Cluttered Sofa

19 Oct

I’m sure some of you are from the ancient era where the sofa in the living room tended to always be empty except for an additional cushion or two.  As I approach my golden age I remember the sofas of my childhood home being clear unless the newspaper had been left on the arm; when a certain demanding four-pawed visitor marched into my lounge this week a number of items had to be moved to make room for Senior Fluffball. 

As I sit here now I glance beside me at the accumulated detritus of modern living stacked high…..

  • The iPad
  • Mobile phone
  • Landline phone
  • TV remote
  • Set-top box remote
  • TV listings magazine
  • Crochet project

Sometimes these are joined by the sandwich tray and coffee mug, or my dinner plate, sometimes my book or kindle, sometimes the snack cheese and crackers or salsa and crisps.

Yes, there is a table beside the sofa but well, that has the iPad charger on it, the mug containing the other remotes (old set top box with stuff recorded on it, the old video recorder), nail file, hand sanitizer, candle lighter and pen, my tigger cup and a bottle of juice.

Yes, I do have a knitting box beside the table beside the sofa, that’s holding the other crochet project, the pencil case of crochet tools and case of hooks, the clip box of cross stitch tools, my slipper socks (when not on my feet) and my cardigan.

Maybe I just have too much stuff.


Posted by on October 19, 2017 in General, Life


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5 responses to “Cluttered Sofa

  1. Bushka

    October 19, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    The Way of Life….it seems…these days. 😉 Hugs!

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  2. menhir1

    October 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    I recognise more of your description of signs of life around me as I’ve become aged like golden wine. I think I shall have to have a little tidy; de-cluttering iPad/Pod, Kindle, books, sewing stuff, etc, is not something I would have my heart in….yet. A neat not-too-broad pile would do for now. Of course, to add to it, there will be all that transitional seasonal stuff very soon, which will make things look worse than they are!


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    • AnneMarie

      October 19, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      Precisely, modern techno living has added most to the sofa clutter. Trouble is we need things within easy reach.


  3. deacongill

    October 20, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    It sounds very organised to me – most of what you need within easy reach!

    Liked by 1 person


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