I am a very neat, compulsively organized person, who has created a place for everything and likes to put every single thing in it's place. (If a place is not, in fact, available, then a tidy pile will do in a pinch.) While my idea of heaven may be a colored coded, clearly labeled smorgasbord of cataloged pleasures, the fact of the matter is that I live on earth, and I live with a man.
Let me take you on a tour of our office.
In our defense, we had just gotten back from camping and hadn't gotten around to putting everything away yet. On the other hand, we own too much crap and don't have nearly enough closets.
When the room is already a wreck, it's hard to keep even my own area as neat and tidy as I like. I am so ashamed.
God! The horror! The agony! (But aren't the curtains cute?) What? You can't see the curtains due to all the CRAP? Crap. It's time to head to Lowe's and purchase an affordable and sensible solution to this problem.
Ahh. Much better.
A neat desk area! With a lazy boy, which is not buried under a pile of empty water bottles, which Nathan might need when the shit goes down!
Nathan's corner and computer and closet. Now you can fully appreciate the curtains.
The shelf, which made all of this possible. Yes, the shelf is now full of things that are exposed and visible (a pet peeve of mine). However, things are off the floor. I can reach both the camping stove AND the hammer without getting lost in a wilderness of pre-apocalypse supplies. And best of all, I feel calm, happy and centered when I walk into our office, instead of scared, frightened and ashamed.
Thanks for taking the tour!