Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Excited to face my desk in the morning!

After much whining over the past few weeks (uhhhh months, no wait, years) about my messy desk, I had some help tonight!

The IT guy wrote me an e-mail last night telling me that I'd have to do some rearranging of my computer and desk in order for the new SMARTboard I'm getting to be hooked up correctly. Well, this would be a great reason for me to actually clear off the piles and get things looking nice again. You've all seen the worst from last year AND the best from this year. With a LOT of help from my good friend, Elizabeth ... it looks better than it's looked so far this year! She currently has a SMARTboard and is great with technology, so she knew exactly where all the cords needed to be and would be in the future when things got set up.

I stayed until 6:30 to get things organized and cleaned (yucky dust). I still have two giant stacks of papers on the floor that need to be filed, but things are definitely looking better. My desk might even be cleaner than Jill's desk right now. I know it won't last long, but at least I'm not dreading going to sit at my desk tomorrow.

Here is my beautiful new corner! We basically swapped my large desk and my tiny computer desk. The space now looks so much bigger! You can see that I still have a cord issue with one draping across the "walking" space to my corner, but I think that can be fixed.

Yep, you can see the piles to be filed there on the floor. That might be my least favorite "chore" at school. It takes hours! AND YES, I do know that if I just put the papers away once I was done with them it wouldn't take hours ... but I'm not wired that way!

Look! My desktop! It's been missing since the first week of school. The way my desk is now facing, I don't think I can have a bunch of stuff on this end of it, because it will fall off the back and onto the floor. That is a good thing. If you look closely, you can see my CuteOverload page-a-day calendar on my desk. It is one of my favorite Christmas presents and puts a smile on my face every day when I turn the page!

Had to share the exciting (maybe only to me) news! Hope everyone is doing well and staying warm. It's strange not to post every day, and I can't figure out how I did it every day! Just one picture a day is turning out to be a pretty good deal for me!

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Anonymous said...

Our filing (or not) systems have a lot in common. I have similar piles on my floor, but at least I can see my desk for now. Actually, it's probably time for another pile. Your desk looks great!


Anonymous said...

Is it just me? The comment process has changed on a couple of blogs I read regularly, and today, your photos didn't show up. Either you are rusty or the changes have affected your routine too. What is this choose a profile stuff?

chitknit said...

Looks awesome. When can I book you and Elizabeth to come over to my classroom for an Extreme Classroom Makeover?

distaff said...

Now it's working. Thanks for the tweaks!