Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Post #200 and how much I like making lists...

First - there is no NEW house news. Sorry. I sure wish there was too. Second - this is my 200th post! Exciting, huh? Third - what I think about making lists. I love lists. I love thinking about them. I love writing them. I love checking them off. I don't know if this is normal or not, but it is me. I have always loved making lists. When I was little, my mom would take me to Grimm's (Leann - is that how you spell Grimm's? I can't really remember anymore.) Anyway, it was a little local drug store that we could walk to from our house. They had a Hello Kitty display. It had all sorts of little note pads and paper. I was in absolute heaven looking at these. From time to time, my mom would treat me to pick one of these much wanted Hello Kitty items. I would always pick the ones that were either paper or pencils or both. I had no use for the hair brushes, fake make-up or mirrors. Bring on the paper supplies! At first, I would love them so much I did NOT want to write in any of it. I would take the little slips of paper out of the tiny package. Then I would take the delicate envelopes out and look at them over and over again. I couldn't decide WHOM I should write a letter to on my very special paper. In time, I got more and more Hello Kitty paper. This is the first I can remember of making lists. I would make pretend "play school" lists, chore lists (huh? I didn't have any real chores.), and other lists. I continued making lists on and off all through growing up. I think once I got married I started making more lists, but it didn't really take full blown effect until I started homeschooling 8 years ago. Ahhhh... there is nothing like making homeschooling lists! You can list curriculum you want to look at, curriculum you want to buy, lists about how to schedule curriculum, and it just goes on and on. I also started doing household cleaning lists with Debi many years ago. We were always looking for the perfect way to stay on top of all the tasks that needed to be done in a household. Yesterday, I was sitting at co-op and I had my handy, dandy notebook with me. I began my lists. I made a list of many of the odds and ends I would like to get done on the house by Sunday. Then I made a grocery list and dinner list. Today, I was working through my work list and I decided that I just must blog about it. I am tired of blogging about did we get the house or didn't we. Okay, here is my last list confession. I am known to actually do a task NOT ON THE LIST and then ADD IT TO THE LIST, just so I can get the happy feeling of checking it off! Sick, huh? Ahhhh... it is the little things that make me happy!


1 comment:

Leann said...

Yes Kari I'm pretty sure that's how Grimms was spelled. I saw this big blog of yours and thought alright we finally get to find out if you got the house or not, but noooo. It's like a tv series where you keep us in suspense til the end of the season. Add driving your sister crazy to your list so you can cross out another thing you have done on your list. Oh well, maybe tomorrow we'll hear the rest of the story. LOL