Saturday, May 9, 2009

Lists, Lists, and More Lists

I am a fan of lists. All kinds of lists - to do lists, grocery lists, things-I’m-on-the-hunt-for lists, suggested reading lists, “bucket lists,” etc. (See? You can even have a list of lists!) I always have a grocery list started and I add to it daily. I usually have a “things-I’m-on-the-hunt-for" list going, and it includes things like a toaster oven, a new nightlight for the front bathroom, and a pencil sharpener (see below). I have a couple of suggested reading lists on my bookshelf among all my books. I have a “bucket list” that includes things like going to Paris, going whale watching, seeing an opera, and flying first class at least once – which I was able to mark off my list last year. (And while I was just looking at my bucket list, I found another list – “things that bug me that I cannot change.” Ha! I’d forgotten all about that one!)

I’ve decided that I love lists so much that one day a week, I think it will be Thursday, I’m going to post a list. I have a few started already – my favorite words, my favorite combinations, and my questions for the universe (not as serious as it sounds).

In the meantime, since I posted a list on Thursday of possible things to do on my day off on Friday, here’s a list of what I did. (And it was all guilt free!) Items in orange were on my list of endless possibilities.

  • Sat with granddaughter (2 ½ yrs.) for an hour (at 5 a.m.! So much for sleeping in on my day off.)
  • Received my Mother’s Day gift from my daughter (jewelry! Worth getting up at 5 a.m. for!)
  • Read blogs and drank coffee
  • Filled hummingbird feeder
  • Baked brownies (and ate them of course!)
  • Tried a new tea – Bigelow Cherry Vanilla (pretty good. I sweetened it a little & it really did taste like cherry vanilla)
  • Cooked myself breakfast (poached egg on toast – one of my favorites)
  • Put a new ink cartridge in one of my fountain pens
  • Wrote cards to girlfriends with said fountain pen (and mailed them before postage goes up on Monday) (this also fulfills my Monthly Intention from a few posts ago.)
  • Sharpened all of my pencils
  • Discovered I need a new pencil sharpener
  • Cleaned up my office (I know that sounds like work, but now I can have my new Daily System from Pottery Barn put up. Yay!)
  • Ate a brownie (because of all that work)
  • Cleaned kitchen sink and washed dishes from making brownies (I know that sounds like MORE work, but it was seriously about to be gross)
  • Talked to my friend in Tucson
  • Took a bath in the afternoon (luxury!)
  • Found Copenhagen on my world map
  • Read
  • Read blogs
  • Took a nap
  • Ordered new books from my book club (one for me and one for a friend)
  • Ordered A Cup of Poetry Tea (from the Republic of Tea) to sip while I’m writing haiku
  • Ordered the new decaf version of one of my friend’s favorite tea for her
  • Kissed my husband when he got home from work
  • Fixed an antipasti platter for dinner (No cooking involved!)
  • Had a glass of beer
  • Had dinner at the coffee table, seated on the floor
  • Received my Mother’s Day gift from my son in the mail (a Twilight t-shirt. He’s pretty clever!)
  • Watched 2 episodes of “Two and a Half Men”
  • Read blogs
  • Twittered (Tweeted?)
  • Ate a popsicle
  • Took another bath
  • Read in bed with my booklight (I don’t know why that’s so much fun. Must have something to do with when we were kids.)
  • Got to sleep on time!

All in all, I'd say this would make my list of "My Best Days Ever."


  1. thank you so much for finding your way over to my blog. Stop by anytime, if you let me know ahead of time I will put the coffee on first. Comment much!

  2. A girl after my own heart you are, Janet...I'm a list-maker too! :o) Always have been...and especially now as I grow older and the gray matter in the head gets fuzzier...If it's not written down it doesn't get done or doesn't happen--LOL! Looking forward to you weekly lists--what a great idea. Looks like you had some fun the other day on your day off! Happy Day :o)

  3. (Sung to the tune of Matchmaker)
    Listmaker, Listmaker,
    Make me a list,
    I'll get a pen
    and tick them off quick
    Listmaker, Listmaker
    Enumerate my day,
    And write me the perfect list!

    Yeah. I love lists, too :-)

  4. Muse - You are SO clever! Thank you!

  5. Janee' thank you so much for the beautiful mother's day card. Handmade and written in your beautiful handwriting with your special fountain pen. You are a wonderful friend and I love you!



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