Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Contents of the Kitchen Table

At the end of the day, after the dinner dishes have been cleared off, there's always a few scattered things pushed to one corner of the table. (On a good day, its just a few things pushed to one corner. On a bad day, we eat in the living room. Don't judge me.)

The type and amount of items left on the table serve as an indicator of how the day went. Today was a great day for school. After the Jedi took the kids to Tae Kwon Do, I sat down with my phone and half a cup of hot chocolate, and recorded what was still on the table. (Besides my hot chocolate cup, which was a new arrival.)

Remnants of a good day:
  • One plant in surprisingly good health
  • One homemade basket filled with napkins
  • One bottle joint supplement
  • One miniature pumpkin
  • One glass bowl with 2 apples
  • One box ibuprofen
  • One roll medical tape
  • One thank you card from neighbors
  • One painted tile (still waiting to be hung on wall) 
  • One cut scrap of paper leftover  from earlier project
  • One awana handbook 
  • One halloween pencil 
  • One pink highlighter 
  • One baggie of awana bucks 
  • Two glue sticks 
  • One yellow highlighter 
  • One chapter 5 math test 
  • One history portfolio and time line 
  • One green plastic army man
In other news, its been a while since I've blogged. One would think I would learn by now that whenever I have grand plans and schemes for my blog, that my blog posts actually decline in frequency. I get "behind" on the arbitrary standards I set for myself, and then I stop blogging until I can get "caught up."

Forget that.

Instead I bring you contents of my kitchen table. You can thank me later for not including the contents of my kitchen counter.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with a pile of stuff at the end of the table. I actually called a "family meeting" during dinner last night and told everyone to get their stuff off the table. Sadly, it's all still there this morning!
Glad to see you blogging again!