Home Office Time, Organizing, and Planning

Monday was special. You know how Geeky you are when you say you GOT to spend most of the day in your home office! ;-). I did run through some things on my list like finding my tube files for making graphics. I don’t really use PSP much anymore now that I have Canva. But I wanted to make sure I had them and a back up of them. I do. I did.

I deleted photos off my phone/icloud and placed them in another place on my iMac which I believe is backed up also on the cloud but they are not in my sync folder at least. This has been the most confusing thing. I have to order a back up drive or an external hard drive. I don’t even know if they are the same thing or different. But I know enough to know I need one to work with the back up that the mac already has. And something to store photos and movies on. I’ve watched just enough videos to confuse me more, lol. Then I’ll forget and have to watch them again. lol. I love my mac but wish I’d converted over when I was a lot younger. The learning curve in your late 50’s is fun, lol.

I cleaned up my office by “doing the projects” that were sitting around in it. I had a lot to do on line on researching some things, redoing my order on the system that I do. And I spent a chunk of time thinking about the decor in the bathroom. I made an accidental discovery while working in there. I had a placemat in my hands that I was going to put up in the closet that were summer Tuscany with lots of greens and blues and a touch of rust. I then realized I needed those colors in the bathroom as it would brighten things up. So tried to find a similar photo and came up with this one.

However, I certainly can’t afford the real thing, but there are varied prices of this in a canvas print. Even embellished canvas prints with dabs of paint placed on it. That would have been my preference but I wasn’t looking to spend a lot of money on this project. I wasn’t even expecting this project but once I had the idea in my head it was persistent. So found a screen copy for $14.99 and it may look horrible when it comes in, or it may have a surface that reflects light. It is thru Amazon so if it doesn’t work, I’ll return it and maybe order the more textured one. We’ll see. I ordered the cheapest one but it won’t arrive until the first of November. So, dang it. I tried looking again, but just decided to go with it.

I DO hate that in the description on Amazon it says “ships within a week” and then you go to the cart after making your final long hard decisions and it pops up – ships in November. Drives me nuts! Then you have to start all over if that doesn’t meet your needs. Oh well. We’ll see but I spent a chunk of time on that.

I know that this doesn’t mean anything to you and it doesn’t look snazzy, but I managed to organize my bathroom drawers into something more functional. Yesterday was my first day trying it out and it’s great!

These bathroom cabinets are really old I guess but they are sturdy and hefty. These are the top two drawers above.

The next drawer is my make up drawer. I had all this on the counter in another container for quick access but it drove me crazy. I cleaned out this drawer and put my cosmetics in it. Now it’s still a little messy but I mainly needed to be able to find the smaller things in the white container and then I pick out my eye shadow and that is easy to get to as I just don’t wear a lot of make up now due to the masks. It’s pointless and it just gets all over the mask. So while we wear masks people will have to look at the real me. Especially at times when the mask comes off. Sorry!

Then the next drawer down is my brush and my curling brush blow dryer thingie. And other hair styling things like my regular blow dryer and curling iron which I rarely used. And flat iron which I used once and looked like Phyliss Diller. Bless her.

Anyway, I’m happy to have the counter back to looking “guest worthy”. I already posted this pic below but I’ll post again since I’m blogging about it.

It made getting ready a little more fun yesterday. And soon — no sorry —later – I’ll be getting the new art work in there. I also ordered word art for the other side. And I have another wall also that could use some love and something different and I’ve not figured that one out yet. After these two are up, I’ll figure out what’s next.

George fixed Coconut Rice for dinner with Cold Noodle and we once again sat in the Sun room to eat it. It was a little warm in there but not bad.

Dinner was amazing. Not shown were the wonderful rice wrapped veggies and imitation crab. He used butter lettuce this time, carrots, and the imitation crab sadly was much better than the real crab last time. ha. We had left overs for lunch and that was good.

So I was pleased with our weekend and our Holiday. I got a lot cleaned and organized and a few things planned and ordered. Computer organization done. Soon will be ready to dive into the next video. We’ll see how it goes. I do need to get into my email next as it’s 1,130 now and I just need to spend a couple of hours getting that back down and making sure nothing is important there.

A lot left on the to do list though even after my successful weekend. Once it’s done I always fill it up with more! Love learning and love being creative.

Anyway, so yesterday – back at work. Payroll went just ok. I had one plant that had not done their time edits and that threw my plans off for about an hour. And another plant had some piecework issues that needed fixing which caused some delays and a few wacky things happened also and I confused myself when I found an error after I was too far in to fix it. It did not help that I had not slept but half the night, the night before. For whatever reason I couldn’t sleep between 1:30 and 4. There were some cat nap snoozes and drift offs here and there but only around 4 when it was time to get up. So that did not help me any. I DID sleep last night though. And I DID manage to rush the payroll through to get 2 days (Mon and Tues) in one. Well, I say that. I had to go in early so I left the house at 6 and got home from work at 5:30 so yeah, a day and a half worked yesterday. But payroll is done. Lots to do today but I am pretty much back on the normal weekly schedule at this point. I don’t like rushing or being rushed. Greater chances of errors and things going wrong but I also didn’t want to work on a holiday either. So there’s that.

Anyway here’s little Roger, helping me some on Monday. He loves to lay in the bed in my office IF his Daddy is not available. lol. He’s just the sweetest little old man. He loses his balance a lot when he walks and gets up from a nap but then other times he’ll tear off down the hall like he’s a puppy. He can’t hear, but much like Tugie did (our former poodle that went deaf), he understands some sign language. Especially the “come on, let’s go” signal. He runs toward you! He knows he is either going out or getting a treat!

I better get going. Was just in the mood to give a mid week update. Even though it’s not much. Nothing exciting, but it was a great long weekend!

I can’t believe it is September and already plans for the month, for Oct and Nov and some in Dec and Jan are starting to book. It will be a busy and fun few months. A lot of things up in the air.

Eye appointment coming, financial planning appointment coming, anniversary plans coming, Katy’s showers are getting booked. Plans to go see Mom taking shape.

Yeah, I better go. Do you have any fun plans forming in these COVID ladened fall months?

4 responses to “Home Office Time, Organizing, and Planning”

  1. Your bathroom looks nice. I need to clean out some drawers in mine & clear up my counter as well.
    I have spent the past 2 days clearing a couple ‘piles’ that I have accumulated over the covid months, where I had just ‘put stuff’.
    And I threw out months of magazines. That’s BIG for me. lol
    Roger is so handsome. What a dollbaby.
    I think your artwork will look nice. I hate it when Amazon does that with deliveries, but it does give you time to cancel if you find something else. Hay, time flies. November is close. Very close.
    It’s hump day. What day it is?!

  2. Gosh Sonya, I don’t know how you ever survive with so little sleep, your amazing. I’m glad you had such a wonderful few days and got a lot done. Looking forward to seeing your ..new bathroom,,I loved the fact that you’ve got your drawers tidy so you can always put your hand on just what you want now. I’m also amazed at your to do list growing by the day or so it seems..you make me feel decidedly lazy …I make my age the reply to myself when I feel guilty…other than our 4 day break on the Isle of Wight in a couple of weeks. I think I’m looking forward to it …with this COVID 19 still on the increase again I’m rather fearful of going anywhere….Anyway keep safe and drive safely home, god bless

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