Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I think I can, I think I can

Yesterday was my first day at my new job. (Let me preface this with a quick recap- I've taught middle school for the last 5 years. I was on the edge of my sanity and applied for an Instructional Technology Specialist position within my district. I got the job.) I'm willing to be it will not be going down as one of my top 5. I showed up on my campus at 8:00 A.M. ready to dive in. I was the only person on campus except for the wonderful custodian who let me in. She showed me to my office/book storage room and then disappeared. Here's the fun part. They were waxing all the hallways yesterday, so I was trapped in my book room closet until they gave the ok to walk. I had no keys, no log in info, no lysol wipes to clean my office. My big accomplishment for the day was to take down the blue cotton curtains covered in smiley flower stickers and replace them with some grey twin sheets. (They make some fabulous no-sew curtains!)
And that's when my momentum came to a grinding halt. I ran out of energy. And tape for my label maker. And ideas. I'm used to throwing together bulletin boards and making cute binders, but not organizing an office inside of a closet. All of the text books are stored in here, so I'm limited to my desk and a table.

I'm open to any suggestions form the blog-o-sphere. How do you suggest I tackle this monstrosity of a mess?

I decompressed by working on a project for a very sweet little boy who will be joining my brother and sister in law in October, my nephew Jackson. I can't wait to post the whole project, but since I want his mom and dad to be surprised, all I can show is this little teaser.


Keisha said...

You can do it!!! I have faith in you :-)

Oh & I will vouch for how cute your gift for Jackson is!!

John Deere Mom said...

Aye, aye, aye. I don't know if I could handle the storage room! Good luck!!