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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Remembering to Remember

I have a terrible memory.  Particularly when it comes to things I need to do like return library books, schedule parent teacher's appointments and pressing publish when writing blogs.

But I have a damn good memory when it comes to significant moments in my life.  I know it is because I have kept a journal for over two thirds of my life. That is the beauty of journalling, things become engrained in your brain.  When I reread an entry from way back I do more than remember -  a part of me (if I am willing) can relive the event.  I say willing because there are many events I memorialized that I absolutely do not want to relive.   Writing things down is what keeps them from slipping out of my memory.

Needless to say I am one of those people that absolutely need a ToDo List.  I generally keep  what I call my 'ToDo ToDay' list, but lately it hasn't been working for me.  Or I havn't been working my list.  However you put it, I write the stuff down and then promptly forget about it.  Actually I remember enough to keep me stressed out about what I'm forgetting to do.  But I am more stressed out about the sucess of my business - my husband and I have been working hard to get things rolling again.  So maintianing the house has taken a back seat and it shows.

My dogs (and kids) need baths.  Our living and dining room looks like a disheveled thrift store and I am getting fat on easy to eat pizza, burgers and icecream sandwhiches.

Everyday I wake up with the intention to get things in order, and everyday despite the fact by 6:30pm I am a zombie, the house is till a disorganized mess.  I will tell you the absolute truth - summer is one of the worst times of the year for me.  The kids being out of school wears me out!   Especially my daughter.  YIKES, she is a mess.  OK -  I do have vague memories of being just like her when I was 7. I'll have to ask my mom if I was a tornado of torn bits of paper, tiny plastic toys and stuffed animals that wherever I went left a trail of chaos and shoes behind me.  If I have to resue another flip-flop from the jaws of one of the dogs...

You know that STAPLES commercial where the dad is doing shopping cart ballet to the Christmas Song, "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"?  That is soooooo sooooooooo me.  I can't wait for the day when I can sit at a non sticky kitchen table with a cup of tea and my computer.

So here's the plan for today - the TODO list that I have to remember to remember.

1. Put a bookcase into the den for book and small inventory
2. Put all clothing inventory in the studio or closet
3. Vacunm
4. Have the kids pick up their crap
5. Sponge bathe the dogs (I know....right!?!)
6. Laundry
7. Add more listings for Pelham Road Vintage
8. Shop promotions

I feel the need for an ice-cream sandwich and a nap coming on.








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