Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Must've Been a Bureaucrat in a Former Life

Because I am all about the organization thing today. Lists upon lists upon lists. Of tasks, directions, recipes and anything else you can think of. I don't have a List of Lists yet, but I am getting there.

I usually get this way when vacation (of any length) nears. Lists and scheduling on the calendar. I am rocking that calendar.

Here's the List for After Work Today:
1. Pick up The Boy from doggie daycare.
2. Put new load of clothes in washer.
3. Make steak w/ baked potatoes for dinner. Cook extra steak for tomorrow's dinner. Cook defrosted chicken in fridge so it doesn't go bad.
4. While cooking, empty clean dishwasher.
5. Pack up extra steak for tomorrow's dinner. Pack up chicken with peppers for tomorrow's lunch.
6. Eat dinner with John Dear.
7. Clean up kitchen. Load dishwasher.
8. Work out.
9. Laundry tasks.
10. Shower.
11. Pack for vacation.
12. Walk The Boy and Evening Routine (wash face, brush teeth, blah, blah, blah).

Unfortunately and realistically, I am unlikely to accomplish everything that I've set out for myself. What I think will actually get done is colored in blue. To paraphrase, my eyes are often bigger than my ability to get things done. Oh well. Hope springs eternal.


Marie said...

I do this exact same thing. We are leaving for vacation next week and I am so crazy right now. I don't, however, highlight what I will actually do because that is depressing to me.

Jen said...

I'm working on a pretty good list right now too. Good luck with yours!

Alison said...

I'm a crazy list maker too. Hope you get to cross off more than just the blue!

Me said...

I sometimes wish I was a list maker. I'm more of a fly-by-the-seat of my pants kinda gal. So I forget stuff. Or prioritize inappropriately. So I'm a little envious of your organizational skills.

Carrie said...

ha ha - I find it hilarious that I refer to "The Boy" as my husband and you refer to "The Boy" as your dog. At least I hope it's your dog you're referring to, considering you have to pick him up from doggie daycare...