Monday, November 17, 2008

Day off

Last week I realized that if I didn't take some time off between then and tax season, I'd be no good to anyone. So I looked at the calendar and, not counting Thanksgiving & Christmas, because they are work, I could take off: today.

So here I sit at the computer with a comfortable cat in my lap, thinking about what to do and what not to bother with. Today is clean the main floor of the house, go to Goodwill & Habitat stores to see if I can find cute, thoughtful, cheap gifts, cook chili & cornbread, cut my hair.

I have been driving myself crazy with thoughts of things I need to do. I think of them in the shower, driving, while cleaning. These mental to do lists float around and I can't pin them down. I write lists, but then I lose the lists. I have put post-it notes to good use at work, but can't make that work elsewhere.

I bought a sketch pad and some of those new Sharpie pens that don't bleed (black, blue, green, red). I am writing my random to do lists in this book, sort of separated, but not really. My hope is that if I write it down in a safe place (really), I'll be able to move on to actually doing one thing at a time.

I'll let you know how it works for me...


Lydia said...

How did it work for you? And what new Sharpie pens? I have the regular ones that I've been using for over a decade which go through paper. These don't? Are they fine line? Do tell! I love pens! :o)

Kathy said...

I am carrying the sketch pad around, and am doing pretty well with it. I'll have to send you the pens... along with the books, the keychain, the.. what else?

Lydia said...

USC sweatshirt to help keep me warm? LOL Your heart's in the right place and that's what matters most.