Friday, April 1, 2011

Oh, Amber

As the weekend approaches, I get almost giddy with thoughts of all I might accomplish. So many things that have been piling up could get done. Oh, how good that would feel!

Sure, weekends are for relaxing, but just think of all the THINGS I could get DONE! Wow! If I keep my eyes focused on the next item, and if I work work work, there's a chance I could cross off all of these 26 items by Sunday night.

Is the crazy alarm going off in your head? It should be.

Albert Einstein defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." According to this definition, I am insane.

To say that history repeats itself would be an understatement. I find my history repeating itself all the time. Just this January, I wrote this blog on the same theme that I write to you about today.

As weekends approach, I tend to load up any free scraps of paper with to-do lists. Then, I try desperately to cross off each task on the list over the course of the weekend. Inevitably, I can't because I need more time than is in a weekend to finish these ambitious lists. I come to the weekend's close with a few stragglers still hanging on the to-do list, which I then transfer to a new to-do list for the following week. I usually feel badly about myself that I wasn't able to get everything done.

What would it look like to have a not-do list? I laugh out loud as I type that! That would be so fun, wouldn't it? I'd love to make a list of everything I'm not going to do this weekend. Oooh, that would be liberating! I'm not going to stress out. I'm not going to clean. I'm not going to do things I don't want to do. I'm not going to set an alarm. I could keep going with this!

Well, I think what I REALLY will end up doing this weekend is making a good try to get some of the things off of my to-do list. But I'll also put relaxing on the list. For starters, I'm going to go enjoy a lovely cup of tea...

Good luck with your weekend plans, whatever they are. And let's both put at least one item on our "Not-Do List." :)


  1. PS I'd like to say that I was witty enough to turn this blog post into an April Fool's joke, but I was serious! I really did make a list of 26 things for me to do by Sunday night. Yes, it's true friends. That's who I am. :)

  2. Well, I got a good chunk of things crossed off and managed to relax a little too! However, I kept ADDING things to the list. There should be some rule about that!