Wednesday, 3 February 2016

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 348

Stay with me on this..if you are already a Blogger blog writer, then changes won't, I don't think, stop you commenting. It is only commenting and following that you will be prevented from doing if you arent a Google+ account holder. You will stll be able to read this blog and the link thing oon Wednesdays will still work for you. My venture into Wordpress is merely another platform on which identical blog posts will show up. I'm not actually leaving Blogger. Unless they make it impossible to stay!

So this week, I've been crafting a bit and making a huge mess. 
Seriously, everything is everywhere. I enjoyed it. Every time I go outside, I right the chairs and put them out of the wind. Then it changes direction and does this again! Ack! I took this on Tuesday, just after lunch. It's worse this morning; because I had book keeping to do and couldn't face tidying up. So I pushed back and worked atop the mess. Shocking, huh.
 It will look like that for most of today; there's VAT and year end to be sorted. Gosh, how glamorous! Join in will you? Put WOYWW in your post title so we can find it easily. A photo of your desk and what you're doing on your  blog and link here. No blatant advertising please, this isn't meant to be a promotional spot, just join the community!










59 comments:

Helen said...

well am linking here not on the other one as I couldn't see a link thing... my wheelie bins keep falling over, too... usually in the night which means they will be disturbing my neighbour who's bedroom is on the ground floor at the front where the bins are! good luck with the paperwork.. yuck!!

Bridget Larsen said...

I cant see a link on your other blog, just a comment section that you have to fill in all your details again. Boy thats a strong wind that blew your heavy chairs over, that would annoy me to heck. But being busy inside is a good distraction LOL
Bridget #1

Kyla said...

Wind...fennel tea is meant to be good for that!!!
Seriously though it has been windy, as Helen says it's the bins blowing over. We live on a hill and i watched as a bin blew UP the hill and then towards my car....which spurred me to action!!
Kyla #5

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Wow, book keeping! I'm glad my desk doesn't ever have to have stuff like that! I wouldn't know what to do! Pushing back and working atop the mess, aww, that sounds familiar! happy WOYWW!

Lynn Holland said...

Good morning Mrs D
You and me both on the bookkeeping this week, I've moved onto my official office desk though.
And we are joined at the hips with the garden furniture thing as well. I'm just looking at mine which is just about to disappear over the wall again.
Not to worry, we'll back to the VAT return for me. Have a good day in Dunnit land.
LYNN xx 10

Ps I keeping losing followers on blogger, eleven over the past week

sue jones said...

Horrible weather! my garden is the same and i have not been out to tidy! Good luck with the VAT :( Hopefully you will get back to the cradt stuff very soon xx Soojay

Lisca Meijer said...

Yes, I heard about the Google + thing. Crazy. I've been with GooglePlus since I started blogging, not knowing what it was at the time. I don't use it and ignore any messages. If anyone comments on my blog I get an email message and that works for me.
End of year accounts. What a pain. I remember you doing them last year. I hope you get them sorted soon.
Have a good week

Clair said...

Taxes. Ugh. Finances are not conducive to creativity in my world. Not that it appears to have stopped you. Looks like you've had a fabulous time. I'm looking forward to some 'messy' crafts at the weekend x

Clair said...

Taxes. Ugh. Finances are not conducive to creativity in my world. Not that it appears to have stopped you. Looks like you've had a fabulous time. I'm looking forward to some 'messy' crafts at the weekend x

Judys Lace Creations said...

Love your desk.All ready set up to start playing on!
YUK Tax time.

Annie said...

Good luck with the book work....not my fav tast but I must get my books up to date at some point soon too :-/ Hope yours get done quickly so you can get back to having fun.
Hugs,
Annie x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's an impressive desk! Didn't your VAT book wobble when you were writing in it?
Hugs, LLJ 17 xx

Anne said...

So glad I don't have the tax thing to worry about - would hate it. Ditto the garden furniture and wind though. I know there are changes re blogging but have to say I don't have a clue what it's all about - not stopped to take it in I guess. I know change is good but I wish they'd leave some things alone!!!! Anne x #19

Sue said...

