Tuesday, November 27, 2012

this might just help

yesterday as i was making more lists and checking- only a few things off my list of to do and to purchase- pay---calls to make cards to send---situations to work out----something came to me------

if i could tackle each day's challenges like a preschooler's "work-sheets"----well then it just didn't seem as over-whelming

i remember kinda liking those work-sheets and i loved using them to teach robyn---i can't tell you how many work-books we went through

so even if a day is full of things much more serious than a work- sheet---i think it would help to view life's daily work as such----

some days i will get to all of my sheets---and others----well i might just have to do some make-up work the next day---

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  1. haha - - that's what I'm afraid of - - the makeup work!

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  2. Lynn, if the things on my to-do list were like worksheets, I'd be failing in every area :-) I never get everything done on my list. Ever.

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    1. haha that could be a problem with my theory susan ;)

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  3. Very nice. Keeping things straightforward and simple is good. I like.

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    1. yeah sometimes i am simple -which i like too--thanks suze:)

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  4. Great idea! However, I have a feeling I'd have a lot of makeup work to do. ;)

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    1. haha but it will all be there waiting on the hypothetical worksheet, dana :)

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    1. haha i am glad you agree, thanks saskia :)

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  6. The makeup sheets would be the taller stack around here!

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  7. How about a nice little chart where you get to collect gold stars for each task completed on time? Or if stars aren't your thing, maybe chocolate or gin? ;-)

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    1. hahaha----i will take the chocolate--but has to be sugar-free :(

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  8. Just make a list. It's more tidy than a bunch of sheets. You never have make up, you keep working on the list.

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    1. oh yeah, i can't make it without my lists joanne :)

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  9. I do the list thing all the time. I remember doing lots or preschool worksheets with my kids.

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    1. yeah, and even with the big things, i think i might try to look at life the same as these, susan :)

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  10. I like your analogy with our to do lists like preschool work sheets. Wonder who would draw the smiley faces on them when we did a great job with the list?

    betty

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    1. well i will have to get stickers since i can't even draw a stick figure, betty--thanks :)

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  11. I haven't been here in so long! I missed your nostalgic, sweet way to look at things. I think that if we adults looked at things with lighter eyes, even the deep, profound ones, life wouldn't be as overwhelming. Great post, as always Lynn.

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    1. hey gina, i have missed you too---you are always so encouraging and kind thanks :)

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  12. one more way school helps prepare us for life! thanks for helping me put my work in perspective! motivation is my next obstacle!

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    1. i am glad to help tara---that's what i meant by this post---putting life into perspective---haha you always get me :)

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  13. I have sticky notes all over my back door. Every day I take the day's sticky, and put it in my car on the dash.

    That way I know what we need and where to be every day.

    Sadly, this is how I function the entire month of December.

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    1. that's what i need, sticky notes!!!! thanks juli and hang in there, it will all be okay :)

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  14. It really helps to configure lists in this way. There's a lot of satisfaction in just checking off stuff!

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    1. oh it is the best feeling, isn't it jenny!!

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  15. I think that this sounds like a great way to get organized. Although it could be a problem when the worksheet is accidentally recycled with the newspapers.
    Julie

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  16. I've always been one to 'wing it' so I wish you luck with your sheets, hope you had a great holiday!

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  17. Great posting! I am such a procrastinator so I often have a lot of make up work. The hustle and bustle of this season doesn't really help either. Enjoyed reading your post.

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    1. yeah i am sure this season is one of the worst for procrastinators----hope ya catch up---and thanks :)

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  18. I make lists every day. I'm not sure if I've ever finished everything I wrote down. I must have make-up work a mile long!

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    1. haha yeah, i hate it when i find a list from like a year ago and i can only cross off maybe one thing! thanks joy :)

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  19. But you got to color some of those worksheets. I don't have any coloring listed. I think I need to add some easy worksheets and some with coloring, to break up the hard stuff!

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    1. i know---the coloring part has gotta be there--i find it so soothing, donna :)

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  20. This is an interesting idea. I am feeling so overwhelmed especially with the Christmas season almost here. Seems like I have way too much to do. I need some kind of organization for sure!

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    1. yep it is so easy to feel overwhelmed---that's why i am going to pick up gifts along the way this next year---thanks monica :)

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  21. I love lists. The biggest problem I have is keeping track of those lists!

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    1. haha i know, i will make a list and can't find it--make another one then find the original:)

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  22. I do make a daily list and a lot of times one or two from the bottom roll over to the next day. :)
    Enjoy your last few days of November.
    Marie

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  23. yeah, i hear ya marie---some of my worksheets are from last year :)

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  24. Awesome way of tackling your to do lists. I need to make a few myself. The more things I think about having to do, the less I want to do them. If I could physically cross them off, life would probably go a little smoother!

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    1. oh yeah, that crossing off part feels so good! thanks theresa :)

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  25. I don't know about worksheets but lists or a list is good. I had some important things I put on a list and cross them off as they get done. Shock absorbers for the car never seems to gvet accomplished but most other important things do eventually get done.

    I enjoyed your last post Lynn about the two separate dogs. Take care.

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    1. well the worksheets were really not about lists but were meant to be a metaphor for how to cope with life haha-----i am glad you enjoyed the doggie stories anthony :)

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  26. Checking things off of a list or a worksheet always feels good! So much to do this time of year! Laura

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    1. yep that checking thing is intoxicating, isn't it laura:)

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