Monday, August 19, 2013

Caught in the act. . .

. . . of pretending to be organized!

Every Monday morning I meet with my manager to go over what I did the week prior and what’s on my agenda for this week. I keep a list of projects I am working on and usually just update it and use that for our discussion.  

At the same time I do that list I also do a personal one. What are some of the things I’d like to get done this week? Many of the things on the list just carry over from week to week. Either those items are things that need to be done regularly or, in most cases, I just haven’t gotten to them. But, ultimately, for me, if I don’t write it down I don’t remember it. I’ve often said, I have a mind like a steel sieve!

But anyways, back to getting caught. I just create my personal to do list in Word, nothing fancy, but I like to add color, either reflecting the weather or liturgical seasons. The color printer in the office is across the hall, so before picking up my printout I stopped and got a cup of coffee.

When I finally made it to the printer there was someone reading my list. Yikes! Not that there is anything personal or embarrassing on it. She looks at me and asks “Just who is this organized? You?”  

Not really, but it certainly looks good!



  1. I love that "blog posts" are first - and then pay bills :)! Ah, the priorities of a blogger :).

    Have a great week!

    (Oh, and can you email me that template - I might pretend along with you...)

  2. That's quite a to-do list. Geez...I should try that and see what happens. I had a lazy summer and I think it's gotten the best of me. Time to make lists again...and Lord help me...stick to them!

  3. Hmmm...Many of those items seem familiar.
    Perhaps you accidently imported a
    few things from your Honey Dew list?

  4. I'm not as organized (or pretending to be) with a list like that, but I'm the same in that if I don't write it down, it will never get done. Steel sieve, I like that coinage!

  5. I live the menu items. When I get super organized I plan out the week. But generally I am just trying to get through the week!