By heck your desk is busy. Hope you get the accounts all done and dusted.

Happy WOYWW
Sue#21

Jackie Mackay said...

Oh dear the tax thing. Memories of doing the books for a designer I worked for - she gave me all the receipts in a carrier bag! I don't understand about this google+ thing at all being a bit of a newbie. I will have to check things out. Hope it doesn't take too long to get the figures out of the way so you can get on with enjoyable stuff. have a good week x Jackie 22

Angela Radford said...

Oh dear, work always gets in the way of fun but I guess on your desk it's slightly the other way Lol! Windy here too, lets hope it stops soon. Happy woyww and happy crafting too when you get the chance, Angela x 24

Diana Taylor said...

Good luck with the accounts - not one of the nicest jobs is it! I don't know anything about all the Google stuff, but I suppose that explains why I've lost a load of followers this last week.
Have a good week,
Diana #23

Jill Kiln Fired Art said...

I love a messy desk, it's so much easier to find things. Oh I love your birdies now they atre coloured btw.
Jill

glitterandglue said...

Hi Julia. Not playing (again) this week as caring for John is taking up an incredible amount of time - but thought I'd peek and see what was happening in blogland this week. Looks like I should be able to comment - although I'm not with google+.
Windy?? understatement. I went out last Friday to collect in our recycle bins about 10mins after they had been emptied - gone - disappeared - walked down the street - no sign!! Have had to ask the poor council for more - apparently so have most of Conwy Borough's residents!!!
Take care. I really will get back to blogging soon - I miss it.
God bless.
Margaret

Christine said...

Pushback method works every time for me as you can tell by my photos every week!!!
I do enjoy cleaning it every now and again as I love the surprising things I find .... well, most of them!! lol

Have a good week
Bishopsmate #31

Beverley Baird said...

Taxes will be coming soon - ugh is right. Hope the weather improves. And that you have lots of time soon to create.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I see NO SNOW...and noticed wind had to upset your chairs etc. I'm now ready for spring. So glad to be retired and not have to deal with YEAR END. My DH does all our farm paper work so I've been thankful. All I do is sign on the lines.
And now I hate computer changes....somehow my Chrome DISAPPEARED, had to work on that for 2 days and lost all my bookmarks. 10 of my followers have disappeared on the blog changes and so hope most can still comment.
Your desk does look like you are having some fun. Pretty cards and colors.
Have a great week.

Cara said...

It's always good to know that over people work in chaos too! Hope the weather improves for you. Cara x

Laura (Bookworm) said...

Good morning, Julia, glad you've had time to play. It's handy that the book work is large enough to just go right on top when necessary. It's windy here this morning (upstate NY) and thankfully raining and not snowing. It's been that kind of winter (hurrah!) Thanks for being our hostess, lo these many weeks. Happy WOYWW from Laura #41

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, Google Chrome is telling me that it now won't update me because my operating system is too old, rather like me, I guess! I fear they must be in cahoots with Windows on this but I no intention of updating - it ain't broke so why mend it. I like the chaos on your desk, it makes me feel better about the stuff I've shoved to the side, out of sight but not forgotten :) So glad I don't have to do the year end accounts any longer, and I did it electronically too so you would have thought it would have been easier. No! Nothing makes it any less than the chore it really is. However, there is nothing quite like the relief when the job is done :) Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #39

StampinCarol said...

We've had quite some wind here in southern Arizona, U.S. Tore the lattice off our small porch at the back door. I think it's finally over for a while and we'll be warming up a bit.
I soon will be working on our taxes for last year. I hate it and now that hubby is self-employed it will take a lot longer to do.
Hope you get all done what's needed!
Carol N #38

Kelly said...

What lovely mess, Miss Julia. Like you, it feels good to have a mess again... meaning we are doing what we love. You commented on the 'egg sponge' last week. I'd appreciate a visit and let me know if what I've explained today is what you (and a couple of others) were referring to. Creative Blessings! Kelly #43 (again this week? LOL)

jan spencer said...

