Sunday, 6 August 2017

#211 Order

It's Sunday. My teeth have been brushed, I'm clean, the bed sheets are fresh, the room's been dusted, the floor vacuumed.

My clothes have been washed, my socks are balled up in their drawer, my towels are clean, my nails are neatly trimmed, my face has been shaved and my hair isn't too long.

My dishes have been washed, my room has been decluttered, my phone's fully charged, there's milk and butter in the fridge and cereal and bread in the cupboard. My plants have been watered, my shoes polished.

I've exercised, I've eaten fruit and vegetables and drunk enough water. My bank statement has been checked, my parents and grandad have been visited, my sister's been messaged, my latest blog post has been published.

My T-Shirts, trousers and jumpers are where they belong. My shirts and suits are hanging in the wardrobe. Casual on the left. Business on the right. The laptop is sitting squarely in the middle of the desk, beside a mug full of black Bic pens. The drawer below is fully stocked with basic stationary supplies.

All of my texts, emails Whatsapp messages and Facebook messages have been replied to. My Youtube and Medium alerts have been checked. My library books have been renewed. My rent and bills have been paid.

In short, everything is in order.

7 comments

Running on empty said...

I once tricked a neighbouring child to water the potplants on my front porch. Now that porch faced due west and got up to 40 deg Celsius heat. So the plants were artificial.

Dan Copping said...

Ha :) That comment is the most entertaining thing on this post.

Running on empty said...

Entertainment isn't very fun if chaos reigns. We need someone tidy like you around here.

Fizzfan said...

I like order but my mind is usually very begrudging of providing it. It's all so routine and deathly dull to achieve.
It's only my dislike of mess that forces me to obey :(((

Dan Copping said...

One would hope that if you can focus on doing things you do like, you can find someone else to do the tidying.

Faith John said...

Coffee. Wheres the come coffee?

Dan Copping said...

I don't drink coffee Faith John. Just water for me mostly. x