Ever wonder where the time goes? I’m not talking decades. Hours turn into days, days into years, years into decades and suddenly I’m a young person in a granny body bouncing a baby on my knee wondering if I have enough decades left to see the baby grow up and have babies, or will I be lucky enough to remain independent, relativity pain free, and then die suddenly? These are my inner thoughts as I travel down life’s hill.
But what about today?
Since I have the day off, I made a to-do list last night… – go to the grocery, pay bills, do laundry, exercise and visit with my sister on this hot summer day at her pool.
It’s 11:15 a.m. I cannot check one thing off my list. In four hours I’ve started one load of laundry and hauled my trash to the curb. I’m going to need to postpone a few things. I’ll pay bills past due dates, exercise tomorrow, and skip going to the grocery. I still plan on going to the pool, but nothing’s written in stone.
These are the reasons a to-do list doesn’t work.
Before I get to the list I must…
- Edit contacts in my cell phone – and add pictures so that when someone calls caller ID is their face.
- Try on clothes to see if I need to exercise.
- Get on Facebook and respond to everyone’s comments.
- Post comments.
- Read personal email and wonder why people send such pointless emails.
- Read work email and respond as if I’m in the office.
- Check work voicemail. Make notes to call the person back when I have time. Save the voicemails because I’ll lose the notes.
- Debate on taking a shower and then put it off because I might exercise.
- Answer the phone.
- Shower and then meet a friend for lunch.
- Check Facebook to see if I’m missing something.
- Post comments on people’s post.
- Look through the mail. Get on the internet to check out the store that sent me a catalog.
- Check email.
- Answer the phone.
- Take my granddaughter to the drug store to get a poster board.
- Take her to McDonalds.
- Visit with the neighbors gathered across the street
- Plan tomorrow’s to-do list
If I wasn’t so busy a to-do list might work.