So I had some time during the holidays to put my office in order. This is the first time since moving in that the garbage can has actually made it to the floor. Before now, it’s been up on the file cabinet, out of the puppy’s reach.
Here’s my bookshelf filled with books on craft, various reference books, some recent reads, and photos of two handsome devils. Above is the artwork that accompanied my first two published poems.
On the chest is my trusty Dell printer (prints 2000 pages before it needs new toner!) and a container of books on the Gypsies of Spain.
This is my thrift store find: a headboard I painted (with thrift store paint) to use, desk-like, for placing things. Those two shelves will fill up this year with 2k11 and Elevensie titles. The yellow box is chock-full of 2k11 swag.
Between the photos is a super large, recently bound copy of MAY B. — handy for edits. Not sure why I never thought to do this until now. The green files are full of old manuscripts, conference materials, and loads of rejections.
Here’s the file cabinet (where the garbage can used to reside). On top are files I use often and old copies of Writer’s Digest and SCBWI bulletins.
Down the side are seven pictures representing each group of students I’ve taught over the years. Tragically, my 97-98 picture from Southwest Middle School (Orlando, FL) has disappeared. I suspect it fell behind my file cabinet in my Louisiana classroom… .
Where do you work? What things do you keep nearby?