Wednesday, May 26

"List-maker, list-maker, make me a list..."

 Are you a list maker?

 I am.

 I live by my list. If I don't have half a dozen lists going at one time, I'm lost.

 I will list my lists for you. 

1. List of to-do's (lots of phone calls, cleaning, errands to run.) 

2. Grocery list (short this week because we are trying to eat our way through the food in the fridge before we leave to go back to Idaho.)

3. List of projects to complete (includes putting together a chandelier that needs to be re-wired to plug into the wall, re-covering my ironing board with fabric that doesn't look like it has been barfed on, making another burlap garbage can liner (sounds weird, but I swear, it really is cute), repaint canvas on living room wall, make a key ring hook to replace the four nails pounded into the sheet rock currently serving as our key ring hook (we're high class around here, yessirree.)

4. List of photos I want to take.

5. List of places I want to go.

6. List of books I want to read in the near future (there are currently 81 books on this list and counting...I add to this list daily with no end in sight...Hello, my name is Michelle and I am a bookaholic...)

7. List of character flaws I want to eradicate (there's something along the line of obsessive list-making on there.)

8.  List of things to take to Idaho.

9. List of things to bring back from Idaho.

and so on...

But I will share a little secret with you.


when I'm really feeling especially frisky...

I ditch my list.

I do.

I go listless.

You should try it too.

It's positively...


As for those of you who aren't list-makers,
you don't know what you're missing out on.

The feeling of ditching your list, that is.


Idaho Sutters said...

You are cracking me up. I love your posts. We can't wait to see you.

christa said...

So another thing to add to your "list". . .BLACKFOOT!!! Ya Baby!

Bhennefer said...

I love lists but definately this year we need to get Ethan and Stockton together!!

Tana said...

I need more lists! I think it would help with my AOADD.

Cassondra said...

I LOVE this post!! It is my new favorite.

I, too, can be a list maker at times. In fact, I'll share one with you now.

A FEW of the things I love/appreciate/admire about you, Michelle:

You are genuinely kind.
You've always made me feel welcome in your family and comfortable in your home.
You are smart & well read.
You are generous.
You live your testimony.
You are dedicated to your children's education and well being.
Your creative talent and vision for things is mind boggling!
Despite all you have and are, you are still humble.
You like to laugh.
You work hard.
You don't gossip or speak ill of others, including your husband.
You are constantly seeking to learn more and improve yourself.
You honor your parents.
You appreciate beauty and create beauty all around you.
You don't waste time watching TV.
You find joy in motherhood and womanhood.

You are one of my hero's - truly, such an example and inspiration to me! I think the world of you and appreciate your friendship. I totally wish we lived closer and could visit more often. I hope you're enjoying your summer in Carey. We're hoping to make it up for Stockton's baptism. :)