Well, I finished all those Chapsticks. It was a boring, repetitive job but one that required some attention so the labels would go on correctly. So instead of working in front of the t.v., I worked in front of the computer and listened to a podcast. (God bless podcasts – I love living in a time when the t.v. and radio shows that I like are instantly accessible.)
After it was over I looked up from my messy spot and finally admitted that the chaos in the kitchen was overwhelming. It was time to clean up, and not just my normal ‘swish & swipe and neaten up the piles’, but perhaps actually deal with the piles.
(There is no ‘before’ photo. I didn’t realize in time that this would be my post.)
So – many, many papers put into the recycling bin. Many dishes loaded into the dishwasher. Many, many sticky/cruddy spots wiped up. But best of all – the boxes and bottles of medicines and cough drops all over the counters? Contained!
The various electronic devices and writing utensils? Contained! (I am using one of the cameras.)
The cables all over the place?
Kind of contained!
It’s one of those old-fashioned matchbox holders. I bought it long ago for some dumb purpose, but this kind of works. I say ‘kind of’ because the edges are pretty sharp and I’m hoping I don’t cut through the cable covers.
Whatever. Contained. At least until I come home from work tomorrow and start the mess all over gain.