Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Discussion Board

I usually get the mail and when I do I open every piece (unless it is from John David's family), put all junk mail and envelopes in the recycle bin, take care of those things that are my responsibility, and lay John David's mail on his desk. He typically comes home and proceeds to push the mail I laid there aside and so he never sees it and we never talk about it (bills, financial statements, etc.) I am sure many of you can relate to this exact scenario.

Well, to solve this problem, we now have the "discussion board"! My friend Jen gave this to me this fall and I knew I could find something clever to do with it and I have!

On this board is a calendar and currently our gas bill. As items that John David needs to look at or we need to discuss arrive, I will tack them up and take a few minutes once or twice a week and discuss them!

Here is the discussion board in relation to the office, it is just inside the door and close to my desk. (Isn't it obvious we still aren't settled, John David's monitor box sitting beside my desk on top of a storage tote, blocking the door with a screwdriver on top!) Hopefully by this weekend everything will be squared away but until then, the discussion board looks great and is serving its purpose keeping us organized!


imamotivatedmom said...

Great idea! Think I may have to get one!

Kirstin said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. In answer to your question about the composting. I have a compost "pile" because I don't have an actual compost "bin" out where my garden will be. Right now I keep a bucket under the sink and as I have peelings or veggie scraps I put them in there, then dump it every day or every other day. Sometimes depending on what is in there, there can be an odor under the sink till I dump it. I don't want to walk out to the "pile" everytime I have a little scrap, so I thought if i had a container with a lid, I could toss the stuff in there, and when it gets half full, or when I feel the need, take it to the "pile" and dump it.

Dani Brook said...

We do something similar at our house! It worked especially well when Anthony was working swing shift!

Hope all is well with the house, puupy, and JD's new job!

sandwiched said...

Great idea! I have a cork board sitting in the basement that I bought a few months ago hoping to get organized, and I wasn't sure the best way to use it. This is perfect!

bugbear said...

That's a great idea! It will definitely help you both in your marriage by making it easier to "bring things up" just by posting them on the board. Then John David gets to see that you wanted to talk about, say, the gas bill, and as he walks by he takes a look at it and already starts thinking about it. I bet you will have much more productive conversations more quickly with this system.