My desk early this morning reminded me of a party game from my childhood. We called it Kim's Game. We were shown a tray with an extremely random selection of objects arranged on it, for one minute. The tray was then covered with a cloth and we had to write down all the items we could remember. I always liked this list-writing game.
My desk this morning had:
- pyjama trousers needing hemming
- sewing machine
- a bag with a secret surprise for my Mum in it
- tins full of cables and sewing machine feet
- a bottle of water
- lip balm
- a seam ripper
- part of an oyster shell I found on the foreshore
- a note from school about fundraising for Japan
- a crumpled tissue
- a sewing pattern in a brown envelope
- my normal glasses
- orange post-it notes
- a book in a fabric cover
- a baking magazine
- a camera cable
- a camera case
- a bristling pincushion
By this evening, nothing had been put away, but I'd acquired Rose Prince's Kitchenella from the library and another bottle of water from somewhere. I'd plugged in my camera and cable and plonked my green satchel on top of the baking magazine. It does look like I'd managed to put the crumpled tissue in the bin though.
Sometimes even small achievements must be celebrated.