Are you a list maker? I make a lot of lists. A.LOT.OF.LISTS. It’s pretty much the first thing I do every morning. I have a cup of coffee and make a list of things I have to do that day. And another list of things I have to do that week. And probably another one I have to do that month. I also have separate lists for different things. A regular to do list. A blog to do list. A kids to do list. A places to go or errands to run list. A things to buy list. A grocery list (No, That is not the same as “things to buy” since I don’t buy everything at the grocery store! Separate list.) Then when I have crossed off most things from any one of those lists, I transfer the remaining to a new list! AHH! I sound so crazy.
I’ve tried to do this all on my phone. I know there are amazing apps for this sort of thing. But there is just something about putting pen to paper that I love. Crossing things off that I’ve finished feels much better to me than clicking a little box. 🙂 (And yes, I have been known to put something on my lists that I just finished just so that I can cross it off! It feels so good!)
My husband will sometimes find one of my lists laying around and write a new line item. Always a joke and usually stupid. “buy Kevin a present” or “take Kevin golfing” are favorites. And he thinks it’s hilarious to write “make a list” on my list. Funny guy! 🙂
And then there is the calendar. I’m very particular about my calendars! I know lots of people successfully use their phone or computer or e-mail for calendars. But, I just LOVE seeing it on paper. I like use a different color to represent each member of the family or each type of activity. I don’t like weekly calendars, only monthly! (see, I told you I was particular!)
And now that school is starting and I am giving this whole homeschooling a whirl for the first time, I am finding more and more stuff that I need to write down and keep track of. Lesson plans, play dates, art classes, music classes, gymnastics, piano, co-op meetings, pre-school days, Kevin’s off days and ‘on call’ days.
I’m really loving these BIC Atlantis® Pens for all of my list making and calendar tracking and lesson planning! (I use a different color for each subject!) They’re so smooth to write with! I love the colors and they don’t bleed or skip. The smoothness of the ink is awesome. Seriously, dependably smooth! I didn’t even know that was something I needed in a pen until I used these! I really don’t need my thoughts interrupted by anything else! Thanks BIC Back-to-School for making a pen that let’s me stay in my list making groove!
Who else is a list maker?? Let’s make a list!!!
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