Friday, June 18, 2010

Are You a List Maker?

I have decided that there are two types of people in this world:  List Makers and Non-List Makers. 

I am a List Maker.

It's why I like calendars so much, because if you think about it... a calendar is just one long, on-going to-do list.

Today Brooke and I had lunch with a very old friend {and by "very old" I mean that we have known her for years, not that she is very old}, and we were all laughing at the fact that we will write things on our to-do lists that we have already done, just for the thrill of checking them off.

Anyone else do that?

No one?

We're the only List Freaks?

Well, here's my problem.  
Lately my life is so hectic that I feel like I need to make a list of all the lists I need to make, but I don't even have time to do that.  

I have definitely come to grips with the fact that I cannot check off my entire list each day.  Nathan has been amazingly supportive in realizing that certain things are going to have to take a backseat to running my business and preparing for this adoption.  

Like folding laundry.  And making dinner.  

Last night as I loaded my dishwasher in preparation for my cleaning lady to come today, I noticed that I haven't run my dishwasher in over a week.  That's how long it has been since we made dishes.

Today I am going to attempt to make a realistic list.  
Here goes:

Schedule appointments at Live Scan
Write my autobiography
 Finish the scrapbook I am working on for a client {I know, I said I don't scrapbook and here I am... scrapbooking.  But it doesn't count when you are being paid for it.}
Go to the End of the Year Carnival {That's right... in California we are still in school.}
Begin to write blog postings for the Adoption Raffle Sponsors
Contact three people to write a Letter of Reference
Get Father's Day gifts
Watch last night's episode of Bethenny's Getting Married? {Priorities people!}
Write today's blog post


  1. From a fellow pathetic-list-maker (thanks Don White for that gene!), for the absolute best story of list-making at its finest, read "The List" in the children's classic, Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel. And, yes, I've been guilty of writing something done that I've already done just to cross it off...though it has been a long time since I've had time for even that!

  2. Love making lists, especially crossing off the stuff I've already done. I also love the new show, she's so funny.

  3. I'm definitely a list maker, too! Love that Bethany's new show is on your to do's!

  4. Don't you feel kind of guilty accepting a donation when you pay to have a cleaning lady come to your house? I know you don't pay her $2,000 but I mean, cutting back a little would help. I know I wouldn't participate in your raffle week knowing you have the extra money to hire a cleaning lady. OR... maybe just don't mention it in your blog. I know you're not flaunting it... but really, did that detail need to be inserted?

  5. I love making lists. I can't seem to stop myself from making them :)

  6. heyas. just stopping by to check out your blog. i saw the name and i was like OOO PAPER!! i love paper. i'm not a scrapbooker, but i have all kinds of paper. mostly hello kitty notebooks and such but... PAPER! hehe.

  7. I am very happy to see that I am not the only weirdo that writes things down after the have been completed. I mean it evens out my list. When you have like 5 things on there that you know you aren't going to get to...add the little things you have already done and you'll feel much more accomplished! Who cares if you are lying to yourself?!?