Saturday, June 23, 2007

Lists, Thoughts, Notes, Info & Sweet Peas!

I have found as I get older that my memory fails me quite often. I use the excuse that I gave Allison my best brain cells and that is why I am not as sharp as I used to be. I still remember a lot but the day to day happenings are slipping from my memory. I forget things. Little things. Things that I wouldn't before. Just as an example, I set out to run errands and know I have three errands to do but then I forget one of them. How does this happen? Why does this happen? Maybe it's because life is so much busier these days. I used to have to only worry about me but now there are three of us. My brain just can't handle it all! So I have gotten into the habit of writing things down. I have to do lists (daily and weekly), grocery lists, projects I want/need to complete, decorating ideas, scrapbook ideas, recipes, menu ideas, Christmas ideas, phone numbers, cleaning lists, etc. etc. etc.. I guess this is good but I need more. As you can see in the picture, I am working off of 2 steno books, a magnetic pad, post-it notes (I can't live without them!), and miscellaneous sheets of paper that I grab from anywhere when I have an idea or thought. This is not working! I need to consolidate all of them into one easy, functional organizer thingy. Something that will make my life easier and have everything in one spot. I can't tell you how many times that I end up searching for that little slip of paper that I wrote "it" down on. Sometimes I never do find "it" and have wasted precious time looking for "it". I end up getting frustrated at myself because I missed a detail or something important. Oh, I know they sell all sorts of organizers at the office stores. I have purchased several over the years. None of which was as efficient as I needed them to be. I am hoping one of you can help. Maybe you've seen one that you liked and was user friendly? I'll need it to have a calendar and sections that I can label myself. I don't need the standard expense/mileage sections. I only WISH someone was reimbursing me for my mileage! I've seen them made with Moms in mind but they never have even half of what I need. If any of you have any suggestions, please feel free to let me know. I'll probably end up making my own and if I do, I'll be sure to share it with you.

This next picture is of my Sweet Peas! When I put Allison's end of year teacher gift together, I picked up a pack of these seeds for myself too. I don't think I have ever grown anything from seeds. I am excited! This is at 2 weeks and I'll probably transplant them sometime this week. I just need to figure out what to put them in and where I want to put them. They are not the climbing ones. They are the "Little Sweetheart Mix" and are of the dwarf variety. I'll probably end up putting them in the front of the house because the package says they are very fragrant. It will be nice to smell them when we enter and leave the house! I can't wait for them to grow and bloom!

Have Fun!

“For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.”
~Benjamin Franklin

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1 comment:

Jolene George said...

I finally got a chance to catch up wth you. I've missed so much...sweet peas, teacher gifts, graduation, amusment park fun, yummy banana nut french toast with sausage, kitty escapades, etc. Things have been great at your house. (well except for the princess kitty disturbing your morning routine.) :o)


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