Wednesday, 8 August 2018

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 479

Oh yes. That month end, VAT quarter, tax update and general half-way-through-the-year-overview is underway. My poor desk, it looks as if I'm working for a living. Ha. It looks, on some level, as if I might know what I'm doing. See how I shoved stuff aside and up the sides rather than totally part with the crafty feeling. All is not lost however. Hard left, upright behind the yellow file - right there in white and purple. My first 2018 Christmas card. There. I said it. Shopkeeper Gal made me. You can see it's dark outside. Just...I remembered to take this before bed last night. The only morning time change will be the addition of a large mug of coffee. One day more (oh, that would make a great song title) and I'll be clearing up and just leaving a small envelope file within my line of vision for purposes of guilt. Actually, it just makes me do something eventually, I get so sick of the sight of it!
No doubt, absolutely no doubt, that you are doing something much more interesting in your work desk space today. Please share and tell. 

34 comments:

Helen said...

Your desk looks very busy... shame it's the wrong sort of work... although I am sure Mr D is very appreciative of your endeavours. Not a lot more going on here, but hopefully, soon here too! Have a good day.

Claire said...

Oh, how I hate this kind of paperwork... These 'necessary evils' - yuck!
Blessed WOYWW to you, dear Julia x
no. 5

Anne said...

Well Julia yours looks like mine! :-) Though I did manage a bit of crafting in the middle of chaos. Hope you get back to crafting soon. Oh and you've made one more Chrimble card than me!!!! :-) Anne x #4

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Morning Julia, I bet that Coffee tastes good this morning :))
Love how you have lined things up the wall like working from an easel hee hee!
Don't envy you with that sort of paperwork though but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Thanks for hosting, it forms some sort of order and a shade of sanity for me this week.
Happy WOYWW Hugs Tracey #6

Sarah Brennan said...

Ouch. Hope all that paperwork is disposed of in short order and you can get back to crafting soon. Thanks for explaining how you avoid static in the previous post. I actually found my pink tray while sorting out in the week lol. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #8

Anne said...

Well Julia yours looks like mine! :-) Though I did manage a bit of crafting in the middle of chaos. Hope you get back to crafting soon. Oh and you've made one more Chrimble card than me!!!! :-) Anne x #4

Lunch Lady Jan said...

A Christmas card?? (said a la Lady Bracknell) well, I suppose it had to happen sometime. Hope the accounts are completed pronto so you have more time to play!
Hugs LLJ 9 xx

Lynn Holland said...

All the necessaries are done office wise like your good self Julia, except for the evil filing. Why I have never trained myself to do it as it comes in I have no idea. Instead I stick it in the tray until it becomes looks like the leaning tower of Pisa or the next VAT return is due.
Have a good week lovely lady
Lynn xx 11

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, busy but sad desk however, sure you will get rid of all that soon and be back to nice things. Still it has to be done. Happy, hopefully crafty WOYWW, Angela x12x

Diana Taylor said...

Oh that paperwork looks a bit of a nightmare - hope you get it done soon so you can have some play time. Well done on getting a C card done - I can't quite bring myself to say the word yet - not while I'm still flaking out in front of cold fans.
Hope you have a great week,
Diana x #13

Caro said...

You've made one more Christmas card than me! I feel for you doing the paperwork... hang in there, drink the coffee and you will get it done. Good luck. Thanks for hosting us all again. Have a good week. Caro x (#14)

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia,thanks for the heads up on the Stix2 tapes, I do like their products, and never had an issue with any of them. All desks need a large mug of coffee, lol. Looking forward to this crop, especially as I missed the last, and after seeing shazinOz post last week, super excited to meet her.Love and hugs, Shaz xXxX

Hazel said...

Poor you, Julia, having to put the crafting aside for other tasks that need to be done (rather than what you want to be doing). Well done on getting that first Christmas card done ... many more to come?! Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a good day - Hazel, WOYWW #15 x

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I will not mention VAT or accounts to hubby, as he was meant to be finishing getting our stuff ready for the accountants by today! We are always late, in fact this should have been done back in May. Perhaps he will stay up late tonight and get it all done, so I can drop it off when I am in town tomorrow afternoon, or perhaps it will just have to wait, creating lots of stress. He never learns! First Christmas card. None done here yet. My Christmas stash box has been put away. I have ordered some festive stuff from Create & Craft though, so next week I should have some sparkly stuff to show off. Ali x #16

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

First off Julia, I apologize for not leaving a comment last week, I always read them and today I went back to that post and must of totally spaced it off. I was late visiting most but I am hoping it was my 1st time of forgetting. Sometimes wonder how 30 partake and a less amount comment but it happens I guess. I really can say I miss nothing about doing 40 some years of tax, inventory, payroll, etc NOTHING. so glad I could retire. And at the time it was all great. Life outside of balancing month and year end is great !
But I am not ready for any Christmas Enjoy that coffee.

