Friday, October 17, 2014

I Love My Lists!

By now you might have figured out that I am a huge fan of making lists.  It's kind of like a hobby for me.  Lists on pretty paper make me even happier.  I was so excited when I got my Kindle and I could get an app that looked like a piece of paper and then I could have notes on there, too.  Of course I have Evernote on my computer and my Kindle, but sadly have not gotten into the habit of using it.  I have sticky notes on my computer desktop in multiple colors :)

I have been a list maker since college when things began to overwhelm me in life.  It was at that time my mom, in one of those desperate phone calls home, insisted that I start making lists.  I've been hooked ever since.

I also find that as I get older, my brain doesn't like to retain as much as it used to.  In the morning, I will have a plan of all the things I need to accomplish that afternoon after we are done with school.  I really need to start writing them down then, because by the time I've schooled two children, answered questions from two more and dealt with whatever else may have come my way, I have forgotten what it was I needed to do.  After lunch I find my mind a blank canvas.  Ms 15 yo, who is a daily witness to this, just shakes her head and laughs.  

Other than that, I love to make lists!  I make them when we have a party, as you saw yesterday.  I have a grocery list on the fridge so that we can jot down what we need as the week goes on.  I also make lists when we have a particularly busy week so that nothing gets forgotten.  I have an ongoing list on my computer of projects that need to get done.  On my Kindle, I keep a list of things I need from Sam's Club and our food co-op.

Lists are good and helpful if 1. you actually make them and 2. you look at them and utilize them once you have made them.  They are a cheap and easy way to stay at the top of your game.

Are you a list maker?

God Bless!
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