I’m a list person. I don’t keep them once I’m done and I certainly don’t organize them, but I do create them. They’re usually on post-it notes or the backs of pages in my work notebook. Sometimes I email myself lists and other times, if they’re short, I just repeat the items to myself over and over until I get to the store. That’s not usually a successful method of remembering anything, though, so I do try to write stuff down as much as possible. Today it’s a text file with a running list of everything I need to buy or do to be ready for tonight. It’s open on my desktop so I can add to it as soon as I think of something, but the danger in the virtual list is the strong possibility that I will forget to print it before I leave for the store. And yes, if I had a Blackberry or something similar, this wouldn’t be an issue. I know.
My point, if I had one when I started today, might have been that even though I have a list of things that really should get done before anyone shows up at the house tonight, I am not worried about getting it all done. I’ll be able to leave work early today (by virtue of having arrived much earlier than usual) and I will have plenty of time. Besides, our friends are pretty forgiving. 🙂 Thanks, guys!