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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.

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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!!

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I’m Angel, a.k.a. Rocket Surgeon, and these are my chronicles. I love writing and I believe our stories should be shared, so here you’ll find anecdotes of my life, loves, worries, fears, joys, and experiences. I blog about my mishaps and adventures as a wife, mommy, auntie, wanna-be writer, teacher, Texan, country/city/mountain girl, cereal killer and Jesus-freak. A few things you might discover about me: •Jesus is my everything; without Him I am nothing, but with him I can do all things •My family makes this world a better place for me to live in •I adore chickens, the live ones, although the cooked ones aren’t too bad either •I have 2 dogs: Grace and Ozzie. And one cat: Rocky Muffin •My dream job would be to raise chickens and write best sellers Thanks for stopping by. Kick off your shoes and stay awhile. I know your time is valuable and I honor you for spending a few moments here with me. I hope you find something to brighten your day, lighten your load, make you chuckle and remind you of the good in the world. “When you look for the bad in mankind, expecting to find it, you surely will." Pollyanna I’m always eager to meet new online friends, so leave a comment and introduce yourself.

12 thoughts on “The To Do List

  1. 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 😉

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    1. 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!

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      1. 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!

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  2. 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….:)

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  3. 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.

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