Spring Cleaning

I’ve reorganized my cubicle (slightly, but enough to throw me off balance temporarily), I wiped down all the surfaces in my cube, and I even cleaned up a ton of bookmarks in Firefox. I got around to setting up a bunch of “linkfest” posts (divided up into smaller, easier-to-consumer chunks since the last time I had a big post it wasn’t helpful in the end) that will be posted over the next couple of days.

Apparently, it’s spring cleaning time in the office. Now if only I made myself get around to dealing with the stack of papers that’s “filed” (and by filed, I mean generally in the area where the files are, but not in anything more than a large pile) in our office area at home. I need to get that done some time in the next few weeks, since it will need to be taken care of before putting the house on the market.

I can’t believe now near we are to June, our proposed time for putting the house up for sale. We’ve made some definite progress, and have been working what seems like “all the time,” but there are still plenty of things to do still and not that much time. Hopefully we won’t just blow by the June deadline, since lots of people think that August is a good time to buy a house and I’d like to capitalize on that.

In case you were interested in what got for his birthday on Tuesday, here’s what I gave him:

Favorite Words – Pickle
Man food
Conveniently, I got a new book for myself at the same time, one I’d checked out of the library and liked enough to want to own.

The sewing machine place called yesterday and got ahold of them today. Singer (not the place that it’s at for repairs, though it’s at an authorized repair center, but the manufacturer of said machine) wanted to know if I still had the box it came in, because it has to be sent to them for repair (as in, they can’t fix it here in the repair center). So I will be without my machine for several more weeks. Thankfully, to the best of my knowledge, everything is covered under the 90-day warranty and I won’t have to pay for anything. I shouldn’t, since it came to me refurbished directly by Singer and didn’t work from the start. I guess this means that I will have a lot of projects cut out and ready to sew by the time it is returned.

I need a haircut, but I also need my hair dyed first. I haven’t scheduled a time to do either yet.

Lastly, if you try the new Starbucks summer drink (Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccino), you should know that its proper name is actually Death-By-Chocolate (with a hint of mint). It’s a mocha frappuccino with chunks of chocolate cookie in it and a hint of mint (just the way I like it, not too much), and then topped with chocolate whipped topping and chocolate sauce.  Yeah.  But it’s good.  Way too many calories (haven’t looked it up, I’m just guessing) for any sort of regular enjoyment, but a nice treat for a particularly stressful day.  I think it has extra caffeine in it, because I’m feelin’ it a bit strongly.

3 Replies to “Spring Cleaning”

  1. I should blow the dust off of my desk one of these days. I’m still trying to figure out how it gets so dirty since I am never actually AT it. I think my co-workers must eat snacks there while I’m attending meetings. LOL

  2. Oh and I forgot to say I saw the minty chocolate death by starbucks drink sign the other day AFTER I purchased a drink. I was wondering if it was good. Thanks for the confirmation. 🙂

  3. KathyHowe –

    Isn’t it amazing how dirty desks and offices get? Used or unused, it’s all pretty gross. I used to have the unfortunate task of cleaning my boss’s work area when he wasn’t around (had to do it covertly, of course, but it was nasty gross and it really needed it). Blech.

    Enjoy the Starbucks drink if you get a chance! I’m bummed because they canceled my favorite drink, the Honey Latte. Apparently I’m the only one who likes it. But my Starbucks seems to think they have enough back-supply to last through the summer, so that’s good.

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