Industrious by Nature

21 11 2010

I read a poem when I was little about my name:

Industrious by nature;
rests when done.
Gives others credit;
the flattering one.

Power of suggestion? Who knows. But I definitely was industrious this weekend!  While my poor little garden was getting beat to smithereens by the storm the last few days, (right), I made a enough stuffed shells to feed us until Thanksgiving, and tackled a huge list of home projects:

  • clean out and reorganize all the kitchen cabinets and furniture
  • make a curtain to cover the cabinet missing a door (it came with a door but the door was 2 inches narrower than the cabinet opening – duh)
  • clean out and reorganize the hall closet
  • finish my major reorganization of the 2nd bedroom which included: a sewing stash purge, complete overhaul of the closet, and moving the tool chest items from the hall closet to the bedroom closet

And one of the more satisfying of the projects – taking every item out of the refrigerator and pantry and putting them back:

Sigh. I love organizing.


Organization rocks

24 08 2010

I have a way that I like my desk to be set up for maximum productivity – organized piles of things that need to be addressed, lists and sub-lists, file folders for frequently needed items, general reference on my bulletin board, etc.  I recently had to add a printer to the mix and it displaced a set of file folders that, when moved over, blocked my view of my Chart of Accounts, making bill reconciliation more difficult than it needed to be.  And then IT set me up with a laptop to replace my desktop and it usurped another 1.5 sq feet of previously usable desk space.  So today I reorganized my space.

Just imagine how much more productive I am going to be! I am almost giddy.