Friday, April 21, 2006

novel idea

Oh one would think that making a list in order to get things done is not such a grand idea. People do it all the time and are good at it. I even did it quite a bit before A was born but this morning I woke up thinking that it was the best idea in the world. I placed a note pad next to her high chair and away I went writing things down. Now my question is do you only write down a few things and feel good about it when they are all done, do you only write short tasks that are easy to accomplish? What about doing dishes or laundry they seem to never get done. Does it count if you fill the dish rack once and let them dry or do you have to have the counters cleared in order to cross it off the list?

For today I am trying to keep the list short. Do a few emails, finish the dishes (all of them), wash the laundry (at least a load), straighten up the house before the mother-in-law comes over tomorrow to watch the little one. The problem with keeping the list short is that things keep popping into my head, do I add them to my list under 'to-do later' or forget about it. The problem with me is that I will forget about it and then not remember for a god many days or weeks. I guess that is what happens now that I'm a mom, or have I always been that way?

*NOTE: this was not intended to be my first post but if you were to wait for me to finish that draft it would never happen. Maybe one day...


A&P said...

Very Nice! I didn't notice your photo link the first time... good job - there's a ton of 'em!

-Local A&P

Bridgermama said...

Obviously lists are too stressful! I say scrap them and fly by the seat of your disorganized pants!

nonlineargirl said...

I love making lists (especially on the backs of used envelopes). I don't put things like dishes on them; you never get "done" with that task.

My list is currently:
-things I need at the grocery store
-things I need for re-organizing the recycling
-figure out how to use sewing machine
-frame paintings for a friend