Thursday, November 12, 2009

Making that list and checking it twice

Nope, its not a Christmas post. I just felt like singing a Christmas song!

A fact about me: I love lists. I love to make "To-Do" lists. I feel calmer in life when I have a list of the things that I need to be doing. It makes me feel in control (apparently I have control issues… don't worry- the Lord is working on it) of my time and life to a degree.

Another Fact: I love crossing things off of lists more than almost any other activity. It makes me feel like I have accomplished something. Crossing things off makes me feel like I am not a useless waste of space. It warms my heart.

The most ridiculous fact: If I realize that I have just done a task that was not on my list, but was in fact important, I write the task on my "To-Do" list and then cross it off. Yep, after I have already completed the task. There is no need for it to be on the list, because I do not need a reminder to do the task, since it is already accomplished. But for some reason, I need the satisfaction that comes from being able to see a list of the things I did with the time God gave me that day.

Am I the only weirdo that does this?


  1. No you are not the only weirdo who does this. I do all three of those things. I even go as far as writing things in my agenda book that I have already done! If I'm bored in class, I will make a random list of stuff to clean, read, do, cook, write, etc...the LIST goes on and on! My favorite is also checking things off my list, even if it's just something simple like buying stamps (on my list of things to do currently). I'm glad we are weirdos together :-)

  2. you crack me up! i don't do lists for much other than groceries...but my college roommate would make a list every day that included taking a shower and brushing her teeth--i thought it was a bit much, though hilarious!

    i got to go to amanda & ben's home for abigail's shower today and it was so lovely!!