This is the name my husband and I like to attach to peculiar retail establishments we pass by here and there. You know the ones - "Groceries & Bait", "Laundry * Sandwiches * Farm Equipment", "Yogurt + Dim Sum" - places that describe a selection of offerings that one might not necessarily think would work well together. But apparently the thought of picking up a carton of wriggly worms at the same time you stock up on Cheerios and butter is no big deal to a decent-sized segment of our population. Who knew?
At this exact moment, however, "Stuff & Things" applies to a pattern in my life that I can't seem to escape - a pattern of piles. I create a pile, dismantle it, and within seconds of feeling proud of having accomplished a Very Important Task - tada! - a new pile. It happens within seconds, I tell you. Once I clear off whatever random stack of bills, notes to myself, cards to mail, papers to sign, notebooks, magazines and art supplies that have been teetering on the verge of collapse I immediately set to work on creating a new pile.
So today, as I stare at my latest pile, I am asking myself, "What is all this stuff and why are all these things on my desk?"