Wednesday, February 22, 2012

To Do List is Not Done List

My To Do List is still an out-of-control Not Done List.

I didn't make it to very many blogs over the weekend to do my Comment Like Crazy.

I'm a bit behind in my Month of Letters Challenge.

I 'm trying to get a short story finished in time for a contest deadline of this Saturday.

I'm simultaneously working on three different chapters of my memoir.

My house is a cluttered mess that I just keep looking at and thinking, I really need to take some time to get this straightened up....

(courtesy: google)

But, I know I will get it all done. One step at a time. Take five minutes to straighten up a room. (NO, that won't finish the task, but it's a beginning!)

I'll keep on plugging away at my writing, and it will bring rewards, too.

*Oh, and I will continue Commenting Like Crazy and Writing Letters, as much as I can.*

"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs."
Henry Ford

"When I face the desolate impossibility of writing 500 pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day’s work is all that I can permit myself to contemplate."
John Steinbeck

"The first step is to find out what you love – and don’t be practical about it. The second step is to start doing what you love immediately, in any small way possible." Barbara Sher


  1. Be gentle to yourself. Blogs at least can wait until you can breathe easier. I don't believe that anyone on their death bed mourns that there house is untidy.
    Perhaps you could rename your TO DO LIST, the To do when I can list.

  2. their house, their house, their house. Sorry I really do know my theres and theirs apart.

  3. Sounds like my own To Do List by the end of each day...

  4. I'm thinking, that is my list!! Mine is longer, Becky! I'm very far behind in everything, so it seems! Hope you can scratch off one thing! Cute post!

  5. Good advice in those quotes.

  6. Oh man. The To Do list. I totally feel ya ;)

  7. Love that picture! That was me this morning! :)

  8. Hi Becky ... love your attitude and your quotes! You'll get it done, or at least the most important things. Glad you are back into progressing nicely on your memoir!

    Kathy M.

  9. Housework will ALWAYS be there...Each passing moment than can be cherished and remembered will not. But I feel your pain. I can't concentrate very well in a messy environment.

  10. I love having a busy exciting life but mine has felt a little overwhelming this week! Big hugs to you today! ♥♥♥

  11. I know what you mean. It's hard to find time to visit all the blogs and comment, too.

    And sometimes, you just have to let it go!


  12. I agree with those quotes...little steps added together add up to big steps.

    Do what you can, and most importantly, don't beat yourself up for not getting everything accomplished that is on your list. After all, tomorrow is another day!!


  13. You know what I do at times like that? I saw "Screw it", pour myself a glass of wine, and watch sitcom re-runs on TBS. Seinfeld never gets old. I always try to remove myself from overwhelming tasks and then attack them again after clearing my mind of them. For me, personally, it's especially helpful when it comes to writing. You'll drive yourself crazy staring at a computer screen in the hopes that it will give you that perfect word. Only a day and a half to Friday!

  14. Just stopping by to say hello and don't worry about the house! It will be there long after us! sandie

  15. I thank you so much for the comment you left me. I know that reading and commenting on blogs takes a lot of time, but it's so worth it.
    I think you need to be kinder to yourself and not put so much pressure on getting things on your list done. One day at a time, do what you can and don't worry about what you didn't do.
    Be safe and happy, have a great rest of the week, tomorrow is another day......

  16. Well I'm amazed at your list - mine is just a bunch of silly things!


  17. You're all so sweet! If I haven't already e-mailed you about your comments, I will as soon as I can....because y'all told me it was okay to give myself a break! :)

  18. So true, Becky. The longest journey starts with a single step...

    Critter Alley

  19. Hi, Becky,
    A little at a time does it, I say! You will get your to do's accomplished I am sure. Focus on your writing most of all because I know this is your real passion. If you and your hubby decide to "simplify" your life, I think you will love apartment living. Enjoy your upcoming weekend, dear friend, and thank you for stopping by for a visit with me at Bunny Cottage. Vicki


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