Thursday, April 16, 2009

My "to do" list

Sometimes my life seems to close in with details that leave my head spinning or wake me up at 2:45 am. That's what happened tonight. I woke up remembering that there were some emails that I hadn't taken care of when they came in a couple of days ago. By now they've slipped off the bottom of the screen and might get lost in the past if I don't take care of them. Then thinking of these got me started on the rest of the little things that I have to take care of tomorrow. My life isn't that complicated but sometimes things converge and I end up mentally writing a "to do" list at 4:30 in the morning.


Send emails to
  • the woman inquiring about flyball training for her dog
  • the writer of the article that didn't make it into the Citizen Canine newsletter
  • son Jamie to wish him good luck on his exam
  • the tenants about arrangements for their broken window
  • executive members about plans for the dog walk
Phone calls
  • Saanich parks department about plans for the landscaping on the boulevard
  • my sister about what we can bring to dinner on Friday
  • Brenda about the purse she left at my place last night
  • CRD to see if the newsletters are ready
To do
  • 9:00 Pilates
  • Shop for groceries for dinner
  • Pick up my cousin Mell at the ferry at 2:30
  • Drop off posters at vet's offices in Sidney
  • Vacuum and get the spare room ready
  • Write up minutes from last night's planning meeting
  • 6:00 Canine freestyle dance class
There may be more but I think I'll leave it at that. I had the idea that getting up and writing this down would allow me to get back to sleep. It may work or it may not. Now I'm going back to bed.


  1. Doesn't sound like much until you write it down. Did writing it purge your spinning brain? Just curious.

  2. Actually yes, I was able to go to sleep when I went back to bed at 5:30--but morning came pretty quickly thereafter.


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