So here's my desk, still clean. I even updated the blotter to September on the last day of August. My ever-ready sunglasses and coffee mug are always waiting to jet out with me in the mornings.
Yep, three new pairs of sunglasses. They are props for our intrepid FBI (Faithful Bible Investigator) agents, so they can take MIB-esque mugshots for their photo ID badges. (Which turned out GREAT - it's amazing how sophisticated these 3rd, 4th and 5th graders can look when they put on the shades and strike a serious pose.) The sunglasses will remain on standby for a few weeks while we get any straggler photos taken. And then I'll have to find a place to store them.
The desk got a heavy workout this past week. Once my replacement toner arrived, it became a frenzy of printing: Kindergarten coloring pages, FBI background check sheets and other paperwork to augment the purchased curriculum, and a few new recipes to try. But so far, the combination of ruthlessly sorting the mail each day and putting everything away at the end of the day have yielded good results. Time to move on...I think I can now rely on my newly formed habit to keep the desk maintained.