2.09.2011

working mom wednesday: good and bad...


This week’s Working Mommy Wednesday prompts are:

#1) I'm not good at... OR #2) I'm very good at...
 
Funny story: I walked around Target on my lunch hour yesterday and was thinking about what I would write for this post.  Shopping alone is a rarity and it's hard to just stay present in the moment. I end up strolling through aisles trying to plan in advance for birthdays, cards to send, toiletries we may soon need and to be alert for sales.  Not quite as restful as it used to be.  But, those rare trips are also used for thinking.  Mulling over ideas and occasionally being hit with a mild stroke of inspiration.  As I looked around for a birthday gift to send to my cousin's daughter, it struck me.  I knew exactly what I would write for what I'm good at and not.
 
Then, I sat down at the computer to type it out and *poof
 
Gone.
 
I am very clearly not good at remembering things unless they are written down. 
 
What I am good at is making lists.  I never take a trip to the grocery store anymore without a very detailed list in hand.  I have post-it notes stuck around my computer monitor labeled with dates and to-do items.  When an occasion arises to send out cards, I have a list ready to check off.
 
True, I've always been a list person.  Writing is one of the ways I learn and absorb information.  I used to make lists and just that process alone was enough to help me remember, not having to refer back very often.  Now, with Mommy brain, lists rule my life, keep me going, provide a semblance of organization.
 
My name is Jen. 
 
I make lists.
 
For sanity's sake.

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

I hate when I think of something and then when I go to do it, cannot remember for the life of me what it was. I totally make lists for everything now!

Aurie said...

see I knew we were related :) I love my lists and after 2 kids can't function without them!

glad you like my new design! I'll send you an email with her contact info!

mags said...

I tend to make an amazing list... only to leave it at home. :::grimace:::

Brianna said...

I love lists! I have a small notepad in my purse at all times for nothing other than my lists.

Unpolished Parenting said...

I live off of post-it notes and lists! Because lord knows I wouln't be able to remember a thing other wise.

Mom said...

Lists: I make them, misplace them and forget that I made them!!

Jules said...

yes! lists, lists, wonderful lists! Brent has started collecting them for me as I leave them around the house... on post-its, note cards, receipts :) They keep me sane too!

Jes said...

i too make lists over and over again, often forgetting them in the car or at home... this mommy brain thing is the pits!

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