Monday, August 13, 2007

To Do

I am a list maker. I make grocery lists, to-do lists, to buy lists, to pack lists, to dream about lists, to watch, to listen to, to remember...well, if you can make a list of it, I probably do. Of course, I lose half of my lists before I finish them. : )

Listmaking is pretty much a requirement for me. Not just because my short term memory abandoned ship years ago, but also because I tend to compartmentalize my thinking--which is GREAT for staying focused. Not so great for realizing that your plans for this weekend include getting 5-6 things done in each of 10 categories. Oops. Or double booking yourself.

Every so often I will find myself getting antsy and unable to focus, so I'll make a list of what I need to do--it's not unusual for that list to be 30-50 items long. Gee, I wonder why I'm a stress ball. : )

The list up there on the left is made by the wonderful Etsyian elles, who understands exactly how the world of to-do lists seems to function. ^_^

To DoAnd here, on the right, is the to-do list I made up last Friday. Lots of things got done. Very little got checked off the list. Oops! In fact, I think I may have added more things than I checked off. Hrm...

Maybe tomorrow I will share with all of you the truth of structured procrastination. Right now, it's past my bedtime. *yawn*


  1. Hahaha, this sounds just like me. My husband makes fun of me and my lists all the time. I have them all over the house and am constantly in the process of creating yet another list. Nice to see I'm not the only one!

  2. Yay! Another list maker! : ) Pretty much everyone knows me for my lists, but without them either my head would explode or I'd never remember anything. : )


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