My mother has always worked off of a list. Lots and lots of lists. These were for everyday things such as what needed to be done with chores, to grocery lists. There have always been lists in my life, so, tell me; why have I gone the way of NO lists? I haven't really had lists for anything in a long while. This would include packing for trips. So far there has only been one time where this did not bode well for me and I neglected to pack some skivvies. The funny thing is that the ones I bought on the fly turned out to be so comfy I switched to those on a permanent basis. I digress. Lists...
Do you do lists?
Here is my list as of late:
Done - Well, sort of. I found out delivery of cards would be so expensive that I decided I would just do New Year’s Cards instead.
**project for Christmas
Done - I would like to do ONE more, however, I have found that among other things I am procrastinating on taking pictures as well! Bad mom!
Cups for Pam
Done – this was a paid job, so really should have been done over the weekend and was PLANNED for the weekend, however working 4 hours on Sunday sort of negated me getting that one done (likely excuse cause I could have done it Saturday – ya know what I mean?)
Ornaments for Denise
Done – see lame excuse for the above
Tell someone my Christmas list includes a rain gauge
Done - Kid have been informed I need a new one as mine bit it when we froze over Thanksgiving and I wasn’t here to empty the thing prior. Whoops!
Check pool when home to check water level
Sort of Done, sort of ongoing – this is now morphed into call the Hayward Company to check all my settings on the blasted thing.
Purchase Concrete fix from Lowes
Wax (yeah, we’ll not discuss this as my legs look like a yeti)
Paint Liz's room
Paint Butches project
This was all that was on there… however, there is another list in the bedroom on the wall that helped me work on projects over the summer… there are a few outstanding ones on it as well. See, I DID have a list now that I job my poor atrophied brain. The things on it remain as:
Paint Cheese Domes
Well, not the domes, the bases, you get the drift
Paint the coat rack
This should have been done already as it is for WINTER as we’re fully in winter and it’s to be used out by the hot tub
I’m thinking here was something else on that list; however, it’s not fresh on my pea brain, so I do know of those things at a minimum.
And if we’re completely honest I should also put on there to purchase a bed for Liz’s room to be used as a secondary guest bedroom – however, that is on the very bottom of the list at this point because I still have to paint the room and the desk and …. Oh crap… one more thing on the list, or rather a whole series of things to add to the list. Taking stuff to the consignment; I need to take the following to consignment:
The old dining room table
The old display case from the breakfast area
The pink toddler bed I found on the side of the road (or maybe it needs to go right back out on the side of the road?)
Shoot, I could make my life so much better by just taking those three things to the Goodwill but with all the bad press on all of the donation places being crooks; it’s hard to justify doing that.
So in the end, my initial list got shorter, but the ongoing long term list is getting longer, and longer and longer:
· Call the Hayward Company to check all my settings on system
· Purchase Concrete fix from Lowes
· Wax (yeah, we’ll not discuss this as my legs look like a yeti)
· Paint Liz's room
· Paint Desk
· Paint Dresser
· Paint Butches project
· Paint Cheese Domes
· Paint the coat rack
· Take the following to consignment in January:
o The old dining room table
o The old display case from the breakfast area
o The pink toddler bed
· Sand “new” dining table and refinish (see, I snuck just ONE more thing in there… just one more)