Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Thursday Thirteen: Edition 5

Thirteen Things I Found While Cleaning My Desk at Work Today

1. Encouraging Post-it note from a coworker. (Thanks, Jeri!)
2. Overtime approval form from the end of October.
3. Two Christmas cards from coworkers. Both had been opened and read.
4. A potential article with the topic of “rejection.” The note from my boss was to “reject” it. Ironic.
5. Two e-mails from Oct. 8. (This shows how long it’s been since I’ve given my desk a really thorough cleaning. I had taken care of the query contained in the e-mails.)
6. My long-lost staple remover. (How I’d missed it!)
7. An envelope that had been returned to sender (me). A note inside said the recipient hadn’t worked for the company since 1985. (It’s been awhile since I’ve cleaned my desk, but it hasn’t been THAT long.)
8. A note pad that’s been buried since just before Christmas.
9. Multiple copies of various items I refer to often. Apparently, I needed to refer to one of them, couldn’t find it, and printed a new one.
10. Labels that were to be put on boxes when our office moved – in September.
11. A million now-unnecessary Post-it notes.
12. My calculator.
13. The surface of my desk. It’s walnut-colored. I hadn’t remembered.

Sadly, I have multiple surfaces still to clean off. Today’s effort was the area where my keyboard, monitor, etc., live.
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Nicholas said...

I think that Post It notes multiply behind our backs when we're not looking!

Pretty Life Online said...

Happy TT! mine's up...

Chelle Y. said...

It's always nice to get organized, huh?

Open Grove Claudia said...

Hurray for a clean desk! Boy I bet that's like a breath of fresh air. What brought on the change? It's so much work....

Happy TT!

On a Limb with Claudia

SJ Reidhead said...

Who opened the cards?

No money?

The Pink Flamingo

The one with the disorganized but 'cleaned off' work area.

MondaythroughSunday said...

Nothing like a clean, organized desk!

Sandy Carlson said...

Your No. 5 reminds me I owe a friend a letter! Yeesh and egads. Where does time go?

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I have a mess here too. I just never seem to clean up. Have a great TT. :)

Journeywoman said...

I feel so great that someone's desk is a little messier than mine...well, not now. Happy TT!

Natalie said...

That sounds like my desk when I was cleaning it up because I quit (I quit because my husband got another job in another state and I was going to be able to be a stay at home messy desk had nothing to do with it). LOL!

The Mama Bear said...

Always nice to know what color your desk is...This sounds like my desk at work when I was working. We had to keep the top clear each day, so I had a drawer to shove everything in.
~ The Mama Bear
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LceeL said...

I just took a look at my desk -- among other things, there are three boxes of disks and manuals for operating systems from computers we sold more than three years ago. I am such a pack rat. I am going to clean my desk - but it is going to take more than a day. Way more.

-atomik kitten said...

I clean my desk about once every two weeks...but by the end of the day I clean it - you can't tell.

I am up at

storyteller said...

I'm impressed you found only 13 things for I fear my list would be over a hundred (and I'm still working on my 101 Things about Me for my 101st post and don't need THAT!!) LOL
Fun idea for a T-13.
Hugs and blessings,

Maxie said...

I love cleaning out my desk because I find ridiculous stuff that i've been looking for.

And... i have NO clue what color my desk is.

Joyismygoal said...

I like #4 you have a fun way w/ words:>