It’s Monday Morning and I’m Ready to Work

One of my rituals on office days is to clean the office before starting work.  I can’t decide if cleaning is a stalling tactic or productivity tweak.

Clutter is a huge productivity killer for me.  My brain can’t start solving problems or being creative in clutter.

Everything in it’s place and a place for everything.

I keep a bottle of Windex and paper towels in the office to clean the desktop, computer monitor and everything else on my desk.  A damp paper towel picks up dust and has yet to scratch my computer monitor.

A quick run of the vacuüm across the floor keeps Theo’s furballs at bay for at least the morning.

The fish tank looked a little cloudy so I siphoned out some water, cleaned the glass and topped off the tank.

My children won Shimmer and Zoomer at a carnival 4 years ago.  I often glance over at their tank and see them staring at me trying to convince me to feed them more.

Shimmer and Zoomer Goldfish
Shimmer is the fish on the left. He’s named Shimmer because of his shiny scales. Zoomer on the right darts off when she or he feels threatened.

The last touch is to light a Candle.  A candle sets the tone for the day by relaxing me.  I save the candle for when I’ll be in the office most of the day.

Yankee Candle Home Sweet Home

I also cleaned, fed and watered Minnie.  Here’s a video of Minnie, named after Minnie Mouse because of her black ears, if you’re interested.

Time to get to work.

Dog Days of Summer

That’s Theo our Great Pyrenees mix enjoying shade in the back of my truck on a hot summer’s day.

I thought  Theo was a Great Pyrenees.  However, he’s almost two and not ‘fluffing out’ like a Great Pyrenees.  I think he’s a Great Pyrenees with some Golden Retriever mixed in.

Theo is an incredibly intelligent, patient and loving 90 lb boy.  He wants nothing more than to be where I am.

Last week I dropped the kids off at camp with Theo riding shotgun.  When we returned Theo didn’t want to get out of the truck.

He knew I’d be heading out soon enough or perhaps he simply enjoys the cozy spot in the back of the truck.  Whatever the reason, Theo wasn’t coming out.

Theo sitting in the back of the Dodge