Kelly said...

Good morning, Miss Julia!
Very busy, though not crafty, space there. You'll soon have the business tasks out of the way and back to crafting. Congrats on your first Christmas card of the season. Christmas will be here before you know it! Creative Blessings, Kelly #18

My name is Cindy said...

That doesn't look like fun! Suppose I ought to be getting my act together as well.... think of a number.....Happy Wednesday!! Cindy

Sue said...

Hi Julia, Wish your desk was busy with crafting. rather than paperwork.


Happy WOYWW
Sue #7

Monica said...

I really should not be posting as today is not a good day. In fact July was a rotten month. Wonderful way how you work surrounded by th things you really like.
Hugs Monica #21

Dorlene Durham said...

Busy desk but not a fun one. UGH. There's always some kind of business that we have to take care of. LOL Have a wonderful week!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Hello stranger! Sorry to see your desk has the bad sort of busy! At least when you've done you haven't got much to do to get back to something crafty! Hugs, Chris 24

Twiglet said...

Good luck with the book/paper work - hope you soon get it sorted. Crafting is much more fun! xx Jo

Elizabeth said...

Ah, the dreaded VAT returns again, Julia. I was once told that I was nothing more than an unpaid collector of taxes for HMRC and that made an onerous job even more so! Can't believe you've made a Christmas card already - Shopkeeper Gal has a lot to answer for. :) Hope the coffee helped. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #26

Kim said...

I hope you got your paperwork sorted soon and can move on to much better projects! I have to say; I had to look pretty hard to see that card...not sure I believe it! Have a great week.
-K #28

Sharon Madson said...

Oh, my hubby takes care of those things! So glad because I would rather craft! Sorry you aren't crafting! But there is always tomorrow. Have a great day, Julia!

Paper Wishes said...

That Christmas card feeling is beginning to come into many a crafty ladies mind. I was wondering where I last squished all my christmas stuff it comes to us all bit like tax returns, only more fun! x Amanda

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Julia, no doubt about it, your desk is more productive than mine at present! I really do need to give some thought to Christmas cards soon, so I can take some to Canada next month and save on the postage fees! Just realised the crop will be here before I know it. I'm so looking forward to meeting you all! Have a lovely week Heather x #33

Jan Ltc said...

I don't envy you the paper work.. Have a great week xx Jan 34

Lindart said...

Oh I am so glad I don't have to do what you do! I would screw it all up! My desk wasn't touched all week as I was in Niagara Falls, but I am hoping to get to it tomorrow after work, or maybe Friday. Work does get in the way! Have a great week, Lindart #25

Shoshi said...

Oh the dreaded accounts! I am in the middle of last month's ones at the moment. At least I've started a bit earlier this month. I hate doing it and tend to procrastinate! Hope you get back to crafting again soon.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #32

StampinCarol said...

Since we pay quarterly taxes based on last year's income I don't worry about bookwork until about Feb. as we have to send it off to our CPA (son) in March. But I don't envy you at all! I require a box of Milk Dud candy and a large Dr. Pepper to get it done. Hope it all goes well!
Carol N #19

Jackie P Neal said...

Oh my Julia!
Your desk looks much to business like for me today! heehee
Mine is not available right now as I am preparing for company and have been busy all over but my studio!
Hope to be back next week!
Have a super day!
Jackie xx

Christine said...

coming in late but I'm heeeerrre!
sorry you have had such a dreary thing to do while some of us were out enjoying ourselves!!!
Never mind, you'll be back to crafting soon.....
Christine #35

Shoshi said...

Thank for your comment, Julia - I had to look up sambuca as I'd never heard of it!! Kombucha has about the same amount of alcohol as a loaf of bread. What you are after is the lactic acid produced by the fermentation process by the friendly bacteria - very health-giving. So Chef Shoshi isn't going to get drunk on her Kombucha!! Sad that you can't have parsnip soup because it's soooo delicious! How are your accounts going? I still haven't finished mine... Boring job, isn't it.

Shoshi