The trusty MIL has the greatest phrase.? It is all purpose for that time when someone calls and says, “Oh I’m in the neighborhood and thought I’d drop in for a cup of coffee.? How’s 5 minutes sound?”? You look around and think, I can’t have someone see my house like this.? I live in squalor.? Mother, just use your imagination would you.? Then you thing, WTF?? Coffee?? I’ve been drinking crappy ass Lipton’s for 2 weeks because I can’t get my sorry butt to mega coffee chain to buy more.? Don’t you see the dark circles under my eyes?? Sure, tea has more caffeine.?? I’m not into specifics here.? Either way her term is “shove and stuff.”? Pile the laundry into baskets and stuff them into closets.? Throw all the dirty dishes under the sink (cause I’ve never done that).
Anyway, my desk was about to collapse under the weight of all the stuff on it.? The paper was beginning to form a collective and I am certain it was plotting to take over.? So I cleaned it.? Take that stupid desk.
Ok, so it wasn’t so much clean as a big ol’ shove and stuff.? I crammed stuff into the closet, I threw things into drawers, I made one pile on the corner of my desk so big that I think it might be regrouping.? But for the moment I can breathe a sigh of relief.? The evil paper overlords are at bay.