I don't even know where to start this post since I have so much to babble about. I guess I'll start with a True Confession (TC) because folks say once you have a blog you start sharing Too Much Information (TMI) and confessing to things you wouldn't otherwise. I take my pictures for Workdesk Wednesday on Tuesday evening. There! I said it. I figure it is fair enough that way. I take it before I go to bed and then I spend all day at work on Wednesday so it isn't like the desk is going to change any from when I took the photo.
My desk is clean again as I cleaned it off before taking the photo. I did not, however, clean it off in anticipation of taking the photo. I cleaned it off to play since it was heaped up too much for that, but I didn't get around to playing because... ...see, I have the week off work between The Holiday That Shall Not Be Named and New Year's. I didn't stay up very late during my vacation except maybe another hour on average, but what I did do is sleep later and later and later every morning. I guess I got in touch with my inner cat.
Anyway, since I didn't get my requisite 23 hours of sleep, I was quite tired that first day back to work. I don't think blowing my nose helped either since I did so seven thousand and forty two times. An hour. I wanted to make a House Mouse card but like I said my desk had no room. I sat down with the idea of cleaning it off so I could play. So I sat there and shuffled things around, pondered about how exhausted I was, and signed deeply every ten seconds. I hate when people sign deeply every ten seconds so all that accomplished was me annoying myself. I did get the desk clean as you see but it was time for my next project:
Back to the desk, though, on the left side is the House Mouse stamp and paper ready for action and on the right side is piles of Valentine's doo-dads, also ready for action. There are more VD (Valentine's Day) and spring papers tucked up under the overhang. You can see my new Martha Stewart anywhere punch that a friend convinced me was the bomb. She is right. It punches out kind of a Celtic knot pattern and there is a guide on the punch so you can punch out a whole row or whole sheet of it into a nice pattern. I have some new unopened Tonic cutting tools on my desk that were a gift. My desk is poised for play!
Here is a picture of the table behind me that I did not clean off (cuz that's like work). This is a different angle than I've taken before. You can see my new Big Shot and my old Cuttlebug. There are all the holiday punches that I have not got around to putting away yet. There is that same basket o' crap that has been in the last several photos of my table (starting way back in October I think). You can see that even my stool is piled up with stuff. The new Stampin' Up mini is on the top of that stack. Also in that stack is new paper my hubby got me including the Black Current Stack which is AWESOME. In the foreground is another stack of papers topped with directions to a double-dutch fold card that my friend and I were going to try. Now, look in the upper left of that picture. You can make out part of my Eight Foot Stack of Paper that I often talk to my friends about. I don't think I've mentioned it here on the blog though, but there it is. My hubby thinks I have too much paper. As if that were possible!
I promised I would post of picture of my flower bottles, so here's that. I took all my flowers out of their various containers and put them in big jars by color. As you can see, I still have overflow on the next shelf in random containers. There was a length of time when no card was complete without a flower or two or six or more on it. I'm not anti-flower now; they just aren't the embellishment of choice these days though. The table is sitting in front of this bookcase in case you are trying to get the layout of the land. Lots 'o crap (TMI and TC all in one).