I wrote this a while ago, but, unfortunately, it’s still common in my life.
I got the alert from the library that one of my library books is due soon. So, I started looking through the books and deciding what other books I should take back, since I’m going to be heading there anyhow. I realized that I was missing a book. It wasn’t close to due yet, so I was not concerned. I had time to find it. While I was looking, I found a book that I had forgotten that I had checked out, with the intention of going to a bookclub meeting about it. After I checked it out, I decided I just wasn’t interested in the book, so, it needed to go back,and I wasn’t going to that bookclub meeting. I didn’t even know it was missing, since I had no interest in it.
I found the book that’s due soon, and underneath it was a book that I read on kindle, so I didn’t need to keep it around.
I was supposed to return one book, but I found seven to go back. And picked up nine books that were on hold. I am not making progress on this, it seems.
I had a good todo list going yesterday. Mostly involving library books.
Worked. Nothing terribly unusual there
Blogged. Pulled up and finished some draft posts. I put new library holds on the library site.
Returned library books. I returned two of the six overdue books, since they were in my car already. I figured that I may as well get one of the list’s items done.
Confirmed non tech friend on Facebook. Had to phone her first to make sure it was her. Wasn’t on my list.
Had leftovers from last night for lunch. Wasn’t on my list.
Sorted library books, somewhat. I found 7 books to go back. I returned them on the way to class. I still have 2 overdue books left to locate and return. I know where 2 of them are, but I didn’t return them.
Got dirty scrubs into the washing machine and hung them. I remembered to bring them to work with me this morning, too.
Went to class and got a good chunk of two projects done.
I haven’t decided what to pack on my trip. I have a general plan for clothes, but not for books. I didn’t fix the book stack, but it isn’t as precarious as I thought it was. I did manage to check that.
I did end up with more than ten items on my list, but most were related and I got the important stuff done.
The most important thing I did was let my family sort out the issues that came up that I didn’t really need to be involved with. They got the majority of the pressing issues done, without my help.
I have a bad habit of checking out too many library books at a time. I get them read, but not quickly enough. To make this problem worse, the library no longer charges for overdue books, so I tend to sit on the books, thinking that I’ll get to them eventually.
I renew my books online, but if there is someone waiting for the book, or if I have already renewed the loan three times, I can’t renew it anymore. These books become overdue.
I have several that are overdue, and several that I know I won’t read any time soon. These should go back. I know this.
I will be going on a trip soon, so I think I should probably go through my library books and see what I’ll finish before I go, and what I want to take with me. The audiobooks automatically go with me, on my phone, so they aren’t an issue. And ebooks go on my kindle. Both types of digital books get returned as soon as the library decides I need to return them.
I have given myself a project today. Actually, multiple projects. 1) return the library books that are in my car. 2) Decide what library books are due, and what won’t be read before my trip. 3) Decide what is going with me on my trip. 4) Locate the books that are going to go back. 5) Put the books to return in the car. And… 6) Fix the book stack that may topple while I am away.
I also have to do laundry, since I spilled my breakfast down the front of my scrubs at work this morning.
I probably should start thinking about what I am going to pack for my trip, too.
Two more tasks for a nice round 10?
I have used the calendar in my phone for years without incident. Recently, I went to paper for my daily tasks. It works great for to-do lists.
Yesterday, I tried to get the majority of my list done in one trip. ATM, pharmacy, gas, etc, etc. I was checking them off one by one. I got home and worked on projects that weren’t on my list. I went off to class, knowing that I had accomplished a lot my list.
When I got home, I realized that I had forgotten two things, but nothing urgent. I am still wondering how I managed to forget something when it was written down. It takes talent. Plus, I’m still a work in progress.
I got up early today with a long to-do list. I showered and dressed and realized that I hadn’t heard from my kids, who were supposed to be up and moving. Not a good start.
I grabbed the two who were coming with me and we headed out to the first task. Traffic was awful. So I got dropped off with the kid who needed to be there, and the other kid parked the car. Task one, done!
Task two was not so easy. I was trying to get a deposit made, but the ATM decided to go off line. Try again later.
Breakfast went ok. Then home to load the car with recycling. I headed to drop something off with a friend, and the kids headed to the recycling Center. I got a call that the recycling Center was too busy, so we decided to meet at the oil change place.
I stopped at the post office and found that I’d received the check I was waiting for. Still can’t deposit it.
We went to get nails done after dropping off the car. After nails we picked up the car and headed back to the recycling Center. Still crowded, but the stuff got dropped off.
I handed over the keys to the storage unit and went off to deposit my checks. The kids went over there to pick up camping gear before they went shopping.
I finished up my errands with a trip to the library, filled the car with gas and hit the grocery store. I went with a list based on our meal planning, but added a few things. Not bad.
I went home and started dinner and prepped a couple of meals and snacks for week. I got a lot done today, just not in the order I was expecting.
Yesterday, I was refilling the liquid soap pumps in the bathroom. I spilled some of the soap on my hands. I decided to wash my hands and of course, you guessed it, I decided that I needed to put soap on them to get the soap off. I decided that I was a little too tired to being doing that kind of life admin at that time of night.
MWF and TTh run differently at our house. Wednesday was the actual First day of school. Yesterday was the first Thursday of school.
I don’t have classes on MWF, so Wednesday didn’t affect me much. Yesterday, I had class in the evening. I tried to get my to-do list together so I could do it on the way home. I got a lot of it done, actually. I got home from work before my kids got home, so I managed a nap after a few chores.
I started packing the car about fifteen minutes before departure time and it took me longer than I anticipated. We left for school a little late, but made it on time. I realized that I forgot some of my equipment. I have the syllabus, but I didn’t realize that I’d get far enough to actually need all of the tools. And, toward the end of class. the instructor told me to skip the first project, anyway, since I’d done it last semester. Good thing I didn’t get far.
I got a background done.
It wouldn’t be acrylic painting class for me if I didn’t paint other things besides the canvas. Off to a great start of the semester!