Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lists, lists, lists...

Ahh, many of you who know me will giggle about this, but I am a true Capricorn-I like being in control, and having lists. Yes, Lists. They keep me organized, and help me make sure that I don't forget anything, though I usually forget to put something on the list...

Anyhow, I have realized that in order to keep track of what I need to accomplish in a day, I really need to create a couple of lists. One is a recurring list-like a checklist of tasks that happen daily, or should happen daily. This list would include sweeping/vacuuming or using the swiffer on my floors, getting the kitchen and table and counters cleared off, picking up laundry, making the bed, etc.

On another list I would place tasks that aren't every day things, like calling whatever company has screwed up my auto drafting THIS time to get it fixed (shouldn't things like that really make life easier??), calling our insurance company to get something taken care of, picking up stuff from the cleaner, getting oil changes for our cars, etc.

However, as I make my lists, I realize that there are some things that we do automatically every day-for example, I call my parents (almost) daily. I also tell my husband that I love him at least once a day, and kiss my baby boy many many times a day. But there are also some things that I don't do every day, but perhaps should. Things like counting the many blessings in my life, taking the time to think about what's important in life, and thanking my husband for being such a good provider. Maybe I should put these things on my recurring daily list.

What isn't on your list that should be?


  1. I am that way too, but I am not quite sure how that fits in with a Pisces???

    I started a gratitude journal in January and need to get back to it, but I was doing it every evening for about half the year. I would write down 5 things I was grateful for each day. Sometimes it just makes you feel good to do it.

  2. Oooh, Gina, that's a great idea.

    Right now I am grateful for the screams and squeals of glee and near hysterical laughter coming from the baby as the dog runs past his pack n play. If that doesn't brighten your day, I don't know what will.