The Perils of Living by Paper

Hubbykins, this morning, very sweetly said, "I'm curious about what your bedside table plan is."  That was his tactful way of saying, "Please!  For the love of all that is good and pure, remove a few of the messy piles o' paper."  Which I did, and all is well.

I grow jealous of the writers who have their offices featured in Entertainment Weekly.  Streamlined desks, non-post-it-covered laptops, organized pendaflex filing system, and a regal horse statue (always the horse).

What is on my desk:  desk protector that hubbykins made me buy, tiny fake mouse with the ears and tail loved off, Cricut cutting system for all the craft projects I don't complete, purple velvet pre-kissed frog prince, two overflowing legal pads of ideas and notes, a smallish gnome statue, pre-filed receipts, baby Cotton Candy My Little Pony, stapler, tape dispenser, picture frames (oh, the picture frames!), wooden box full of old letters, weinie whistle.

What is not on my desk:  laptop, regal horse statue.

7 comments:

  1. I live by piles of paper too. I write in my hubby's chair because mine is surrounded by old crits, books, mags and a couple cats. Oh and BTW I totally ripped off your post by chatting about process (though kinda disjointedly, lol) over on my blog.

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  2. yes, the ironic thing is that with all the craziness happening on my desk upstairs, that's not even where I write. I usually do my best work sitting with my laptop on the floor. ??

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  3. we have pink My Little Pony too. Piles of books and papers and spirals. Yep. But somehow always missing pens. Must be those darn elves again.

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  4. 1. Bill is hilarious.
    2. Really w/ the my little pony? Is that what you're buying Henry these days?

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  5. No, do not be deceived. My desk toys are all mine. No sharing.

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  6. if (no when) i get a book deal, that's the first thing im going to do - my office.

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  7. See, that's the worst part of it...I have this lovely office space, and I write on the couch.

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