Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Make a list of things that are totally possible to do....

and it will sure make you feel like you are making lists and checking them off in a HUGE moment of success!! I was reading the publication REAL SIMPLE the other day, and it was filled with all manner of lists and organizing tips to help get your 2009 off to a great start. I don't know about you, but I need all the help I can get in the organization department. I would be the Queen of Organizationally Challenged if there were a caste of such individuals......perhaps I should get Mary Engelbreit to make me a sign or a pin to proclaim my accomplishments, but I then might decide that I need to hide behind it as I'm not sure this is the thing in which my mamma would claim the deepest pride. It truly is something I struggle with. I hope we have cubbies in heaven, is all I'm saying. A place to keep my wings, my harp, my music, my sandals, etc.
Anyway, back to Real Simple.......lots of great lists to get you off to a great start. However, the most clever of the lists was the one on the very back page of the magazine. "the to-do list you can actually do"...........I'm thinking I need a list like this. If I take their list and personalize it for myself it would look like this:

Hit the snooze button at least once.
Put a pair of socks on if it's cold. Take them off if you get hot.
Eat chocolate.
Shampoo, rinse, condition, rinse.
Forget to floss.
Blog a little bit, or a lot.
Forget to put clothes in the dryer.
Screen phone calls.
Skip the exercise routine today.
Read a paragraph in a book and reread it to get the meaning. Put the book down.
Get sucked into watching Oprah while folding clothes.
Order out for dinner.
Lights out.

I will feel so successful when I finish this list, because I found the paper, thought through the list, made the list, kept up with the list, checked off items on the list and actually finished a day's worth of my list! WooHoo.....wanna join me????

I'm feeling a little under the weather today so my goals are not real lofty as you can tell......and also wanted to let you know that this is just a stock photo, and not the cover of the current Jan 09 Real Simple Magazine. It has some pencils, a notepad and a cup of hot chocolate on the front of it. And it obviously has January 2009 on it, too! It includes 20 essential lists to organize your life. If I get thru the whole magazine, ya'll just might not recognize me in my successfully organized self.


Cathy said...

Great post! Love your list!

Thanks for the smile,

Susan S. said...

Sorry to see you're under the weather and hope you feeling better soon. I LIKED your list of things to do...I might be able to accomplish those. I LOVE to make lists and sometimes add things on the list I've already done just for the satisfaction of scratching it off. Maybe it's a false sense of accomplishment, but I don't look at it that way. It's just that I'm SO AHEAD of myself...LOL!!!!

Darlene said...

Hey girl,

Happy New Year!!!! I LOVE your list...sounds like a great one to me!!...lol

I hope you get to feeling better.

Holly said...

Now THAT'S a list I can handle! Hope you feel better soon!!!!!

jenjen said...

Your list sounds good to me!

Yes, you won the giveaway. I will make you something handmade. I have something in mind, but it might take me a couple of weeks to finish it. Now you blog about the "pay it forward" on your blog and the top three posters on your blog win something that you hand make and then they blog about it, etc.

Does that sound good?

Have a great day!
PS -- I might need to get your address so I can send you your gift.


Pug1 said...

Now that's my kinda list!!!!! CHEERS! Michele Hope you're feeling better!

Jill Scott said...

You're going to laugh, but I just let my Real Simple subscription lapse because I couldn't keep up with my magazines and it was stressing me out because it was just one more thing on my to do list. And apparently I'm too stressed out to punctuate as well. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I saw you on Jenn's blog and wanted to say hi!

Cathy said...

I hope you're feeling better this morning.


Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Great post and one I can totally relate to. (big smile) You know I wish someone could just do it for me. I told my mom I just dread going to the dentist and it is the same with organizing because I know there are many things to finish or wrap up...and if I had wanted to do all that work during the year then I would have!!! Hello!

Southern Lady said...

Suzanne, thank you for the gracious comments you leave for me at Southern Lagniappe.

I enjoyed your "Things I Can Do" List. I may make one for myself ... I know you felt a sense of satisfaction as you checked all of those off as DONE!

I hope this finds you feeling better. Take care of yourself!



Bo said...

Hi Suzanne...sounds like you're off to a great start for '09...your list looks like it could be mine...LOL ;-) Bo

Liz said...

I'm starting to really love that magazine!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Hope you feel better soon and I'll have to check out that issue. I saw it mentioned on another blog as well - something about a list of things you don't want to do this year. Seems interesting!