australia) then so be it. (because he would have to pay rent in his preferred town)

Of course, it is a bit annoying that having made room for him, he no longer wants it!! But that's not the point, the point is that he needs to be happy wherever he lives and if that is not here then I would rather he went somewhere else than be miserable here. I should, of course, point out that this is not a reflection on me!!! ha ha

Instead, it is the fact that he has a social circle elsewhere, he doesn't know the area around here, and so it would be easier to find a job in a place that he does know and can spend time with his friends whilst doing so.

In the meantime though, I am happy to have his company for now and will enjoy that for as long as it lasts.

P.S. if you look close enough at the second photograph and spot the round mirror to the left of the computer, you will see my pink tartan pajama-ed legs!! ha ha, I hadn't noticed that until just now.

16 comments:

Kristin said...

Thanks for sharing :)

areyoukiddingme said...

It is always odd to go from having your own space to sharing it with someone else, however temporary the arrangement...

niobe said...

You're exceptionally kind and generous -- letting Matt stay with you and being so understanding of his plans to live elsewhere. I hope Matt appreciates it.

(now I'm off to enlarge the picture to see if I can find the pink tartan pjs)

Cara said...

Flexibility is key - not easy - but key!

Beautiful Mess said...

You're so understanding to let him do his own "thing". I admire that, so much! Thank you for sharing.
Enjoy your day,
-D

The Steadfast Warrior said...

I can understand you feeling a level of frustration but good on you for understanding his need to figure things out for him. I too hope he appreciates how much you've done for him.

Alice Teh said...

God bless you, Sam! Thanks for sharing with us.

Cassandra said...

This may be a silly question, but do you always keep bananas in the guest room, or did Matt contribute those too?

CJ said...

I think for the next show and tell, we need to see those PJs! :)

WiseGuy said...

The guest bedroom looks real neat. It takes more than physical space to let somebody stay with us for a while, under our roof. Thanks for sharing...

In Due Time said...

I bet NYEBoy thins the same thing about all my stuff all over the house. LOL.

Thanks for sharing!

FattyPants said...

Your guests room is in much better shape then mine. Thank you for sharing

Miki said...

Wow. That room does look a tad different than when I last saw it!
But then again, that was a while ago (TOO long ago!!)
xxx

Lori said...

Not to mention the emotional space that must expand and contract.

In any case, now your bloggy friends can visit!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Even though he may be in and out maybe it was a blessing to have a little shaking up going on. I don't know about you but I always feel like a good shaking up is beneficial every now and then.

Kirby3131 said...

Sure enough, I see those pink legs of yours lol I'd say that your brother is incredibly fortunate to have figured out what he wants -- I've been trying to figure that out for myself for the past 30 years. lol