Skip to main content

Ode to my To-Do Lists






Okay, folks, I've said it before, but I must say it again. I am a list maker. The problem is I have so many lists and always struggle with which list to tackle first.

Yes, I probably should make one master to-do list, but the thought of dozens of tasks on what (or several) sheets of paper gives me hives. Seriously!

As I sit here on a Sunday evening, feet up, laptop in front of my face, Bears game going strong (Da Bears!), I find myself once again checking my lists and created a list for the new week. I can't help myself. To-do lists make me happy.

If you've ever parented teenagers or tried to herd cats, you'd understand.

I need a roadmap to get through the day, not because I have no idea what to do. There's always something to do. My need to list things is for the joy it brings me to check things off that list.

Pick up Male Child #1 from school. Check.

Drop off suit at dry cleaners. Check.

Write all the words. Check.

You don't want to know what happens when I don't make a handy list. Pure chaos, folks. Pure chaos.

All my fellow list makers unite! We have tasks to check off and, of course, new tasks to add. Get to it!

And, oh, yeah, Go Bears!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Witch After Time - Chapter One

Buy or Borrow Here!



Chapter One

The way I saw it, I had two options and neither of them was ideal. I could use a forbidden spell and make this strange kid disappear or I could ignore my motherly instincts and let him walk out the door with my one and only daughter. Had I not said goodbye to my penchant for snooping, Camila wouldn’t have thought she could make a run for it with a boy her father and I never met. If I’d held on another year, this all could’ve been avoided, but, no, I ignored my suspicious nature and embraced life as a normal. A lot of good that did me now. My kid had crossed the line and broken our trust. Nothing would ever be the same again. From now on, I’d never leave her side. “Mother?” she pleaded, but I needed a minute. I had to wrap my head around what had transpired before I could respond accordingly. My gut reaction never did me any favors in stressful situations. In fact, it almost always made matters worse. I had to tread lightly or suffer the consequences, which …

My Friends Are So Talented

It's the truth. Long before I put pen to paper, I devoured books like some devour chocolate chip cookies. The fact is, that love of reading never went away. I read every night before I go to sleep. It's my gift to myself after a long day of WRITING ALL THE WORDS and semi-forcing myself to stop dillydallying on social media. (I'm talking to you, FB.)

Last month I put out a call to my uber talented author friends, asking them to post links to their books. Some of those I'd already read and loved. Many others were new to me. Since then, I've spent many a night reading the new-to-me books and I'm anxiously awaiting soon to be released books. I'm excited to share those titles with you. Place these books on your virtual TBR (To Be Read) shelf today. You won't regret it!

In no particular order, here's the must-read list:


Oceanside Mysteries by CeeCee James:  It's time! It's finally time! I've waited forever to finally be able to introduce my ne…

Farewell, 2018!

There's something about the end of the year that gets me excited. It's kind of like when a new school year begins, except for adults. 
I love a fresh start. It feeds my love of planning and plotting. The stores and e-retailers put out their new line of planners and calendars, and I gear up to dive in and beg them to take my money.
I'm that girl.
I have a planner for every aspect of my super busy life. I have a large author planner for all my business needs. (The Ultimate Authorship Planner by Audrey Ann Hughey) In addition to that I have what I call my everything planner, a small purse-size planner, a planner to track my health and fitness goals, a mental health planner (gratitude, morning pages, the Miracle Morning exercises, and scripting pages), an extra-large desk calendar for calendar journaling, and a regular wall calendar to keep track of bills and school schedules and activities.
You see, I have a bit of an obsession.
That's not to mention my publishing calend…