Saturday, June 19, 2010

Lots o Lists

I feel like I'm buried in lists right now.  I have 2 to-do lists, one being a master to do list that as I think of something that needs to be done I add it to that list and then there's the daily to-do list.  I take things of the master to do list and decide what I can and what must be done from the master.  Then I have a list of projects I want to do, that list seems to grow every time I get on the internet. I have a list of projects to finish, which seems to grow faster than I cross things off of it.  I've got a grocery list, things I want list, things to do this summer list(which seems to consist of a lot of baseball), a Christmas gifts to make list and the ever growing list of pictures that need to be edited. 

I've been trying to figure out a way to make my list habit a little more controllable(guess that is a real word!) and a little less overwhelming.  I mean the point of a list is to make life a little less crazy right.  I've tried all sorts of planners, online list stuff, printable to do list sheets and even list making on my phone.  None of it works quite as good as an old fashion spiral notebook for me.  I don't know why, considering I've tried planners that are similar to the notebook.  Just something about the freedom of no dates and times I think.  So after much trial and tribulation I am finally content with my notebook and pen.  Of course it helps that there are so many cute notebooks out there now, not just plain blue and black anymore.  The only problem with this is that every time I'm in Target I check out the selection.  I will be in big trouble come back to school time. 

I started this post and got about half way through the previous paragraph and the skies went from bright and cheery to horribly scary and dark.  Decided I better shut the computer down.  In the time I was gone I crossed 6 things off my to-do list.  This made me decide that I should shut my computer down everyday for an hour.  I usually have it up most of the day to work on either editing photos or other stuff, but even then I'm often checking Twitter or email or Etsy(working on getting my shop going).  I think completely shutting the laptop helped me get a lot more done. 

Now I'm getting ready to start a little mini-book project for Audrey for her 5th birthday next week.  Oh how I've missed scrapbooking.  I've made lots of cards lately, but I don't remember the last time I worked with pictures and telling a story.  Very excited to get back at it, especially since in my time off I've decided to approach it differently.  That will be a post for another day.

I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday.  Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there.  I know of several who will be celebrating their first Father's Day this year.  Such an exciting time for them and so excited for them.

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