Saturday, 3 March 2012

Lists

I've always been a list-maker.  You know where you are with a list . . .



Not content with my own set of tasks am currently seeing how many of those on LP's side of the board I can work through, now that's satisfying!  I suppose to some folk it would be a bit daunting to see it all written down, but it helps me keep track of where our priorities are (especially as this isn't everything which needs doing, only the stuff that I'm currently thinking about).

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  1. My, it all reminds me of when we first moved here!! I came out the other side though :-) .

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    1. Thanks Amanda, that's encouraging. One day "the list" will say "Blencathra, Pillar and Grasmor" !

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  2. I am a list-keeper too, Bilbo. In fact if I miss something off the list and then remember to do it, I write it on the list just so that I can have the pleasure of crossing it out. Striking through jobs done with a good dark pen is very satisfying. We made a start in the flower garden yesterday and just managed one barrow-load before it came on to rain heavily - but, boy, was that heaped up barrow load pleasing. The trouble is that the bed we tackled is full of lily of the valley and they do love to wander - and I adore them, so I dare not dig anywhere in case I uproot some.

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    1. {Snortle!}, oh Pat, I've done the same thing - very satisfying to cross stuff off. Some of the tasks on that list are half-completed so I will have a major 'crossing off' session when they're al done. Glad you got started on your garden this weekend.

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  3. Your board reminds me of school - when I was teaching not a pupil - I had awful trouble with whiteboard pens as they didn't like doing too much writing uphill!

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    1. Sue, my problem is when I'm trying to squeeze something else above existing writing and I start smudging what's already there. I think school whiteboards have gone now in favour of something far more techie!

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    2. Yes they have - Interactive whiteboards. Wakefield were one of the first LAs to pilot them and a colleague and I were in charge of training teachers in how to use them. It was the start of making my job boring as the only thing schools wanted to book were courses on was using their Interactive Whiteboards!! Very monotonous.

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    3. How times change Sue. Showing my age {grin} I remember my first week at school when I was handed a slate and chalk. Precocious child was unimpressed - I came from a family where books were the norm and could already read and write (on paper)!

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  4. Lists are good, IF you do what's on them so you can cross things off. My trouble is, I do a list, then start doing things that aren't on it instead.

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    1. Tee hee. That's exactly what I do Sue, which is why I am always busy but the lists never seem to get any shorter!

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  5. Hi Bilbo,

    I never make lists but I totally agree with you, it is a way to get things done. You are obviously very organised and that is good :)

    I have been thinking perhaps we could set up an underground pipe for next year re the rain :)

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    1. Hi Cheryl, I know lists don't work for everyone but they suit me. Once something is written down I no longer have to think about it or remember it ... just remember to look at the list {grin}

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  6. I used to make daily/weekly lists like that, but it became time consuming. This January I DID make up a list of the 'big things' I want to accomplish this year, but I guess, for the day-to-day goals, I feeling a bit -- listless. Perhaps I'm trading up my goal-oriented list behavior for a little more OCD toward borders and privacy. ;-)

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    1. P.S. I've entered a new post to update the big snowstorm last night. Currier and Ives anyone?

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    2. Lists aren't compulsory Kris, seeing how much you accomplish without them I'd say you're doing very well as you are :}

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  7. I love lists Bilbo and always have them on the go. In fact I'm up there with The Weaver in writing on things I've already done just so that I can cross them off, but I'm also there with QuiltSue in having lists, but getting distracted onto things that aren't on it...and then have to go back to write them on to cross them off.....! {grin}

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