a martha stewart, I am not
and my desk
(which is NOT a lovely shade of bottle glass green)
is in a constant state of array
- verb (used with object)
to place in proper or desired order
to marshal: Napoleon arrayed his troops for battle
but my mind, of late, is in a constant state of disarray
it hits me hardest when I walk into ANY store
even the grocery store
it's the the christmas music and the displays
they propel me into an instant state of wandering aimlessly and losing any focus
it's intentional I'm sure
a conspiracy to help boost the economy, right?
which brings me to the white elephant:
this is the white elephant gift I won last night
it was the last gift on the table
I had already lost the John Deere tractor clock
(which makes real tractor noises)
this last gift was the messiest wrapping job in the bunch
so it was the last one picked
when I opened it I could hear a collective groan
and the guy who brought it apologized.
"it's really good for falling asleep."
"I love it."
but I don't think anyone heard me say that.
and I do love it.