I am one of those people that can't function without a list. If it isn't on my list, it isn't getting done. And often even if it is on my list, it will get overlooked.
I find this to be especially true at the grocery store. I take the time to plan menus, double check the fridge and pantry, make a list in order by grocery aisles and inevitably something will still get left behind!
In addition to my lists, I am very dependant on my day planner. I started using one in college and have been hooked ever since. With the aid of these
crutches helpful tools, I give off a pretty convincing illusion of being organized.
But I am not.
Organization is contrary to every fiber of my being...hence the need for
crutches helpful tools.
Unfortunately, I have come to realize that failure to
write anything down appropriately utilize organization tools renders said tools utterly useless. Obvious, I know!
I have been really having a hard time with this lately. I used to have a pretty good system in place, and yet for some reason it is falling apart. I have just stopped writing things down and my brain can't remember why!
So I look at my planner, it seems as if I have nothing planned, so I schedule a playdate for Libby.
And then, the day before the playdate, I realize that I do in fact have conflicting plans.
No biggie! I call the mom, explain that I
am a complete doof forgot about previous plans and we reschecule for the following week.
I double booked myself...AGAIN!
This time I am embarrassed when I call her up to explain my faux pas. But, and this is why I really want to be this woman's friend, she is completely understanding and we simply reschedule again.
Oh yeah! I did it again!!
What is my problem? I want to blame my children, but I can't remember why it is their fault. Surely I am too young to be experiencing the first stages of dementia...I am only
Ah, well, I am off to make a humiliating phone call.
Now where did I put the phone...