The To Do List

I try to start my day off with a list of to-do’s.   Not because I want to, I actually despise lists, but because without one, I’m pretty dad gum worthless.  We all know that one person who doesn’t have a lazy bone in their body right?  Well, that’s not me.  My body is chock full of lazy bones.  206 to be exact.  I can whittle away the hours doing nothing and be perfectly content.  It shows too.  My laundry and refrigerator are proof.

Lists are my husband’s thing.  He swears by them.  Each day, he makes a list for his day and is fully self-driven enough to accomplish more than he has written down.

I’m fully self driven enough to make a list and then sit down.

I try.

I usually fail.

But I try.

Here’s my list from about 5 days ago.


Yes, you read that right, it says “Get Dressed”.  I always do, but if I write it down, at least I can scratch one thing off.  It makes me feel as if I’ve accomplished something.   Trivial maybe, but something.

But as you can see, nothing is checked off this list.  And I did some of these things, I really did.  But I never came back to check the list to see what I did and didn’t do.  I’m still waiting to blog the rat pic, it’s coming, be aware.  And I’m still waiting to exercise.  It’s probably not coming, be aware.

As I was writing my list, my little Emma Kate wanted to write her own list too.  So she took the pen and I guided her little hand as she jotted down some of her to-do’s as well.  Now I realize to the untrained eye, it may appear to be a bit of scribble, but it’s not.  Don’t feel bad if you can’t read it.  It’s kind of like speaking pig-latin.  Either you got it, or you don’t.  I got it.  Call it mother intuition or deciphering phonetic writing of elementary children for too long or just a weird sixth sense, but that list is perfectly legible to me.

EK’s To Do List

1) Pull out all the Tupperware lids from kitchen drawer

2) Remove the dish towels and burp clothes and scatter them among the kitchen floor from kitchen drawer #2

3)  Open the cabinet drawers in the dining room and eat the Scentsy bars of wax

4)  Be sure and get the toilet brush in my mouth at least one time

5) Fake mom out where she thinks I’m actually going to nap for more than 15 minutes

6) Pull books off the bookcase

7) Take off my socks

8) Eat crumbs from my high chair seat that have been there excessively too long

9) Throw my food in the floor

10) Smear snot all over my face

11)  Prevent mom from completing her to-do list so she has someone else to blame besides her 206 lazy bones

And like her daddy, she gets it all done and then some!!


  1. mamacravings says:

    Too cute! I am a total list person. I even have a pre-set list with all of my daily have-to’s already typed so that I can just print and add to it each day….Yeah. That’s pretty anal. But it works for my crazy, anal self 😉


    1. Angel says:

      I wish I were you! If only I had an anal bone in my body, along with my lazy ones I’d be set. On second thought, maybe I don’t want an anal bone in my body. The whole idea is now getting a little weird for me. But I wish I could make a list and stick to it. Thanks for commenting!


      1. mamacravings says:

        Meh. Lists make me stressed and all productive and junk. They’re a pain at times, but they’re useful as well. I must say that my pretty list with fonts and bright colors does me make me happy though. Lol!


  2. You & your husband must drive each other crazy w/such different styles.


    1. Angel says:

      Yes, we do. He needs to learn to appreciate a good nap!!!
      Like Captain Call on Lonesome Dove, he does enough work for both of us.


  3. I’m pretty sure we should have been sisters & your sister & mine should have been sisters!! 🙂


    1. Jolea says:

      Lori…you’re gonna have to give me a little more info on this…:)


    2. Angel says:

      If you’re saying you’re like me, you should strive higher!!!


  4. Jolea says:

    I love lists. All in bright colored markers to make me feel cheery. I used to print mine on the computer too in pretty fonts but half the time my printer won’t cooperate. I get a lot more done when I actually make a list….:)


  5. Angel says:

    I get a lot done too usually. And sometimes I just ignore the list.


  6. Donna H. says:

    I couldn’t live without “lists” !! Most of the time I make copies of my list and I put them everywhere … (purse, car, by the garage door, bathroom ), cuz’ when I need it, it is never in the right place and then I get where I was going and the list is always at home on the kitchen counter :/ !!!! However, I must admit most of my issues are due to being OLD !!! and believe me, it is no joke when they say, the mind is the first thing to go” !!! It also has something to do with trying to do too many things in too short a time! Gosh … I need to go! just looked at my list and it said I have a hair appointment in a few minutes! Loved EK’s list, and I understood it perfectly! Until next time … Donna H.


    1. Angel says:

      That’s funny that you make copies and put them everywhere! Hope your hair looks great!!


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