It is Sunday night, and we are on the cusp of another work week. Thought I might list some of the things I need to get done this week and check it out at the end of the week and see if I made any progress.
There are a number of bloggers who make a list of things they need to get done or just want to get done during the week, post it, and then survey their successes at the end of the week and gauge how they have done. It seems to work for them, and since I have not posted an Organizing Post for a long time, this should serve to catch me up. Without further ado, here is my To Do List for October 15th – 20th:
1. First things first: I must write my On The Homefront column for the week for my newspaper deadline, which is Monday, and as of 6:45 on Sunday night, have no idea what the topic will be.
2. Write up council news taken from last week’s council meeting—discounting all the drainage and sewage discussions this leaves me with a few hot topics: the parade that stood in danger of being cancelled; expansion of more greenhouses; and a development that got a reprieve and approval even though they “forgot” to meet their deadline. I am sure a few more things will pop up when I peruse the agenda again.
3. Write up the article for the Wine, Writers and Words Workshop I helped organize for deadline so it makes it in this week’s paper.
4. Continue doing book work for our company. This involves a lot of filing, figuring, and finagling. I found out this week that being half-organized is almost worse than being totally unorganized. I just assume that nothing is in its place, and everything is unfiled and not where it should be–so that when I find I have actually put some things where they belong I am surprised, so my next goal is —
5. Get everything into files—I have started a system, so now I just have to keep at it. I just have to retrace my half-organized steps so I do not have three files with the same name (you may not think this is possible, but in my world it is.)
6. Get some groceries and plan meals. Sounds easy but it is not. Or not for me. Will let you know how I do here. At least I have cleaned the fridge of any wanton leftovers from Thanksgiving.
7. Get the house in some semblance of order which means get the pile of clothes off the bed and into the closet or drawers. Seriously, I cannot die suddenly, as my bedroom is in such a terrible mess I would be blushing in the next life over what I left behind.
8. Email my youngest son, Tyler who is at college and my sister Peggy every day. Expect to hear back from Peggy. Be surprised if Ty ever emails back. (I am one of his free calls on his phone, so we do talk often).
9. Do some kind of post for this blog every day; keep up with my blogging friends.
10. Prepare a presentation for my Writers’ Group about blogging. (Something many of you have already generously contributed to.)
11. Work on my October book and an intro to my On The Homefront book—thinking of calling it “The Worst of On The Homefront.”
Okay, think I am getting carried away a bit here, but it will be interesting to see what I can cross off, what I can take a bite out of, and what goes by the wayside. Actually, on review, I am exhausted—whose idea was this anyway? This week may prove to be a long road with no turning,….