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Happily Organized, Phase One

Tue Aug 1 - I'm happily exhausted after some serious effort around my house yesterday and today. I finally did the gigantic re-arrange, cleaning, and organizing I'd been meaning to do. I had some bookcases in the far corner of my room that were constantly blocked (by me, putting boxes in front of them) and a big rolling crafts bookcase in the opposite corner. So what did I do? Swap the two corners. I'm not sure if it's really any more efficient, but I took the time to =CLEAN= all the shelves on all three bookcases, which *is* more efficient. I also purged my room of all the boxes on the floor, which really means there's a stack of boxes in the living room.

The big motivations I had in mind included (a) create an actual workspace for sewing, scribal arts (that's calligraphy and fancy painting), spinning tools and fiber (you know, spinning fiber into yarn, not "spinning" on a stationary bicycle); (b) clean up all the office supplies and computer work information; (c) start tossing out the stuff I don't use and shouldn't continue storing any longer. I've managed all of (a) and (b) now, and the giant stacks in the living room will be project (c). Also, I've been just dumping some of my weekend and project items in the living room, simply because I had no place to put them away in my room. So I'm inserting something ahead of the big box clean up in the living room: (d) clean up all my bits and pieces strewn about the living room so I can start working on the boxes issue.

The other overwhelming issue is just being out of work and getting a 2-month contract as my first employment. I still have all the office stuff from my last job in boxes/piles in the living room (which I also had to move out of my bedroom to get to all those bookcases), and I'm thinking of setting up a "work office" space at home too, with much of what used to be in my office at my employer's place. I'm not sure how often I'll be job hunting or contracting, so I don't want to get too attached to office space at employers. It's all about becoming more minimalistic than I used to be. As I picked up along the way: "Clutter is Just Postponed Decisions."

On the Job Front: Still no word on what day I start work. The hiring manager wanted me to be able to start as soon as Wed. Aug. 2, which is tomorrow. According to my recruiter at the contracting company, we still have to receive some paperwork about my security access card, which gives us the go-ahead for me to actually =go= to one of the bases that issues the card, so that I can then go to my job assignment base (which cannot issue this kind of card) and meet my reporting-manager and find out where I sit, where I log on, etc.

So I keep cleaning house, working on my computer, and listening to radio podcasts. I'm almost caught up on the radio bits... I'm done from being 10-days behind to being only 7-8 days behind. *hee hee*

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Special Note: I've collated all my "Thankful For" blessings into one list.

Today's Blessing That I'm Thankful For: Kristin, my "twun" and my "college best friend" and one of my dearest friends over the years. Happy Birthday, twun!

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