Monday, November 12, 2018

Day 8

It's pretty incredible how much time it can take to reorganize once you let things get out of hand. With respect to most aspects of my life, I'm doing a great job and keeping it together, but I fall short when it comes to keeping a neat home and desk. Tonight, Richard and I spent some time straightening up the front of our house (we'll work on the back tomorrow), and I couldn't believe how much stuff I had allowed to pile up on my desk. I stay on top of paying our bills, but any mail we received in the past few months that needed to be filed ended up in a pile. We also had invoices/receipts for important things like vehicle repairs and maintenance, and it went into the piles. Then, I added stray pieces of statistics homework, stacks of articles to read for classes and/or papers, and random books, and I'm surprised there wasn't an avalanche of desk nonsense at our house. Scooter never went near any of it, but she sure wanted to eat that sponge a few weeks ago. (Speaking of, our dog ate most of a sponge...maybe I don't have other parts of my life as together as I thought.) Tonight, I recycled a bunch of stuff, sorted the papers I needed to keep, and put the articles from my classes in page protectors. Then, I filed all of the articles in chronological order for each class, and my binder looks remarkable. I'm proud of myself and how this won't happen again anytime soon. I'm close enough to the end of the semester that I should be able to keep it organized unless final exam preparations make me crazy. For now, there's a place for everything, and everything is in its place, and I like it.

Speaking of Scooter, I took too long packing the trunk today (purse, laptop/school bag, workout clothes, and a sweater), so Scooter thought she was supposed to ride in the trunk instead of the back seat. She hopped out of the back seat and leapt into the trunk. Here she is telling me to move it because she's ready to go to Camp Bow Wow. (Actually, I think she was yawning, but I like this version better.)

Something that made today great: submitting my critical issue paper and finishing my presentation.
Time I woke up: 7:30 am

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