Friday, February 3, 2012

The List

I know there is a book called "The List", but this isn't it.


This is really about me trying to be efficient, organized and productive.
I'm on a 5 week layoff (seasonal- happens every year, it seems), and I'll have another one (same length of time) when I've been back for 5 wks. Actually, that's the best one, since it's springtime!

I told the girls at work, I'm gonna get things done this year. (I always have high expectations, but don't ever get as much done as I'd like). I've figured out how to do it though.... Make the list. "But...", you say, "what is different this time?" I figure I ALWAYS write my appointments on the calendar. And they get attended to. SO! I'm gonna put the items on my "list" on specific days in the calendar!!  When my mom wants to come over or go to lunch, I'll have to look at my calendar and schedule things for fun around them! Brilliant, huh?
There may be certain things that I won't have to put on the calendar (doing taxes, filing for unemployment,etc), but I WILL be productive and I WILL feel as though things got done, by the time I return to work! I'm famous for starting something, getting distracted in the middle of it, then not finishing it for a while. Yes, procrastinating is a 'close' word for it, but that means I put it off and ... well, .... I DO START them (most of the time). I even told Missy at work, I was gonna even put a 'time of day' to start things (she laughed... so did JoJo). Okay, I may not quite do THAT, but if it helps, I will.

Here goes.....

So. Are you ready?? I've started the linen closet (#1). That's been bugging me the longest! Top shelf emptied out and only the things I'm gonna keep are put back on it. Now it's only half full. It also made me realize that I need new sheets! (could this get expensive? Hope not). I put most of the 'stuff from the top shelf in the bathroom--yeah, I know. That's gonna be added to the list later.
The next shelf is the medicine part, so that will take most of the afternoon, but it will feel great when it's done. Back to work (see, this is how I don't finish stuff. I get distracted by -the computer- and don't get 'fully ' back to it. But this time, I will.
OH, AND I found some things that DON"T belong in this closet. My grandson's toys! (well, the toilet seat isn't a toy...) I think this is where mom 'hides' the toys she takes away from him when he's punished. I'll have to find a box to put them in.(They still live here, for the moment).

ps.... Did you notice # 17  on the list? Writing this just checked that off!

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