Monday, June 12, 2006

2 large black bags later

I'm tidying the den when it hits me: there are entirely too many unplayed with toys in here. So I grab a black bag and get to work. Broken toys are trash. Toys outgrown and shabby-looking are trash. Toys missing parts are trash. Toys received free as part of a promotion are trash. Toys that have other places in other rooms are returned to said places.

When I'm done, the den looks much less like a dump. In fact, it looks downright

Marked by meticulous order and neatness; tidy.
[Short for obsolete shipshapen, arranged as a ship should be : SHIP + shapen, past participle of SHAPE.]
"shipshape." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 12 Jun. 2006.