It's been years since I played around with Linux (going back to the first Ubuntu releases...), but my reintroduction has been great; thoroughly impressed with Lubuntu so far!
With that said, I do have one little issue I haven't been able to crack yet, so it's time to turn to the pros.
As you'll notice with the first screenshot, the status icons are appropriately gathered together over on the lower right:
When I resume from suspend though, the icons (sound and wireless) are shuffled to the left, and move progressively further on each successive resume:
If I reboot, everything returns to normal again.