Sunday, January 22, 2012

Silver Liningness Sunday

Happy silver liningness day!  For starters, my oldest brother recently got hitched, with my neice (his daughter) officiating.

This is a second marriage, and he and his bride have actually been together for several years, but they went ahead and tied that knot a little tighter.

Since I'm a bit of a romantic sap, they get top billing this week.

Okay, enough mush... and speaking of sap, we had that tree thing this week.  In the end, I'm happy with my tree man selection.  He is a pretty nice guy, just lacking a bit in professionalism maybe.  I suppose that I'd rather err on the side of friendliness and competence in sacrifice of professionalism. 

 In other happenings, I had a renewed motivation to "get my act together", mainly in just getting organized around the house.  Maybe it's the New Year, maybe it's the Life Coach, maybe it was that sherrif pulling us over for an expired registration sticker (sheesh!).  ANYWAY, now that things have gotten back into a groove after the holidays, I knew I needed to revamp my work area a.k.a "The Giga Desk" (as opposed to "Mega Desk", because mine is exponentially better)

It used to be a hodge podge of art toys, teaching materials, tutoring notes, household paperwork, and whatever other crap got piled on.  It was "organized chaos", but I knew I needed to increase the "organized" and drastically decrease the "chaos".

Giga desk

This is the "After" photo.  You don't want to see a "Before".  I've already banished it from my brain.


  1. Bravo! In my business, we call it "5S". An excellent start. It allows you to clear the clutter and focus on business. But I have to ask, if we turn the camera 180 degrees, what's behind it?

  2. Awesome workspace! And congrats to your bro. I'm a romantic sap, too.

  3. I love that your niece officiated at her dad's wedding. What a great way to bring everyone together on such a special day.

    Congratulations on getting organized. I have some household areas that could use some help, but I just keep pretending they don't exist.

  4. I love it!!! Makes me wish I had an area like this. My "desk" is the couch, with my laptop on my lap, a bowl of ice cream to my left and a pile of blankets piled on top of me. It works, but your area seems so much more enticing. :)

  5. I think I have life coach envy. I think I envy your tree guy and your clean studio too. I have a deep suspicion that all of this requires some personal effort though, so envy is much easier than actually cleaning my desk :)

  6. Nice work station! How bad could it have been? :)

  7. Oh, I got so envious of the work area that I forgot to express congratulations for getting a new "official" sister-in-law. Best wishes to them for a long, healthy, and peaceful life together.