Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursdays Are Happiness Reports:
August--Being Organized--Office (08/11/2011)

Part of being organized is being prepared. Today, I escorted our Darling Darby to her Jaguar Walk-About at the high school. I am pretty impressed that the entire paperwork and registration process is all digital for the first year. Because of this, all we had to do today was take her printed schedule, which included the locker number and combo, and walk what her day will be. She says she isn't a map reader so I got us good and lost a couple of times (oops!). At the end of our little round about tour, we picked up her planner, school supplies and spirit wear (all purchased online!). Easy peasy, we were out of there in 36 minutes.

I hope her venture into Fish Camp on Saturday will put her at ease a little more. The best advice I could give her was to adopt the following as her mantra: "I am NOT the only one feeling this way!" I told her to look to her left and think, "Thank you for being part of my support group, dear stranger." The truth of the matter is that they will all fall up or down those stairs when they get in a nervous hurry, they will all get lost on the first and second days, and they will all feel like they are the only ones struggling.

Now my update for the happiness project--once again, I am a better planner than doer. Our office took a few days to really get up and going. Here is a before picture (notice the piles and stacks).

It was a lot of hard work with blood, sweat, but no tears. I was like a little girl running to get Hubby Dearest to come take a look. I love it when he brags on me...even more happiness!

Now I am ready to tackle some creative projects and can work at my desk if need be. Well, first I still have to tackle our kitchen organization next week and then our closets. Creative month isn't for a little while, but I am sure that won't stop me. And Dave made an appearance! Joy!

Visit my blog each Thursday to see how My Happiness Project is going! Here's the plan by month so far:

  • August--being organized
  • September--eating healthy
  • October--having energy
  • November--being thankful
  • December--focusing on family and friends
  • January--focusing on marriage
  • February--focusing on parenting
  • March--being creative
  • April--being helpful
  • May--working smarter
  • June--being adventurous
  • July--loving Jaimee

1 comment:

  1. GIRL!!!! - you KNOW i LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Go go organizing! wahoo! love you and miss you!