Though you would never know it walking into my house, I love organization.
Sundays are good days for that – especially Sundays at the beginning of the month. I pull out my calendars and write down everything I need to remember for the week and the month. I have a write-on white board that I write in the month’s appointments and my court appearances. I check my internet family court schedule to make sure I have everything written down, then I check it against my engagement calendar to fill in things like dentist appointments, and then I check the school calendar and add in those events. If I can get Chip to figure out the other dates, I will add in the boy scout meetings, field trips, baseball practices and birthday parties.
Then is the to do list of things that I have to do – like call the phone company to increase my minutes on my plan, pick up a new baseball glove for Markus and make the reservation at the restaurant for dinner after Jesse’s First Communion next month.
Then is the work calendar, where I go through all my cases and list what has to be done on each one and where each case stands in terms of completion.
Then is the household repairs list – which we review each month to see what we can afford to work on that month.
Then is the bill paying list. Who is owed what to be paid by when and where is the money going to come from – which usually sends me back to the work calendar lists because I’m feeling a little overwhelmed now.
And then for fun, I will look at my knitting list – to see what projects I am working on, what projects stand a chance of completion this month and what I will start when they are done – because by now I need to look at something fun.
So that is what I did today, after spending the majority of my day at church with Jesse for his First Communion Retreat (Chip gets to do this next year with Vashua). I organized the calendars, made my lists and hopefully I am ready for the week. The boys are in bed, tired after a long day, the dogs are quiet and Chip is downstairs working. I am back to knitting the sock. I’m at five and three quarters inches of the top cuff and I need to get to six inches before I go to bed. Then, if I can get one more inch done tomorrow I will have completed what I wanted to do on this sock for now and will put it down for a little while. Our relationship has been rocky, and maybe some distance will do us (the sock and I) some good. I have a cowl that is two inches from being done that is calling to me. And its on the list.
To anyone reading this, I wish you a relaxed and peaceful Sunday evening.