Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Lots of Lists!

Summer is rushing by. I really don’t have time to be blogging. I’m consumed by lists. The following are a few that I need to attend to.

This week’s shopping list:
Cover Girl mascara in orange bottle
Chicago cutlery paring knives
Gallon freezer bags
MCP pectin
Canning jar lids
Slip for Beans
Spread margarine
Flour tortillas
Food for extended family camp-out

Today’s to-do list:
Take Lou to get her braces on
Coach softball practice
Set date for PTA planning meeting for student council moms
Call the student council moms
Register Beans for ice skating lessons
Send out e-mail for family Olympics
Prepare for activity days (it’s tomorrow)
Pick up t-shirt catalogs for student council moms to decide on
Plan piano pieces for the girls summer lessons that haven’t happened yet

What’s not on today’s to-do list but must be done anyway:
Water the dog
Scoop poop
Check on the chickens
Water the front porch and back patio flowers
Tidy the kitchen/dining/great room (repeat 10 times)
Exercise the dog
Shower / put on make-up
Eat breakfast / lunch (kids fend for themselves)
Make supper
Make bed
Nag children to do their chores

Things that need to be done in the next week or two:
Buy mom’s birthday present
Talk with Hubby about getting his mom’s birthday present
Clean all tubs/showers
Sort/organize winter hats and gloves (put them away)
Sign Last Will and Testament (have it notarized)
Weed garden and flower beds
Girls have tennis lessons next week

Future to-dos (I actually wrote these down and put the list in my toothbrush drawer)
Sew bedding/curtains for Lou’s room
Sew bedding/curtains/canopy thing for Bean’s room
Cut up old towels and t-shirts and put in rag drawers
Finish organizing the craft room closet
Make Bug a new bedspread/duvet
Slipcover the girls’ chairs
Make the chalkboard / magnet board for the craft room (supplies already bought and aging)
Copy contents of my wallet and file with other “important documents”
Get digital photos on computer copied onto a CD and have prints printed
Organize plastic drawers/cupboards in the laundry room
Create a “grab & go” list to use along with 72-hour kits

I call myself a homemaker, but I could also refer to myself as a Life Coach, Family Manager, Personal Assistant (to four people, no less), or a Domestic Engineer!


Flashlight Girl said...

Where's the NAP? I'm tired just reading your list! I have a similar list-drat.

Allie's Antics said...

Is this why you are soooo organized? I need to start making lists. But, then would I just be depressed because I didn't finish? I am very impressed with all you get done. You really are awesome. Oh, by the way, do you have any tips of how to get rid of earwigs?

Science Teacher Mommy said...

I feel tired just thinking about it. I just got home tonight from Plantboy's family reunion which we were in charge of. It has been a year in the making and I feel like I can finally breathe.

Take margarine off and add butter, or at least that high % butter spread. Margarine will kill you.