Category Archives: blog journey

Fixing what isn’t broken

I must confess I am SERIOUSLY annoyed! Once again the theme (template) has been changed and I now have absolutely no control over font color or size, or line spacing. I really WISH technology would stop fixing what isn’t broken. As if this whole process wasn’t challenging enough! And now I have to re-figure how to maneuver around the screen to create posts.  Excuse the rant. I’m going to go into the corner, growl for awhile, and ponder what to do next. Grrrr!


Sorry for the interruption….

Sorry for the interruption…partly due to the flu and no energy…partly due to getting my first facebook account and figuring out how it works and how it meshes with the working Class site…and partly due to the need every few months to step back and reassess where the site is at, what’s working and what’s not. We will now resume our regular programming.

post-Christmas blues

Pardon the interruption….due to  post-Christmas blues and flu.

 As much as I love Christmas I always have ambivalent feelings at the end of the season. The few days following Christmas seem to be anti-climactic and a bit depressing; a time to give up the sparkle and glow grinch walland get back to the ordinary and the mundane. At the same time another part of me is twitching to clear the Christmas “clutter” and get the house back to normal. As much as I love all the decorations I eventually get claustrophobic living with so much “stuff”. This year I had the strongest compulsion to take a really big garden hose and clear out the entire house. Yikes!

One way I found to help beat the post-Christmas blues:

When putting the house back to “normal”, put it back in a different way. Re-arrange furniture, add or take away color, pattern, or print, re-arrange accessories or art-work, or add something new; it gives the house a fresh new feeling and is a great way to start off the new year.

Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.                                                                                    Norman Douglas 

Enjoy your New Year’s Eve! Have fun! Stay safe!


Welcome to working Class, a site for home staging, interior decorating, crafts, makeovers, DYI’s, and anything else that might be fun and interesting. Working Class is a journey in design and is just as much about questions as it is about answers. And while there are already a gazillion great design sites, working Class is intended for folks who don’t live in million dollar mansions, have 6 figure incomes, or plan on lunching in Paris next Wednesday.

Currently the site is “under construction.” Since design is mostly fun & easy and technology is mostly not, please be patient as I explore this foreign and alien realm of tags, widgets & links and figure out how to fill in the blanks. 

“Design is coming to grips with one’s real lifestyle, one’s real place in the world. Rooms should not be put together for show but to nourish one’s wellbeing.” – Albert Hadley