There's mess and there's clutter and then there's something that defies description.
It's not just the dining room table that has got out of control - the mess has spread to three of the chairs (I'm sitting on the fourth, but I'm quite tidy at the moment).
Somewhere among the heaps is my to-do-list - under the neon pink high-lighter? - which has 24 items on it for this half term, and only three completed. Number 18 is "tidy the dining room table".
I think I'll just go and make a coffee. And perhaps finish my book. Or bake that cake (item 25?).
Procrastination is a great way of getting lots of other things done.