Shopping lists, to-do-lists, lists of who to call, packing lists, post-its sticking to pages, in books, on doors in my calendar, sometimes even on my phone – lists and post-its are how I organise my world, and time.
With Saturday just one sleep away and my work hours slowly counting down I am somewhat dismayed to see how my weekend list seems to be growing a little out of control. I seem to have to do more things than I think I have time for.
So now as I look at my calendar and the list I have scrawled in wonky writing and feel dismayed. With a friend who I haven’t seen since before Christmas popping in later for a long overdue catch-up, my home needing a good clean, my wood guy delivering wood tomorrow, a friend needing a lift on Sunday and a surprise cinema ticket win inviting me to a surprise film on Sunday afternoon my time is more than limited as it is.
But with my list growing and my desk overflowing I think I will just have to bite the bullet and succumb to the fact that this weekend will be busier than I’d like. But maybe, before I can start checking things of my list, I should consider tiding up my work-space and decide what can be pushed another week. And I already know the first thing not getting done is cleaning – as long as I can find my desk and my lists, that’s all I need.
Now all I need to do is to write a list of where to start and what I need to get it done!
My list of things to do is in my reporter’s notebook, next to my laptop.When I go out, I take note cards and write what I’ll do outside, what I need at the market, what time I’m seeing so-and-so and, like your’s, my list goes on and on! I wish i could be like my friends who keep there ‘to do’ list on their phones and it chirps a warning before hand as a reminder. Still old fashioned. I look to hold books and turn newspaper pages. New item on my list, buy stick ’em note booklets. Maybe I’ll try that, but the fridge door is taken up with family photos. Bathroom mirror seems like a good bet!
yes and the front door is great – you see it before you leave the house