Friday, November 20, 2009

Making a List and Checking it Twice

My "To Do" list is getting long.  I'm trying not to get overwhelmed.  My problem is that I'm slow.  What would take a normall person one hour to do, takes me three hours.  I am very particular, I get distracted, and I sometimes have what I call "paralyzation by analyzation".  I make lists to try to keep myself on track.  I wanted to write about it, which takes time, so decided to kill two birds with one stone and post my "to do" list.  That should really keep me accountable.

1) Finish decorating the last of six Christmas trees by the end of the day. (I'll have pictures of them all when I'm done)
2) Dust and vacuum as I go
3) Clean the guest bedroom and bathroom for weekend guests getting in tonight.  It's my cousin and family and I always enjoy when they are here. 
4) Buy butter for cookies I need to bake for girlfriend's clothing party tomorrow
5) Clean little powder bathroom - DONE
6) Make arrangements for dogs with doggy sitter for next Friday while we're in Spokane for a week. - DONE
7) Finish knitting neck warmer that's almost done and make at least one more pincushion for Open House art show on Sunday
8) Should brush my teeth and wash my hair just so I'm not so disgusting for hubby and guests.
9) Finish garland and lights on foyer railing
10)  Put away more Fall decorations.

OK, lunch time is over, so back to work.  This little list will help me.  I plan on the remaining 8 items being done before I go to bed.  I wouldn't normally be rushing the Christmas decorating before Thanksgiving like this, but we are leaving for Spokane to see Son @2 and family the day after Thanksgiving.  We'll be gone for a week and I don't want to have to do it when I get home.  I like it to be done no later than Thanksgiving weekend so I can spend the month of December enjoying my efforts.  I love to sit in the living room in the evenings in December, with a glass of wine, with all the Christmas lights on, a fire in the fireplace, and Christmas music playing.  Even if I'm all by myself, nothing feels more comfy and cozy and content.


Lily Robinson said...

I love Christmas music! I've been overheard singing carols in July. However, when it comes to holiday decorating, I keep it simple...

DJan said...

Wow, Nina, that's quite a list. I just finished my scarf and am contemplating starting something bigger. But when I look at your list, I fear I'm just falling behind... BTW, every time I watch mesmerized at the pumpkin pie on your sidebar. I feel like I've gained at least five pounds just watching it!

Theresa said...

Your list made me tired:) and I didn't even get off the sofa. Hope you really knock some things off your list. Makes you feel good, doesn't it? Have a happy weekend!

La Petite Gallery said...

Oh! I am so tired myself.
Great reading. I too
am a Grandmother in Maine.
Enjoyed your post.


Rae said...

You are very ambitious decorating six trees. I am lucky to do just one. I envy your energy to do all this.

Annette said...

So did you get everything done?! I do the same thing in the evenings with twinkling lights, wine, fireplace, music etc. It's my favorite time of the year!

Melissa Miller said...

You have some very busy times ahead Nina. Loved reading your to-do lists. I'm such an organizer as well.

Hope you have a safe and wonderful Holiday! ~Melissa :)

Laura said...

Oh my gosh- I am feeling a little overwhelmed too.

I have decided I just need to do the next right thing-

It is all good studd, right?


Grandma Lizzie's House said...

Nina, I want to know if you completed your list. It made me tired just reading it. My list is getting to the grocery store & the fabric store.
I usually put up 5 Christmas trees but this year I'm thinking about doing just 3. I love putting them up but I hate taking them down.

Mariah said...

I need to make a list.


Is Christmas coming?

I'm SO not ready

You vacuum?

Sshould I vacuum?

I don't like to vacuum

Heli gunner Tom said...

I get nothing done if I don't make a list-- even as I am retired.

Tom S
Disabled Vietnam Vet: 68-70
Jesus is Lord.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh Nina, we are alike! I am so slow because I am a putter-er. I go from one project to another getting them done little by little. It's easier than trying to do the Whole thing at once. I get so sidetracked. I hope you can get everything done on your list so you'll have peace of mind. I hope you have a wonderful visit in Spokane! Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Twyla


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