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Have you ever used wordle?

My boss decided to have us do affirmations for our team for our Holiday Party this year.  (Which was yesterday.  Yes, I know it's February.  You gotta do what you gotta do.)  

We used survey monkey to enter affirmative words about each other.  We compiled all of them.  And used wordle to make fun designs.

Turns out about five people put down the word organized for me.  When my boss told me this, I said, "I fooled them!"

My family members are probably laughing at this.  Growing up when my sister and I shared a room we would draw an imaginary line down the middle.  The line wasn't really needed, my side was always a mess.  When she comes over to my place I can see her effort to ignore my disorganized place.

When I told her this story she responded:  Maybe you are organized at work, but that is not a word I would use to describe you!

Please note:  I do have a strong history when living with others (outside of my family) I can be very organized.

I'm currently on an organization kick in my place.  After making a trip to IKEA and attempting to organize with a cart and bookshelf, upon arrival home, I realized the cart was perfect.  The bookshelf was the wrong color.  Yes, I should have checked before leaving, but I also wish IKEA had the color in the correct pile...

So here's to organization!


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