Sunday, October 4, 2009

Day of Rest

I love lists. I usually accomplish nothing in a day unless I write out a to-do list the night before. Sometimes, if I do something during the day that isn't on my list, I will write the item on my to-do list for the day, then check it off. I've been writing them in my planner (also a personal obsession, even though I really have nothing to plan for at the moment) so I can go back and look at what I have done and haven't done.

So in the spirit of my to-do lists, I will make a list of what I have done today, and then mentally check everything off.

  • Shower (trust me, a huge accomplishment in itself)
  • Go to church
  • Take a nap
  • Host an informal Cowboys/Broncos watching party (Nice win, Cowboys!)
  • Watch Dexter
  • Watch Mad Men
  • Make a to-do list for tomorrow
  • Make a grocery list for tomorrow
Ok, I realize how boring it is for ANYONE beside myself to read this, but I encourage you to make a to-do list of your own, if you aren't already the type who does this. It's fun to document small accomplishments.

In other news.

Yesterday, Kennedy and I went to my parents house to drop off a "lawn vacuum" we had borrowed. I know, my parents are sooo extravagant. Anyway, while there, my mom loaded up the back of my car with a bunch of stuff she didn't want that I did want...(i.e. some magazines, potting soil, a bunch of ceramic pots to plant things in, a magazine rack!) She also gave me a bag of small pumpkins that she got at the grocery store. How exciting! I often talk myself out of buying things like this, especially since I don't have a job right now. I feel that there are better things to spend our money on at the moment....

Long story short, with this bag of pumpkins, I was able to make a fun fall centerpiece out of things I had around the house. Thanks to Courtney for inspiring me to get in the fall spirit!

Here are a couple of photos of my work.

At first, I just put it on a placemat.

Then, I pulled out this old 7-up crate that Kennedy it some nice height.

Ok....time to go check Dexter off my list.


Stephanie Dean said...

I love it! I have all my fall decorations in my classroom since that is where I spend all of my time. I am a list maker too! There is something so satisfying about checking things off when you have completed them!!!

Courtney said...

I LOVE it too! That crate is perfect with the look.
Also like the new layout by the way. =)

Sarah said...

I LOVE your fall center piece. Very nice!

I too am a list maker...I could not live without my checklists.

And yeah, so I said I was on board with this blogging everyday in October..well it's October 4th and no posts yet...oh well :P

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