The Dreaded To Do List
I had fought the good fight, for lo these past eons, but I have lost. The sheer odds had overwhelmed me and I capitulated. Alas (yes I do actually use that word when I speak. J) the time had finally arrived when I could carry on the battle no longer.
In my first marriage, I would often return home from a long day at work to find a to-do list, with my name on it, taped to the fridge. That rarely led to domestic harmony, as you may have already surmised. So, in the long and beautiful years with my loving K, I had steadfastly refused to use such a list. I had always managed quite well, so far, but no longer.
For some strange reason, my retirement seems to be busier than my work-a-day life was, or perhaps my ability to stay on top of it all has vanished. My days are now filled with socializing on-line and off, writing, housekeeping, dog walking, blog reading and writing, book promoting, and the list goes on.
Realizing I was about to drown in it all, I asked K for suggestions. With a knowing smile, she showed me her daily to-do list. It was staggering. My gods, the woman must be on super speed to get all that done in a day. So, with hanging head and trembling lip, I agreed to try it.
Ok, stop laughing, I admit it works wonders. Last thing at night I make the list for the next day. I am astounded at how much I can get accomplished and at how well I am keeping up. I am actually enjoying myself, but I swear, I will never tape it to the fridge. Now, if I can just find that dang round-to-it that I lost, imagine how much more I could get done in a day.
So, my fellow super humans, do do you stay on top of it all?