1. Write a to-do list
2. Buy bigger note-pad for to-do list, there's too much "to do" for a 2 by 4 inch space.
3. Clean the bathrooms
4. Buy more Sharpies for all this "to do list" writing because...why are all the Sharpies dried out??? (at which point, the Sharpie suddenly kicks in with a heavy black line, evidently making a bold statement on condition of bathrooms (it's not wrong), and then immediately fades into nothingness again, even after I tap the top of it - ever so gently - on the counter in order to coax another re-soaking of ink and it only responds by retreating inside so that it is completely flat, rendering itself useless and (oh, so NOW it works...) leaving a cute little trail of black dots on the counter.
5. Google articles on how writers can avoid "run-on" sentences.
6. Google removing marks made by Sharpies on counters.
7. Google how to avoid being distracted by, um. Google.
8. Go reverse shopping with all that Christmas party stuff I didn't use at the family Christmas party this past Sunday, especially the book "How To Cook the Perfect Turkey" that was, unfortunately, NOT given to the host exactly 3 hours (plus thawing and brining time) prior. Not that tuna sandwiches aren't festive? And nothing says Christmas like a 7-layer dip. No, really! What fun I had demanding everyone name all 7 layers! No one could accuse me of not knowing how to have a good time.
9. Find receipts for the aforementioned stuff. (except that glitter wrapping paper that completely covered the dog in glitter, making her look like a magnificent, mystical creature from a sparkly magical land, given to me by a fairy Godmother. That stuff stays.)
10. Google whether there is such a thing as a black hole. I mean, obviously there is (see: missing receipts), but validation from Google is always nice.
11. Revisit item 7
12. Download a series of apps that remind me to do stuff.
13. Work, feed dog, cook, clean, pick up, drop off, advise, instruct, spend quality time, read, write, meditate, exercise, laugh, and nap (in no particular order) but turn sound down on phone, so as not to hear the annoying "ping" constantly reminding me to do stuff.
14. Write a blog post featuring my to-do list because of the concept of my even writing, let alone completing, a to-do list is actually kinda laughable, which is exactly like one of my regular posts, if you think about it.
(don't think about it)
Here's to "getting stuff done" this holiday season!!! (raises Tim Horton's mug filled with coffee)
(the dog looks a little judgey because her list is comprised of 3 items - eat, sleep, repeat - and she blasted through them all before 10am)