Thursday, January 21, 2010

Living. Lovely. ~ Clean Off Your Desk

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be,
since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

~Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ, c.1420

(That might not seem to apply to this week's challenge, but I needed to remind myself...Sigh.)

Did you

Clean Off Your Desk

this past week?


Desk Clean-Up

I feel like I've been living in crisis mode lately, and that just has to stop.
I'm working on a whole office/schoolroom/library organizing/purging/cleaning project.
Unfortunately, it is one of those projects that makes things so much worse before it gets better.
I hate that.
But at least my desk is cleared off. Whew!


Next week's Living. Lovely. challenge:

Complete a Puzzle

January is National Puzzle Month.
Feel free to use your imagination on this one!


Unknown said...

Your question made me wonder if you have been peering in my windows! :) Our desk is always a bit of a mess, it somehow ends up as a landing zone for nearly anything and everything. I think I will clean it up now!

~beautyandjoy~ said...

I cleared out stacks of books and papers (and yes, my desk) and am tackling more this weekend. It feels so good afterward, but, man, is it ever daunting.

Plus - it makes me want new cute bookshelves from Ikea.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Heidi! I can't tell you how much I love your "I'm human" pictures-- it gives me so much hope to know that you can have such a lovely home and life and still have a desk that looks like that, at least at times! Thank you for putting it all out there. I've been a "fan" for almost a year now! --April H.

Molly Anne said...

I SO needed to participate this week but I ran out of time. I took "before" pictures and I do plan on cleaning my desk, I just didn't get to it this week. *sigh*

heather said... desk was recently rearranged and that was good, but not so good is the mess I still have. I have so many items that were displaced and need a new home. Right now my desk is pathetic. But, I have great hopes for some point. Your post was a good motivator.

Mirjam said...

I try to clean off my desk every evening (I'm nót a organized person), but it really helps to start the next morning well! Just as cleaning your sink in the evening ;)).

Love the quote! Só true.

grandma and grandpa said...

You mean your "before" picture isn't normal for all desks? Mine looks like that all the time, well maybe not quite so high, but never cleared off. Maybe I should try. Thanks for the inspiration. Grandma

****** "M" said...

Wow that worked out nice! Didn't know the challenge for this week was desk cleaning! Wasn't reading blogs, was desks!

(Hope you don't mind: Copied your black and white collage idea since my desk isn't finished yet, and looks a bit better that way :D