I am a big list-maker.
I think that's why me and Santa are like this.
Because he was always "making a list, and checking it twice." My kind of guy.
I like to write down my "To Do" list, just because it feels so good when I cross things off once I've accomplished them.
Of course, I could be like my sister's friend who writes down things like get out of bed, brush teeth, shower, etc. Heck, I could have a LOT of things accomplished before 10:00 am! Okay, who am I kidding! Closer to 11:00 am!
I like to write down a "Honey-Do" list for my husband. He doesn't mind fixing things around the house; yet I have to remind him several times to do things for me. But as soon as I hand him a list? Wha-lah! Things get done. He must like the feeling of accomplishment too!
I used to keep a tablet on the kitchen counter so I could hastily scribble down things we needed to get at the grocery store. Then my husband stepped in and printed out a fancy-schmancy grocery list that has the items listed by the aisles that they are in at a particular store. This is all fine and dandy, but the list isn't complete. Then I waste time trying to figure out what aisle a particular item SHOULD be in. It's a pain in my pattootie!
NOW we've just entered the millennium by both getting smart phones.
I know, better late than never.
It has some kind of app for grocery lists. I think you just scroll down the list and then check off what you need. Then you will have your list with you at the store, assuming that you carry your phone with you at all times. Taking this one step further....my husband found out that you could SPEAK your list and the "app" would find the item on the list, then check it off.
I decided to have some fun. I said to Jim, "Let me try."
Then I got closer to his phone and said, "Stud."
We had a good laugh and watched while the phone's brain tried to figure that out.
It couldn't. Apparently there are no "studs" available at the grocery store.
Obviously they haven't seen the bagger in lane 3. KIDDING!
But I digress.......
My point is, I am good at making lists to get things done.
What I DON'T do is write a list of where I've put things.
For instance, when I dragged out my Christmas decorations, I packed away my regular items, like pictures (in frames). Now, one would think that when I put the decorations away, that said items would turn up in those boxes.
I can NOT find several family photos that I had displayed on my bookcase and hutch.
They have GOT to be somewhere in the garage.
I am also missing two boxes of Hershey's chocolate. I bought these to keep in the house in case someone stopped by unexpectedly with a gift; I'd have a little something to give them back. I put these in a safe place so that my husband wouldn't find them and eat them.
Do you think I know where that place is now?
It's not like I live in this big mansion, either. It may be 900 feet on a good day.
So somewhere I have an elf eating chocolate and gazing at my family photos!
I recommend you writing a To Do List every morning (or even the night before), and don't be afraid to make a long list. You'll be surprised at what you can accomplish! And then, at the end, this will be the only thing on your list: