That’s on The List

by Rebecca A. Watson on January 20, 2012

in habits, life

It’s finally raining. I don’t know what it is about rainy days, but I love them. Even if I have to bike in them. My garden is singing, it’s so happy!


Rainy weekends make me feel spectacularly cozy. I tend to hermit out even more than normal. I write this while I’m sitting under a blanket and afghan I’m knitting. I’m wearing wool socks and yoga pants. I haven’t yet opened a beer but it’s in my future.

Sounds relaxing, doesn’t it? But something in my head won’t let it be relaxing. It’s tallying up all the things I want to do this weekend and keeping score.

Will I do yoga? Will I write some letters? Will the ice cream cookie sandwiches get made? Will I make another batch of creamy wild rice with chicken soup? I know, I’m making you hungry.

Chocolate white chocolate chip cookie and vanilla bean ice cream sandwich with chocolate chip trimming

A while ago I threw out my to-do list, so now it lives in my head. I can’t decide if that’s a good or a bad thing. I was addicted to lists.  The satisfaction of crossing things off was oh, so delicious, but they ruled my life.

Now I’m wondering if it wasn’t so much the list, but the list-maker that ruled my life. I’ve been told that I’ve got a bit of a hyper work-ethic and I know my inner critic can get a little out of hand too.

So what if I just readjust how I view a to-do list? As a way to get all the tasks I’d like to do at some point on paper. Just so I can remember them. And maybe have a little more fun with it?

Making a list and checking it twice

Do you have a to-do list? Do you love it or hate it or a combo? What’s on your list that’s fun?

No promises, but I may finally put together a recipe for my kick-ass Minnesota soup. It’s on the list 😉

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