Monday, 24 November 2014

To Do Lists


I love it when I can tick off lots of things on my To Do List. It's so satisfying. Over the last few weeks I've blogged about a number of current jobs and tasks and I'm pleased to say that this last week I've ticked off the following:


  • One therapeutic writing workshop successfully hosted, thereby kick-starting the East Midlands Lapidus group again. We had an amazing day thanks to the lovely people who attended. (The next meeting is going to be in January 2015 so if anyone is interested in joining us do let me know.)
  • One book signing (Children's Book of Richard III) at a Richard III Day at Leicester's Guildhall successfully completed with lots of compliments on both text and illustrations. (These were especially appreciated from members of the Richard III Society.)
  • One health club duly joined, one aquarobics class attended and one swimming session completed. (I went for the expensive club with no deep end for those of you who read my blog post from two weeks ago.)
  • The final report for The Lives Behind the Stones Cemetery Project completed. Yesterday I clicked "submit" on the screen, thereby sending it off to the Heritage Lottery Fund and marking the end of the project. (Not really the end because people still want me to add information but that's not a problem.)

The thing about To Do Lists is that you've never completely done with them. There are always more tasks to add, more challenges to meet, but then life would be boring if our To Do Lists were empty... wouldn't it?


20 comments:

  1. Lists - I couldn't survive without them. I've even been known to list stuff I've already done, so I can tick them off - makes the list of chores look so much less daunting!!

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    1. An interesting retrospective approach!!

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  2. I don't go as far as jo - that's cheating - butvi do make lists. My problem is that my lists gets so messy that i havecto transfer uncrossedoff stuff to a fresh one!

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    1. I'm not sure I'd call it cheating seeing as how it is Jo's list produced for herself but I know what you mean and my lists get messy too. The messier my list, the more enjoyable the work. That's what I find anyway.

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  3. your to - do list was quite exciting. Mine currently has 1. get orange juice. I do agree that it's satisfying when you have some good tasks to accomplish and you do them in the time allotted. Excellent job. I'd have a cup of tea and a biscuit, if I were you. Take care and have a great week

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    1. I love your to do list - get orange juice! I'm sure there's more that could go on it than that especially at this time of the year. Hope you're having a great Thanksgiving.

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  4. I should make lists, but I don't - probably because I always lose them, which is why I need them in the first place….well done, Ros, that sounds like some great boxes ticked there! Congratulations on the report, the signing and the hosting!!

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    1. I suppose lists don't work for everyone. I have been known to not look at my list the next day but at least writing it means that I can go to sleep without having to worry about holding 'stuff' in my head.

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  5. Hi Ros - you've achieved so much this year, and dealt with other things ... so I'm so pleased for you. I can quite understand that your book signing at Leicester Cathedral must have been a big Crown on your head - that's great news. The way you've set the book out .. and the art work illuminates your thoughts and Richard's life ...

    The Cemetery project must have been so rewarding and as you say .. still slowly ticking over ...

    Congratulations on a great year and ticking off those To-Dos ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you, Hilary, and cheers to you :-)

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  6. Oh heck, maybe I need to write a blog post in defence of cheating ...

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    1. Noooo! It's not about cheating. It's about using the list for our own purposes. It would only be cheating if there were rules and there are none!

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  7. I'm on again/off again with lists. I write them, use them, and then forget about them and just use my brain to remember things. But when I do use them, I find them super helpful.

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    1. I have to admit that I go through phases like that but when I'm into my 'making lists' phase it's always a sign that I'm being more organised.

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  8. You've been busy. Hope you're enjoying the swimming. I've yet to work out how to get to the swimming near here as I don't drive. I think it is a bit of a walk from the bus stop so not too sure if I'll go. I too have been ticking off things I have in mind to do but not enough hours in the day.

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    1. I would have thought that all that moving house activity was exercise enough for you at the moment. Take care and I'm sure the swimming can wait until Spring.

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  9. WOW, Ros! That is truly impressive. Allow yourself to feel suitably smug!

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    1. Not sure about smug. More like relieved!!

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  10. I write lists all the time.One for today,one for the next day and one for things to do in the week.What a pleasure it is to cross one off !!!!!Although not pleasurable to, do crossing off "hoover" or "dust" is. Petra.

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    1. A three-tier list system. Impressive.

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