November 07, 2006

I suck

I just spent the last 2+ hours cleaning my office. In the 13 months I've been here, I hadn't ever set up my filing cabinet, and the piles kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger. And, as I have been assigned more projects, it was getting a lot harder to keep things separate.

Yeah, I know. more than a year, but I'm one of those people who has a photographic memory for messes. I know right where everything is and when i put it there, so there was a lot of inertia on this one.

What decided me to do it today, you ask? Well, I decided that I needed to keep all of the paperwork for each of my students together in one file folder, and that just started the avalanche.

But it looks a heck of a lot better in here. And I discovered that my linoleum is wearing out where my chair rolls over it all the time. Time for an office mat. But that will have to wait until next week when my business manager gets back from a conference so I can order it....

And before you ask, no, I haven't voted yet. DH and I usually go together so that we can confuse them with two different last names :-) Also, our polling place is at a high school, so it's just not a good idea to attempt to vote before 9AM or between 2 and 4PM. We'll vote around 5 or 5:30 and then go out to eat, as we usually do.

Posted by caltechgirl at November 7, 2006 12:03 PM | TrackBack

Isn't that the way cleanups always start, you want to do that one thing... and it turns into a marathon. Congrats on getting it done though. Now you can start over. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at November 7, 2006 05:46 PM

Okay, so you're working through the piles. But it is kinda fun on some level, isn't it?

Posted by: Dana at November 7, 2006 07:06 PM

Can you come over here & get the momentum going in my home office?

I can't believe you've been there for over a year -- it seems like you just started!

Posted by: Marie at November 8, 2006 12:53 PM