Daily Prompt- Sweeping Motions

What’s messier right now — your bedroom or you computer’s desktop (or your favorite device’s home screen)? Tell us how and why it got to that state.

Sweeping Motions

Our bedroom is not excessively messy at the moment. Two hours before I wrote this anyone looking in would have seen an unmade bed, cough lolly wrappers on Hubby’s bedside table and my dressing gown thrown onto the bed. Bed making has always been “a thing” with me though. I don’t like leaving the bed unmade and I certainly don’t like sleeping in a rumpled bed. I would be very embarrassed if anyone saw our bedroom before the bed had been made. Over the years even Hubby has learned that not making the bed before we go out is a big no no.

Our bed
Our bed

Now the room doesn’t look so bad it but I know that the interior of the wardrobe tells a different story.Yesterday I was trying to find a T-shirt to take to Melbourne this weekend. We don’t really have enough drawers for our clothes so my tops are all in the top of the wardrobe. Anyway, to get to the rarely worn short sleeved T-shirts I had to take out half of my long and three quarters sleeved ones. Then once I’d found what I wanted everything had to be stowed away neatly again.  I wish I had drawers where I could keep things separate. I don’t like having my clothes in a muddle. I love looking at the Howard’s Storage World catalogue and planning the storage space I would have if I could afford it. On the other hand I can have a wardrobe cull and feel one coming on in the near future.

My computer desktop thankfully I don’t have to share with Hubby. We’re Mars and Venus where desktop layouts are concerned.  I like to have just a few icons of programs that I use a lot and a nice photo to look at. Hubby covers his desktop with folders for everything. That doesn’t surprise me as in the real world Hubby covers every surface he encounters with stuff too. We really are the “Odd Couple” when it comes to how we like our spaces to look.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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