Every night before I go to bed I get out a pen and scrap piece of paper and write a "to-do" list for things I need/want to accomplish the following day. Sometimes all the things I need to get done get overwhelming for me to think about unless I actually write them down and check them off as they get done. I know this isn't a new idea, but it sure does help me to stay on task and I feel very accomplished once the list is done. I'll be crossing this list off as I go today!
Here's today's "To-Do" list:
Get up, showered, dressed (yes, I write the simple things down...It give me something to check off! ;) Eat breakfast Brush teeth Make sure kids are fed and off to school (David and Jacob) Set out bread starter (for a weekly bread that I'm making now thanks to my cousin, Michelle!) Take Emalee to school Prepare food and start crock pot for dinner (realized that we're eating at church tonight so I don't have to do this! One step ahead for tomorrow!) Start load of laundry Bible Study/Time with God Blogging Give table a second and third coat of paint (I started this last night) Go to doctor appointment (Hubby is picking Emalee up from preschool, feeding her lunch and putting her down for a nap) Run to the store on the way home and pick up some flour for my bread and cookies. Put laundry in dryer and fold when done Make cookies for our church Block party (cake walk) Apply antique glaze onto painted table Eat lunch Write card to a friend (If I don't write things like this down they never get done) Blogging Pick Jacob up from Choir practice Eat dinner(at church tonight) Get everyone ready for the church Block Party and GO! (costumes on) Trick or Treat around the neighborhood after our Block Party All kids bathed and in bed (really, the older 2 take care of themselves...they just have to be reminded. Yes, they have to be reminded to take a shower! LOL! After all...they're teenage boys! LOL! Mix bread dough and let rise over night Write down menu plan for the rest of the week and tomorrow's "To-Do" list Clean up house to get ready for tomorrow's company!
So there you have it! The day in they life of me! Do you write lists like this too? The older I get I'm becoming more dependent on them!