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Business as Usual

This week is my first week back in the office after a lengthy period off for Achilles tendon surgery and recovery.  I'm still  wearing a walking boot, but ironically am not allowed to walk on my leg yet.  I'm still crutching around and fumbling along, but now I get to add some stretching exercises into the mix to try to stretch out my sewn-up tendon and get it back to snuff.

The office is the same as usual, and everyone's been very friendly and helpful while I'm getting back into the swing of things.  I have a desk full of papers to sort and either file or take action on.  I have an inbox full of emails to catch up on the same way.  I have a to-do list a mile long, but I'm feeling pretty good about the progress I'm making through all three, getting back on top of things and up to speed on the latest developments on my projects.

Yesterday, I decided to take a break after lunch and found some business card origami ideas.  You see, I've got a box full of old business cards from my old job, and being a hoarder of useless crap, I held on to them when I moved down to North Carolina a few years back.  Over the years they've sat in a desk drawer, gathering dust until yesterday, when I discovered all the fun things you can do with business cards you don't care about anymore!

First, I made a business card cube, just to try my hand at basic origami.  Then I followed it up with the business card box, and filled it with some business cards that I'm keeping by my phone to use as scratch-paper during phone calls.  It took a little bit of time, but I'd label it about a 1.5/5 on a difficulty scale.

 

I might follow up with a couple other origami crafts today at lunch.  I especially like the idea of some of the 3D shapes (tetrahedrons, octahedrons, etc) even though they look to be a little bit above my skill level at the moment.  But I've got a lot of cards to go through and practice with to get them right!

 

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Papercraft CD Case

An oldie-but-goodie, here's an easy way to make your own paper CD case for that loose CD you've got sitting around.  I've used this a number of times when I've been at the office and just needed something quick-and-simple to keep a disc separated from the random crap that seems to float across my desk.  Might also be fun for gifts, as you can decorate 'em any way you want after you fold them…

 

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