Responsibility 199, what is it?

Responsibility 199 is a belief; I believe that to be healthy and to increase my longevity I need to weigh 199 pounds or less...
Responsibility 199 is a need; I need to reduce my weight, reduce my percentage of body fat, and the elevated threat of disease my present condition presents...
Responsibility 199 is a mission; I recognize that achieving 199 will be a challenge, perhaps the hardest I have ever undertaken...
Responsibility 199 is a commitment; I acknowledge that I must commit to action, commit to change, commit to myself and those I love to achieve this mission, to increase my longevity...
Responsibility 199 is ME.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Day 383 - Happy BDay Cathy

This week my wife has a birthday; Happy Birthday Cathy!

I wont say how old she is, but it is a milestone birthday and it may rhyme with 'orty'. That is all I'll say, don't want to give too much away.

There you see the flowers I sent to her at work this week. Those flowers are impressive if I may say so myself. But not nearly as impressive as her well organized desk.

You can tell allot by looking at a persons workspace, lets take a closer gander at her's shall we...

Photo's on the wall board, photos of 3 of our 4 kids. No photo of me, hmmm.... there is a photo on her desk too, a cool one. It is of her & her workmates standing with the Stanley Cup which visited her work place a few weeks back; so jealous I am.

Behind the flowers is a poster of Matt Kenseth, her favorite Nascar driver. My fave is Greg Biffle, the two are team mates so all is good there.

The wall calendar on the right is a Chicago White Sox calendar. She is a Sox fan, I am a Cubs fan. Somehow, we make it work. There is a desk calendar too, a page-a-day calendar; it too appears to be a Sox calendar. I should know what it is as I gave it to her for Christmas (I know, I am cutting edge when it comes to gift giving).

Stapler, appears to be a Swingline 747 classic model, good choice. Shows a sense of faith & determination, no?

Ream of paper at the ready, she either prints allot or is ready for the coming paper-shortage of 2011.

Is your desk/workspace as organized?

Myself, I can say that mine desk is as organized if not even a bit more so organized than hers. Organization is not always a sure sign of success however. Some of the most successful folks I know are terribly disorganized overall. But somehow when it comes time to perform at what is important, they excel like few others. I envy that mysterious ability. Simply for me, success comes from a organized approach

And enough of the organization sermon; all together now... 

Happy Birthday!

Oh, flowers were not all I got my wife for her birthday, recall this post in March where she got her other present a bit early.

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Happy Birthday to your wife!

    I am uberorganized at work. Everything has its place and if I get laid off, it's a fairly quick pack. My Outlook Inbox is just as organized...a folder for everything and by the end of the week, the Inbox is usually empty. At home...well, that's a different story. My hubby, on the other hand, I don't know how he finds anything on his desk but he does and he can find anything you ask him for.

  2. Happy Birthday Mrs. Patrick!!

    I'm very organized, but sometimes I have a little organized-clutter going on around the house. At work, I'm very organized. I'm all about going paperless, so I have very few files and folders and paper things floating around. I keep everything immaculately and intuitively organized on the server at work. I wish I had a high-powered, speedy scanner at home; I'd go paperless at home if it was quick and easy to scan my bills and things into the computer!

    At work I live by sticky notes. I can't remember crap on my own, so I have to write everything down on sticky notes. I have about 10 sticky notes taped to my monitor and desk!

    At home I tend to save stupid paper things that have some kind of memory attached to them, like concert tickets, movie tickets, brochures, postcards. I try to scrapbook these items, but more often than not it just clutters up my house.

  3. Happy bday Cathy! You know, forty was easy for me & fit wise, things felt great! Not like now & the hormone takeover of this bod! ;-)

    I don't do too well with organization EXCEPT in the gym! :-)

  4. Happy birthday, Cathy!!! Yep... I love organization. Now my husband's desk... Yikes.

  5. Aww, those are beautiful flowers! Happy Birthday, Cathy!

    I am semi organized. I have good and bad phases, but it never gets bad enough to influence my work in a negative way, so all is well.

  6. Happy Birthday Cathy! I'm hitting that 'orty in 3 months, I've heard it's not too bad. My kids would probably pitch a fit if the quantity of photos was uneven on my desk. Nice flowers!

  7. Happy Birthday to Cathy and many happy returns. I' approaching the 'nifty' milestone myself. The flowers are lovely. I'm sure she loved them.

  8. Happy Birthday Cathy!! Never fear I'm going to be 'ifty' this year :)

  9. Thank you Patrick, for visiting my blog and for the kind comment.

    I am very picky about my desk. Maybe a little too picky.

    Those are lovely flowers. Happy birthday to your wife!