Mark Twain

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

The To-Do List Game

Our windows were open last night, and I awoke at 5:30 am to the sound of rain outside. I enjoy that sound. But this morning I couldn't go back to sleep. I was restless like the way I get just before I travel. However, this time I wasn't me ... my kids were traveling. It seems that lately any little thing can disturb my sleep even if it doesn't directly impact me. I didn't go downstairs until 7:00 am as my daughter and Milo were sleeping in the living room, and I didn't want to disturb their sleep too - especially with such a busy day ahead of them. God keep them safe on this wet travel day ... actually keep all my family safe on this wet travel day.

Over the last few days I have developed quite a large to-do list of things I would like to get done this week. I promised myself that once the kids left I would stop adding to the list and only work on crossing things off it. The list has 39 things on it, and as usual, it is far more than I can get done in one week. Some things will take up a whole day and some are pretty short. But I am going to make a game out of it and see just how many things can be completed. Here are the rules:

  • The week goes from Sunday the 12th (today) through Sunday the 19th.
  • If I start a task and don't finish, but didn't anticipate finishing (like photo album work, or casting on Milo's sweater), then it counts as done for the week.
  • If I start a task and don't finish, but did plan to finish (like walking 5-6 days this week - but only walk 4) then it isn't complete for the week.
  • Fan-tab-u-lous Achievement would be marking off 33 or more items.
  • Reward for Fan-tab-u-lous Achievement? No idea. Probably just feel good that I got so much done.
Let the game begin!


  1. Oh, I too make huge lists like that and know I'll never be able to get them done. I just like having the list. I usually make them when my husband is going to be away.
    Good luck with your list!

  2. LOL - on my list is more knitting than I can get done in a week, more spinning and more weaving! (now that is really vacation list) Love having a list!


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