Hi Julia, I use gmail anyway and have found it quite good although I only use chrome for blogging as I couldn't get along with it for emailing.
I do get frustrated when first it asks if I'm a robot and then makes me tick pictures of food etc. Makes me want to give up
Jan no 38

Sandy Leigh said...

Good morning Julia! I love a good ole crafty messy time at the desk, so go you. I've been thinking about going to Wordpress too, and I'm looking into it. Everyone says it's so much better, but I don't want to lose all my posts! Let us know how it goes. Happy Wednesday. Sandy Leigh

Sharon said...

Desk looks great! Messy is crafty lol. Bookkeeping. Ugh. That was my job before I quit. I do have taxes to do but am procrastinating. Hate doing them but it's a thing here in the states. Have a great week!

Sharon K #44

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I so know that frustrating feeling of having no empty work surface when you need it! Yes, the push back, just a step away from sweeping it all off the table, onto the floor, which I almost did yesterday in frustration. I used to have a wordpress blog before blogger, but I did not get on with it. Blogger is much easier to use and customize. Why are people so adverse to having a Google account, I wonder? Just curious... Will check out your other site! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #32

Twiglet said...

Yes the wind blew our chairs and even a wooden bench over too. I just pushed back all the cr.. er crafts on my table so that I could snap my work today. I really must get a bit more tidying and sorting done - it's just that crafting gets in the way!! x Jo

misteejay said...

Very busy desk Julia.
The furniture on my patio often gets moved by foxes but recently the wind has been making a right din out there.
Toni xx

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Julia, oooooohhh it makes my heart sink just to look at all those numbery things on top of your lovely crafty desk - but I do admire your ability to get your head around all that stuff. Hope it's done and dusted soon and you can get back to the fun stuff :o) Annie C #47

Shel C said...

So I was reading your post..and you said there was a VAT. I assume that means that horrid large paper you are doing book keeping with..but I am not familar with the term. To me, a vat is a large tub generally used in manufacturing. Like a vat of oil..LOL. Always fun to join in here so thanks for hosting!

trisha too said...

Oh no, not shocking at all, the layer-upon-layer effect . . . my desk needs to be excavated at times!

Ugh, taxes, that's never fun!

:)trisha
#49 this week

Princess Judy Palmer said...

As for working right in the middle of the pile--you are in good company here! I don't envy you any with paperwork and adult stuff. I hope you get time to play soon. I laughed at your chairs. I'm sure most people assume the wind had a hand in it but of course, I assume drunken debauchery! PJ #50

Lindart said...

This week I have a Good News Bad News post, and hopefully (due to the Bad News) I will be able to post on WOYWW more often!
Thankfully DH does anything to do with numbers - not my forte! I love your view - I don't have one. The flying chairs makes all the more interesting and fun!

Lindart #46

Stacy Sheldon said...

The thing with google plus is, I never agreed to it they just switched mine to it somehow after I got a smart phone and really the only thing that annoys me about it is after every blog post I get a pop up screen to "share" it to google plus, so the times I have let things be shared it doesn't really seem to matter. I have not picked up like strange stalkers or anything like that. Hopefully you are not going to be seeing any real changes either.

Robyn said...

Ah blogger. One day Google will rule the world and I want to stay on their good side. Wordpress- not so much. I find the mess very comforting!
Robyn 58

dottielottie said...

Hi Julia, It's amazing how little space we can use if we have to isn't it. I don't envy you the book keeping I would be keeping that under the desk lol. I spy something with poppies on (love them) and what looks like a gears embellished notebook. Hope you get back to your crafting soon. Hugs Lottie x

dottielottie said...

Sorry forgot my number #60

Linda Harris said...

Hope you manage to get the book keeping out of the way so you can have more fun crafting instead. Linda #62

Kim said...

Good luck with the taxes; guess better they are do this time of year than waste nice weather on them. At least that's what I tell myself...
And, now you just have to lift them away to uncover crafty goodness!! win-win!!

Ali H said...

Hi hope Google don't mess up this little community ! Thanks for visiting Ali xx

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I just about made it on time! Your desk is looking similar to my main workdesk. Combining my Tarot business with all of my crafty stash means that my craft room/office is a constant battle to keep it relatively organised. Ali x #64

Claire Grantham said...

