Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The "LIST" of Procrastinations

The last week or so the boys and I have been getting ready for our trip to Arizona, and it has also proven to be the busiest week for me in a long time. Everyone loves a good family fun vacation, full of poolside relaxing, quality time with your favorite people and checking out all the touristy attractions wherever your destination may be, but what about all the things that need to be crossed off that checklist before you skip town?

All of my thoughts seem to be cluttered in my head and need some fine sorting through. I haven't seen it yet but it's like that scene from the movie starring Sarah Jessica Parker "I don't Know How She Does It", when she's laying in bed and running through "The List" in her head as it appears on her bedroom wall. I wish I had some ability to have a holographic to do list project from my head and appear whenever and wherever I needed it.


All through College I stuck with the good ole' agenda book. Pen and Paper worked just fine for me and I was able to remember most things because I wrote them down. With a Hubby and two boys later I find myself writing things everywhere I possibly can, on whatever I can get my hands on in that very second so not to forget.

I still have an Agenda, I bought it in my favorite color {purple} thinking that if I love it enough I'll pick it up to use it as often as possible. I even got cute Paul Frank post - it notes so that I'd be amused looking at the note reminding me to take our stinky dog Sonic to get shampooed before we left. In my Iphone I have lists of contacts and customer service reps I need to email, or call and appointments that need to be made. Yet, I still feel like I am always forgetting something: This week my list looks a bit like this:

1. Return the Jessica Simpson nude pumps that are way too small {returns need to be made in 30 days, this  is day 28}

2. Schedule meeting for possible new creative job venture and start next weeks blog posts.

3. Find a way to meet up with Rachel and schedule a pedicure {ah yes, we can kill two birds with one stone and meet up for our pedicures and I can give her, her daughters Easter present}.

4. Make sure all lesson plans are completed{the Principal has continuously been walking in on me during my math presentations, and although they are good I suffer from mini anxiety attacks}.

5. Pack for Arizona {we leave in 3 days}.

Slowly I'm managing to power drive through the various things I need to do and have recruited The Hubby for a lot of tasks. When we get back from this needed vacay I plan to re-strategize how I keep track of things I need to accomplish. There are exciting new opportunities popping up for me and the boys, and I need to stay on top of them.

How do you keep track of the things you need to do throughout the day or week? Pen and paper, gizmo's and gadgets? What do you find works best?

Bunches of Xoxo's

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