Friday, February 01, 2008
Well here are the much awaited pictures of my new office. As you can see, it needs a little TLC. As I mentioned, it is a renovated patient room. I think the renovations basically consisted of taking down the curtains. Actually psychiatric rooms do not have curtains so there were actually no renovations.
My desk is nice as is the book shelf. Before you start admiring my green thumb, those plants belong to a midnight shift manager who is generous enough to tend them in my office as his has no window.
As for my bathroom, it is rather under-stated at the moment. So under-stated in fact, that I have no toilet tissue. And I don't know where to get some.
I am making a master list of stuff I want to bring in and stuff I need supplied by the hospital. It would cost rather a ridiculous amount to decorate so I'll do it in increments along the way but I plan on packing up some pictures and getting a daily devotional calendar this weekend for starters. My mom bought me this candle thing with bejeweled wicks (I know, hard to picture) that I will put on my bookshelf. Maybe some baskets. Oh, and a CD player/radio. After that, I am going to take it a step at a time. They are probably more concerned with me actually learning how to do my job than proving my homemaking skills. Which by the way, surpass my professional skills.
I want to add a few ameneties like an electric teapot, microwave and perhaps a mini fridge. Well, the fridge might be over the top. At least a beverage center. Maybe a nice tea cart. I'm afraid to ask the maintenance guys if I'm allowed to do that. My guess is that, again being a psychiatric hospital, it isn't wired for mini-kitchens in the rooms.
Feel free to pass along any thoughts on what to do with the space! If you look closely, you will see the numbers 1 & 2 plagues on the walls, under which beds formerly sat to aid the patients in figuring out which was their's.
Anybody have Martha Stewart's number?