Saturday, August 14, 2010

Saturday Challenge 8/14

Are you a list gal? My mother was the queen of lists. She always kept a big notebook on the dining room table...preferably the kind that flips over from the top...and she wrote down absolutely everything. You could find the more common list things like stuff she needed from the grocery store, chores she needed to do, various upcoming appointment times and dates. But that barely begins to explain the many uses of her notebook.

If we played cards, the score was kept in her notebook. If she needed to figure out the bills, she did the math in her notebook. If she wanted to watch something on television later, she wrote herself a note. If she was baking a cake, she would jot down the time to go check on it. If she wanted to call Aunt Sally sometime during the week, that went in too. Forget DVR's, computers and PDA's. My mom had THE NOTEBOOK. *giggle*

And of course we all had to tease her about it. I remember writing the word "breathe" at the top of her list once and telling her, "you you won't forget to do it."

Somehow, when I wasn't looking, I turned into a list person too. I have lists for every area in my life...a house list, a yard list, a garden list, an errand list, a grocery list. The list of lists goes on and on.

My mother is no longer with us. But if she was, I'm sure she would giggle as she watched me juggle my never-ending lists. And sometimes, when I'm writing things down that shouldn't need to be written down...I peek at my list...half expecting to see the word "breathe" lovingly scrawled across the top.

This week's challenge: Create something brand new....and include a list of some sort on your projects. Link it back here. Can't wait to see what you do. Facebook


Dora said...

this is sooooooooo me! thanks honey.

Anonymous said...

now if only I could remember where I put my list!