I'm trying to catch up on journals and my stupid computer keeps kicking me off, so I'm giving up for the night and will try again tomorrow...sometime...
I know that there are people who are very neat and don't have a procrastinating problem or a packrat problem - I even know some people like that. I wish I was like that. The reason I bring this up is because my whole bedroom is beyond belief. I keep the rest of the house looking really great, but for some reason I cannot extend that to this room. I have stacks and stacks of papers, folders, books, CDs...everywhere! I also don't understand why my desk at home looks like this, while my desk at work is extremely well organized.
For a small illustration, we'll just note what's on top of my computer monitor (from bottom up):
2 really thick folders (I have no idea what's in them), 6 or 7 cards and drawings, another folder, book (boy meets girl by Meg Cabot), 2 magazines, book (Holocaust Poetry), lots more papers, including instruction booklets, bills, etc. etc., another book (Bridget Jones:The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding), lots more papers, a packet of school pictures, another book (The Folk of the Fringe by Orson Scott Card), a packet of Y softball pictures, another magazine, and a ton of bills.
I measured it with a ruler - that stack is EIGHT inches tall! My daughter knocked it off the other day, and it fell into another stack on the desk, and then both stacks fell onto the stack on the floor. I made her pick it all up and she complained the whole time..."Why do you have stuff on top of your monitor?", and "Why does your desk look like this?", and "Throw some of this stuff away!"
I'm pretty sure this mess happened when, a couple months ago, I rearranged in here and moved the filing cabinet into the closet. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Only now, all the stuff that's supposed to go in there is actually sitting in piles everywhere else, because it's so hard to put it back!
I have to be up in less than five hours...no days off for the rest of the year...maybe I'll straighten this up in January, when I have time...at least the rest of the house looks good! LOL