I See London,I see France,I see Someone’s Under….drawers

Apparently I came up with the question:

“What is in your desk drawers”?

What ISN’T in my desk drawers?

We have desks all over the house. I bought a little, dainty writing desk when we first got married and that seemed to handle all of our mail, bills, my correspondence and believe it or not, other paperwork for many years, but it is no longer in use. However, we also inherited a large ‘student’ desk with a lot of deep drawers from an aunt, and that filled up quickly.
The little desk is in the ‘spare’ bedroom, which had also collect a lot of things left behind by family members.

Someone gave us a very large, VERY large desk and I used it for sewing and some storage in its deep drawers.
When we moved here, it was easy to get cheap furniture from the local St. Vincent DePaul Store and all I ever bought furniture-wise, I believe, has been desks, so we have a desk in very room but the bathrooms and the laundry room. The laundry room is big and I nearly put the ‘sewing’ desk there, but it filled up quickly with the big freezer, laundry set and shelves.

 The big ‘sewing desk’  now has many things on it, it is in what we still laughingly refer to as ‘the Library’, although some of the shelves were moved to other rooms long ago and it is used for storage, a place for kids to play alone and for the grandson to use his computer when he is here. IN there is the no-longer played piano, an antique cabinet with serving and holiday dishes, a huge open container that still has many of the kids’ stuffed animals, and other toys, and sundry items along with many, many books. The sewing machine is on that desk, but are somany things on it ,I bring it out to the dining room to use it. In that big desk are, indeed, sewing supplies, also art supplies and items that are also common to every other desk in the house, which we will discuss below.

The student desk is in the living room. In it are also many unusual things like a volt meter that for some reason must be there. It has not been used in decades. This desk also holds many old ‘floppy’ disks, which I keep meaning to check out. There are books for games that may or may not be used now or in the future for The Husband’s games. He has taken the computer on that desk, which is offline, and made it his own.

Another desk, which is also The Husband’s , is in our bedroom. It also contains some drawers full of odd things that are seemingly never used; I dount that he has loked in some of those drawers for years, but there the items remain.

A large desk was picked out by Oldest Grandson and although he is not here, it has a monitor/TV and assorted odd items, plus ‘the usual’, and it is in the room he used when he was here, and will if/when he returns.

I had picked up a small desk with a very large drawer for him at St V’s also, which he has with him now in Nevada.

Which brings us to the desk I generally use, the one with the PC hard-wired to the internet. It has the printer on in and so, printer ink is generally in a drawer. The desk contains some of the few things that I wrote which are printed out. It has some of the Oldest Grandson’s writings  and one drawer has some current  correspondence and information that I need to reach quickly, but for the most part, it has, as I said before, it has what every desk, all currently in use or sitting unused, have:

Paper and school/office supplies.

You would not believe the types of paper and folders we have, not to mention tablets of every kind and size, note pads,index cards, stationery, and ‘scrap paper’, plus sticky notes that no one uses.

I can’t even tell you how many pencils we have and believe me when I tell you that my grandkids’ teachers loved me when I would hand them bouquets of new and semi-used pencils for their students, yet, we have pencils up the wazoo,

and we have pencil sharpeners.

and erasers.

We alson have in the drawers  of every desk multitudes of pens. We have some markers, although most of those were used by the Granddaughters, however, we still have an inordinate amount of highlighters.

The drawers also contain staplers, staples, and staple pullers. We have many sizes of and styles of paperclips; we have thumbtacks and rubber bands, in every desk.

 You can find at least one type, though often more, of scissors in a drawer of any given desk.

We have in the drawers notebook-ring reinforcements. There you will see White-out, scotch tape, glue and glue sticks, and there you will also find rulers and most have protractors and/or compasses;

there is more than one hole-punch around.

 Most desk have drawers that contain a few flash drives.

 I have no idea why there are so many drawers, so few truly used well.

But we are well-stocked in case of any writing-related/school-related theme.

If you need to borrow a pencil, you know where to come.

Oh, and please, feel free to keep it…

can you use two?


About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.
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6 Responses to I See London,I see France,I see Someone’s Under….drawers

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    Sounds like you live in an office supply store!
    Even though some might question why you have so many different desks, I love the idea of a desk in nearly every room. With — nowadays — nearly everyone using their cell phones as a portable computer and “desk”, I find it pleasing to remember the older (usually wooden) desks that people used at home or office.
    We currently possess a tiny — and I mean tiny — roll top desk that evidently was used by my mom when she was a child. It was in my grandmother’s house when we were kids and we always occupied ourselves with it. I don’t recall if our own kids ever used it, but at least one of the local grandkids has.
    My wife has — given to her from her former job when they moved to smaller rental space at some point — a massive, HEAVY, wooden executive desk. That bad boy is large enough to be a dining table, but so huge that no mere mortals could tote it.


    • I thought that my grandson would take the big desk in his room or be here to use it, but that didn’t happen. I can’t bring myself to get rid of my little writing desk, and I barely saved it from being thrown out by an ex-daughter-in-law. The big desk that I used for sewing is VERY heavy, but not solid wood and no longer in great shape. It has its uses now, but I need to downsize and that will go eventually. I will certainly never move it again, that is for sure.

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  2. Elaine Cantrell says:

    The most we’ve had at one time is three, and we definitely needed more, but space was at a premium so we’re down to one now. I chuckled when I saw your title.

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  3. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I have plenty of writing utensils already, thank you! I also have a lot of the office supplies. I have a file cabinet out on our three season porch for the overflow!

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  4. OOOOH, 3 seasons porch! You nailed my situation with your own post, Patty!


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