The List!!

November 20, 2008 by Maxi

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Why, oh, why do we do this? We have this list of pesky little things that need to be done but we keep putting it off. Instead, we carry the list around in our purse or shoved in our pocket. It’s always there in the back of our brain—just waiting to pounce.

Something like this: It’s the end of the day and you collapse into bed. You expect to be out as soon as your head hits the pillow. Not happenin.’ You’re almost asleep when suddenly, your eyes spring open, hand slams over your mouth, it’s your friend’s birthday tomorrow. You forgot to get a card … it’s on the list.

Sooo? You live in California. She lives in Ohio.

Or this: It’s your anniversary. You spend a week getting ready. That night your man raves about dinner, the bedroom is perfect with scented candles and satin sheets, you look divine in a new negligee. Never has the electricity between you been so strong. You’re all over each other, he wraps his legs around yours and …

“Ouch.”

“Honey, I’m sorry. I forgot. I was going to get some razors but …”

Here’s my list:
– clean guest bathroom
– birthday cards Toni, Tyler
– pick up envelopes, razors
– dust spray for pc
– air freshener
– note pads
– white tissue
– make pic for Christmas cards

Toni and Tyler are my granddaughters-they live three hours away-Toni’s birthday is Dec.2- finally got card.

Having company for Thanksgiving – still haven’t cleaned guest bathroom.

What’s on your list?

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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4 Responses to The List!!

  1. Tatiana says:

    Hi Maxi,

    Hoping that you are coping well with the eye surgery you’ve had, and that all is going fine with you and your eye now 😉 And life will be much easier if we did not procrastinate and postpone as you wrote in your List post here above, but situations do come in between at times, like your eye surgery, or me being in an out of the hospital due to pneumonia and heart troubles. I am way behind with posting on my blogs, but for now and most of all – I will have to get better, and the rest will come.
    God Bless + warmth + love + health 🙂
    Tatiana

  2. avecchioni says:

    The characteristics you describe in this article sound very familiar. With each passing year I become more guilty of putting little things off. And I’ve become a last minute person, which puzzles my wife—right when we’re ready to walk out of the house is when I feel most ready to tackle the nagging necessities. Nice article–you illuminate a very real trait I think many of us share.

  3. A.J.Johnson says:

    Great entry, looking forward to many more. Will check back often.

  4. betty says:

    WoW! My week. I was so busy making sure Thanksgiving was perfect for my visiting relatives I forgot to mail out my daughters birthday invitations… or even do any planning. The 5th is coming fast!

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