We need a majordomo, a Mr. French or a gal/guy friday that has the ability to pay the bills on time, keep us organized and basically keep it less noticeable that Yang and I are nothing more then a pair of Mr. MaGoo's that bobble along in life narrowly missing potentially dangerous situations and prediictments. Not to mention the faulty memories we both possess, does anyone else ever set the mail down someplace and promply forget about it for 3 months? Is this an executive function deficit maybe????
Pre stroke I was as organized as a military operations, I smoothly simultaneously ran conflicting schedules for 4 people. Now I can't seem to get the mail in the mailbox before the carrier comes at noon. I've realized all these problems because I have been working on setting up our home office. I've probably been watching the show Mission Organization too much. But I've found I can function better and appear to have it all together if everything has a place and it is put back in its place. Ask Yang, he'll tell you I've become a bit of a nag about "putting things back where they belong" I harp on that so much, I swear I am repeating what I used to tell my kids. But an overhaul is needed because our previous attempts aren't working. I no longer find any charm in the desk being hidden under a mountain of papers or the dining room table either. My new goal is minimalist and I want my countertops clear and free of clutter. Oh, I'm a Fly baby still and Fly Lady's methods are becoming more and more appealing.
I cannot convey the joy I have felt in the last week in being able to go to a certion spot and know a pen and paper are sitting there eagerly waiting for me. Or the satisfaction of finally having file cabinets and filing the important papers that are necessary in this life. The big mystery that still remains to be seen is if I'll be able to find what I filed. I have a really bad habit of putting something in a "safe place" and then immediately forgetting where the safe place is.
I finally have a desk calendar, it is helpful to know what the date and day of the week it currently is. It is way to easy for every day to run into one another and never get it together and be productive in some small way.
Yes, I'm even consenting to modifying my previous thinking of "It doesn't matter. I'm retired now, I don't need any type of schedule to follow" Anarchy happened and the goverment collapsed in our world. So we are addressing the organization problems in our home, but an assistant that isn't brain damaged would sure be nice.