Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Time...

I don't make New Year's resolutions...not really...
I actually have a "To Do" list instead....:)
I can't help it, I'm a list person...
Little things, big things, my things, my husband and kids' things...all go on my list....because if I am not actively involved in the doing, I am actively involved in the reminding....lol
(commonly known as nagging...)
I remake this list through the year as necessary...sometimes it is just running through my head...but most of the time it gets written down...sometimes I find old lists and think "hey...I forgot about that...or hey, that really still needs to get done"... then I re-shuffle, re-prioritize and giddy up...I'm off again....:)

Here are some bits of my current list for 2007

Remind daughter about doc's appt and to ask for allergy script...
Hubby's doctor appt....keep it
Refinance questions...should we?...shouldn't we? when, how much cost, and with whom?
Household stuff...
gutters,
trees,
chimney repair
garage door
Cabin vacation with the fam....find huge cabin or several smaller ones for rental cause about 18 of us are interested in going....
get in shape for the 10 mile round-trip hike during said cabin vacation
Foot doc, physical theraphy and new shoes for moi
furniture shop

See what I mean...there is more but you get the gist...

Almost all require research, budgeting and lots of work to make them happen...translate that to TIME....
and of course I have the personal stuff...like time with the Lord and time with my hubby and time with my Jada...etc. etc.

right now that commodity, time, is in pretty short supply but hoping that will calm down as the year progresses....
Anyone have a time machine I can borrow??

15 comments:

everydayRANDOM said...

A time machine would be 2 easy...

I am also not a resolution person and not much of a goal person. I have a calendar telling me if I absolutely have to B somewhere. So far, I don't have anything special on my to-do list. Not working and having a DH that does alot, gives me much time to think in generalities which gives me time to set up scenarios that may come up...Hope you get everything done on your list and hope there are some good surprises too...

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be great if we "got paid" for "making" time? Happy New Year .. your list is quite varied :)
Mrs. Mac

Kentucky Gal said...

I'm just like you with the lists, only mine are written in cubby holes of a large calendar...lol!
I do have a list of things we need to get...eventually!!
:-D

Barb said...

I get the gist of your list. I'm a list person, too, especially when it's a list of things someone else needs to do. LOL Rob cringes when he sees the "Honey Do" list go up on the fridge.

I'm also a magnetic notepad person. At any given time, there are half a dozen of them on the side of the fridge.

Yep, one of my new year's resolutions is to continue making lists of resolutions!

Pat said...

Ahh those lists! I've got post it notes with lists and calenders with lists and lists with lists!
I hear you sister! I even e-mail myself from work to home with lists!

Becky said...

good luck w/the time machine!if you find one, let me know!

T Texas Red said...

are my guys and their girls on the "cabin, list?" they are in.
can't wait!!
as for the list thing .. I do it too, but not as much as I used to.
I had a list of things I planned to get or get done in 2006, some of them were

open a savings account
buy living room furniture
shelves in several rooms
get "basic cable"
zoom lens for camera
new computer
larger tv
vacation with guys and their girls

I accomplished most of these, but a couple will have to carry over to my 2007 list.I did vacation with my guys and their girls and it was a blast... must be repeated as often as possible.

a couple of new ones for this year are...
newer car
pictures or decorations for walls
(lots of bare walls here)
take a dance class(son's gf might take with me)
trip to Vermont, Maine etc with Mom

Sara said...

i will invent a time machine for you this weekend.

Live, Love, Laugh said...

how interesting is that, I made a list too sorta just like yours. lol, it made me laugh cause I thought I was the only one who did things like that.

Sissy B. said...

Oh my gosh...you have been inside my head!!!! That is what is driving me crazy right now ;)....I am struggling with a panic attack as I comment ;)....

bjk said...

I heard yesterday on the radio IF we can just get through this week, the going back to routine...next week will be back to normal...my question is what the heck is NORMAL and do we really want it BACK!!!

Kim said...

A time machine... that's a great idea! Let me know if you find one. I think I need to borrow it.

IRENE said...

Hello Cheryl,
I came to your blog through a Carnival of Beauty entry. Your blog bursts with energy and enthusiasm. Best wishes to you and your lovely family for 2007 and always.

Danielle said...

Ahhh...the TO DO LIST. I hate 'em! But they are a necessary evil, aren't they!

Add to your list "relax and have a hot chocolate!" for me, please!!

Great post!

Jessica said...

Lists are good...it helps to keep things in perspective sometimes doesn't it?