It was one of those mornings around here. The kind where I woke up to pouring rain, everyone overslept and was out of sorts, I ran to get gas in the pouring rain and returned to find cat puke to clean.
I had to use MY GREAT BIG TEACHER VOICE on the teenager as we were walking out the door(Stop hitting your brother!), everyone had to go back in the house for jackets (apparently kids who wear shorts to school in the snow require jackets for May rain), and the ride to the middle school was filled with terse silence. I think I may need to go re-read this post about recovering from a bad morning.
I had to pick something simple again today as I have quite the list of larger projects that must be done such as cleaning the entire house, getting G’s birthday presents and cards, and taming the laundry mountain that grew overnight. Somewhere in the middle of all that, I also have to attend some sort of awards assembly at the middle school.
When I say I’m dealing with my desktop for small project day, I mean the physical top of my desk. I probably should deal with the desktop computer as well. Someday, I’ll take the time to figure out the Windows 7 a bit better and add Word back on to it. I really miss my Microsoft Word!
Let me tell you about how my actual desk top has become a small project. I have my arms sitting on the ONLY foot of it that is clutter free. Yes, every single surface area on this desk except for the part right in front of the computer keyboard is covered with stuff.
Stuff that is taking over. I have a pile almost as high as my shoulder sitting in front of my printer. I’ve had to print a few items and instead of doing the logical thing and putting all the things in the pile away first, I’ve simply moved the pile to the bed and then back to its spot on the desk. That stuff has not earned itself a spot!
Why is the lint roller living on my desk top? A box of hanging folders is conceivable although it belongs in a desk drawer. However, the bag of trash bags certainly does not belong or deserve to be perched a top the printer like Lady Liberty’s torch.
Then, shifting my glance to the left side of the desk, I see a sack containing a teacher gift (thankfully, it was not lost amidst the chaos and can be sent merrily on its way tomorrow), I’m embarrassed to share this but looking in a small rectangular box…I’ve discovered it contains Christmas cards along with a grocery store receipt, here’s a box of crayons and a chocolate scented calculator sitting at my elbow.
Paper and notebooks and actual books occupy pretty much all the other spaces. Papers that should be filed or recycled.
Most of this stuff has had a nice, lengthy vacation on the desk top but it is time to return it to where it belongs. First though, I think I’ll put some of this lovely hand lotion I’ve just discovered on my hands.
What small project are you working on today?