December 10, 2008
I told myself this morning that my 'secret mission' was to clean up the desk. That involves more than just throwing everything in a box or drawer (that's how the man cleans up). It involves actually DOING the stuff that is in the piles (which is why they are piles in the first place). That's why when I clean my desk it is a day-long project (sometimes longer). I dread the bills, taxes, checkbook, mail, paperwork, grading, and endless other secretarial tasks that await me beside my computer when I sit down. Don't you? I mean after all... the computer is fun. Paperwork is NOT. So it goes... me sitting down to get things done... and winding up... blogging (ahem,...), or blog designing (like last night when these photos were taken), or... emailing (hey - some email is 'justifiable').
These classified photos of the target area were taken last night while everyone was sleeping.
I have my work cut out for me today in digging out of this mess. But, I thought if I posted photos of my embarrassingly messy work station, that I would have the courage to take on this 'secret mission' and the accountability I need to get it done before the day is out.
Here is what the mission entails...
Find the printer.... climb paper-stack mountain... restore peace to the in-box. Makes me wish my trash can was labeled 'in' like that old comic.
I think this area will require some computer work (which will be dangerous considering that it will tempt me to give up and play) - that stack is rolodex papers, mail that needs to be responded to, a binder that needs organizing, and a box of choxie that needs eating. I work for dark chocolate flakey truffles.
What's wrong in this picture?
Not to mention the uneaten banana (I even forget to eat healthy snacks when I'm blogging and twittering). And that poor snowman has fallen and he can't get up. Looks like I have my work cut out for me because I don't even know what's in that stack.
Hey! There's a package of Jason's Deli graham crackers under that mail! Cool. At least I won't have to stop for lunch. Banana, crackers, my big tall glass of ice water and chocolate truffles will hold me over.
Wish me success on this dangerous and scary adventure.
Hopefully I'll have a clean desk photo for you tomorrow.... and all the world will be right again.
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