Hey Julia, long time no see. Glad to see that not much has changed, love the chaos of your desk, to the 'peace' of mine. Did not know about the blogger changes...Cx #53

Neet said...

Think I must have jet lag - or just plain old tiredness - couldn't think how to comment.
Even in CA, the sunny State, it was cold and windy at times and on Monday particularly so, and bins were blown about all over the place.
I think it is Wordpress I have problems commenting on so will stay where I am for the moment. Hope it does not get real bad.
Jugs, Neet 34 xxx

LuLu said...

Howdy Julia,

Happy New Year!

I'm back finally! Your table looks super productive. I had to finally tidy up mine. And now I am becoming productive, too! Hope to visit here more in 2016...

P.S. I AM on Google, and no problems posting...

Peace,
LuLu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2016/02/woyww-my-neat-and-tidy-table-huh.html

Tracy said...

Your window is such a great view...and no snow!!!
Your work desk is ....creative :)

Nikki C said...

I fell asleep after you posted last night your desk looks very busy... on another side note the DH asked me if it was dirty desk wed doesn't get that we enjoy seeing the creative process of others plus its a fun way to get a peak at some new stash and ideas.

I can also pick up the pocket letter holders at a local store they come in packs of 8 for $2.00 plus shipping

Hugs Nikki 3

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Nice to see a bit of sun out your window this week! I tried to figure out what all was on your desk, what you were working on before the boring bookkeeping took over. What is in that green spray bottle, a new spray ink? I have a Google + account so I'm okay. I worry this change will make it so we will lose followers who are not.

Marit said...

Looks like the wind came inside too Julia ;) --- it's the same overhere: rain and storm... I am longing for Spring! Good luck working on 'the books' that's one of the most awful tasks I know... hope you can get back to craft real soon! Love from windy Holland, Marit #29

Shoshi said...

I must say I do get fed up with Google, Julia. As a search engine it's marvellous, but I hate how they've taken over so much of the Internet and make horrible changes that we have no control over. I've got a Google+ account but never use it. I can't get my head around social networking and do all I want with blogging, email and forums. That's more than enough for me!

I seem to spend a lot of time doing accounts too, but I am fortunate in that my studio has a sectioned-off part which is my office. Gone are those awful days when my room had to combine both, which made neither function work properly and led to endless frustration! Money stuff is my least favourite activity (apart from spending it, of course!).

Thanks for your visit and your encouraging remark! Yes, I am feeling really enthusiastic about being creative again now. Glad you like my sewing machine! I agree that KnitterNatter is about right, meeting fortnightly. I can't cope health-wise with too many social commitments in one week, and it does give one a bit more time to work
on things in between.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #28

Hettie said...

My desk was looking a bit like this with half made Christmas cards on there from about mid-November before the poop hit the fan!!! Got my duster out today and it is all nice and tidy, just ripe for messing up again!!!
Don't change or I wouldn't recognise your desk!!
Hugs
xxx

okienurse said...

Day late and a dollar short cause I went shopping yesterday and forgot all about posting so here I am! Desk looks work on and hopefully you can get back to the fun stuff soon. Have a great week. Vickie at 71

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hi Julia, Even though I'm terrible at hopping these days, I do love stopping in now and then. I saw this post and wanted to let you know that (as of now) Google isn't requiring that folks have a Google PLUS account, only that they have a plain Google account that most of us have had for years. It seems that a lot of people have followed us and commented on our blogs via Yahoo or some other service and it is those folks who are being dropped from our blogs and who are unable to comment on our blogs any longer.

All those folks have to do is take a minute to open a free Google account (again NOT the darn Google PLUS one!) and then - NOTE - they must also REfollow via the blue Join This Site button in order to get back on track.

I see your desk is as delightful and interesting as ever! A tornado outside and in! Miss you! Hugs, Darnell

Clemencia R said...

I am late but I am here, have been a tough week :/

Christine said...

I'll keep it short seeing as you have rather a lot of comments to troll through.
I have managed to link up all though rather late .....
have a good week
Christine #79