Friday, July 13, 2012

Notes to self

These are just a few of my lists. I am constantly writing notes. If I am talking to someone and they have something I need to do for them, I write it down as soon as I hear it. Or I will forget right away. I have little note pads all over. Lots in the car. And beside my bed. SO if I think of something I'm supposed to do during the night, I can write it down. My car is full of these lists. I clean it out all the time and there are usually 5 or 6 lists on the floor. All crossed off or checked off. Sometimes I don't get everything done that's on the list. I might add it to the next one. If I didn't make lists, I don't know how I would function.

And I don't go to town every day either. When I do, I make a list of everything I have to do in the order that it has to be done. And it all has to be listed so that all places are on my right. And going to town and then back home. I don't go willy nilly all over the place. No. I have an order to things I do. I hardly ever turn left to go anywhere. Those places that are on the left are saved for the way home so they are on the right then. Saves so much time and gas. I'm not sitting there waiting for traffic to clear or a light to change. This is probably the only time I am organized doing anything.

There have been times where I have had a note in my hand and completely forget what I was doing. Or be thinking and go right past the place I was supposed to go to. So sometimes the lists don't help. I'm sure I am not the only one who has done that, right?


Gina said...

You sound just like me, pages of lists, dis-tractability and all!

Woman Seeking Center said...

Oh without doubt you are not alone (at least not as long as I'm around)! lol I can not function without lists, hate to cross traffic, only multi-multi-MULTI trip :-) and can be confused about what I'm supposed to be accomplishing even when actually reading my own list! Thank YOU ever so much for this post ~ makes me feel far less insane! (hugs) :-)

Every so often I come across a very old list and it makes me smile. A bit like a time machine those old lists - reflecting what was happening at that point in time. Seeing the items needed, or 'things to do' or 'who to call'. I suppose old lists are (for me) akin to word photographs ~ they wouldn't mean a lot to anyone else, but transport me immediately back in life, in time, in heart.

Now I'd better stop rambling along ( and return to finishing my current list(s) lol


Kris said...

Gina, you probably really need lists as much as you do! I ordered my Freedom Rangers yesterday! I talked to Lisa. She is so nice and very helpful. I told her I was ordering from them because of you. I can hardly wait to get them, It will be 2 weeks from today. I already have feed, pine shavings, vitamins for their water and a red bulb. Just need chicks now! How are yours? Did they send a few extra just in case?

Kris said...

Hi Issy. No, you are not alone with the lists. I can't function without them. I also use little notebooks for lists and I'll find one every now and then and just look through it to see what I was doing back then. Thanks for stopping by!