I've lost the list! Are you a list maker?

United States
April 30, 2008 5:07pm CST
I'm sure there is something Freudian about this. I made a "to do" list, two of them actually, for the next couple of days. My spouse is out of town and I wanted to get lots done. I marked a couple of things off this morning, but now I can't find either of the lists! Sounds like I really don't WANT to do what's on them! LOL Just how many of you are list makers? I'll bet you are better at not losing the lists!
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
1 May 08
I do make lists when I really need to get a lot of stuff done. I love to mark stuff off lists. I seldom lose the lists when I make them.
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• United States
1 May 08
Yeah, marking things off the lists is the best part. I don't usually lose them, either. But I sure don't know what happened to those two lists.
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Haha I'm a list maker. I love my lists. I also seem to lose them as fast as I make them. I make my grocery list from a weekly recipe list and no matter what, I end up at the store without the list 50% of the time. Unbelievable. I make lists of projects and sit them down and have to hunt for them. I love my lists and need to make a list of what I need to put a system in place to organize my lists I guess.
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• United States
1 May 08
Maybe you need a list of your lists! :-) I love marking things off my list. That's one of the big reasons I make them, helps me feel productive. I usually keep my lists at my place at the dining table so that whenever I am in the kitchen/dining area I can check it and mark something off. Still haven't found them, though. Maybe I should make another one and hope I don't forget anything important.
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• United States
30 Apr 08
If its a big job, such as lets say moving, yes I will have to make a to do list... but I am a procrastinator, so a to do list that does not get done would and does make me feel like an awful person LMAO..... I keep it simple most days.. Hey if I were you I would be enjoying the solitude, and slurping up the luxury of having my home all to myself. Does not happen to me to often.
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• United States
1 May 08
Well, the idea was that I'd get lots done by doing tasks and alternating them with art, reading, and other luxurious things. But I still haven't found the lists, so am not sure how I'm doing with tasks. However, I did nap and read today. Tomorrow I will work on my art and maybe take myself out to eat. I'll try to fit some tasks in there, too. :-)
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• United States
1 May 08
I'm a list maker. I like making lists because without them, I'd be pretty lost. I really need to make several lists very soon. I need to begin packing to move out of my apartment and back home. I need to make a list of things to take home for the concert I will be attending on Saturday. I just really need to decide on everything very soon. I've started keeping lists on my computer desktop. There are 'sticky note' programs online that are really helpful. They're just like post it notes but they are on your desktop and you can make them visible however you wish. It really keeps me organized, I don't lose them and I don't waste paper. The program I'm currently using it called Hott Notes.
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• United States
1 May 08
Sounds interesting. I'll give HottNotes a try. Hope it is dummy friendly, cause I'm not that great at technology!
• United States
9 May 08
Well I created a list or two with hottlist. I even checked some things off when done. Now I can't get them to show up. I can't even get the options to show up, can't look at archives, etc. So I uninstalled it. I may try reinstalling it again when I have more time to fuss with it. I had hoped it would float on my most recently opened window, but it didn't.
@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
1 May 08
I make a list. But i should call it my never do list. It is also neverending. I pick and choose what i want to do and some things never get done they just move on down the line.
• United States
1 May 08
Hey, deciding not to do it counts! Then you can cross it out!
@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
2 May 08
No, it doesnt get crossed out. It still needs to be done. So its still on the list. It never gets crossed off. It just remains there till i do it.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
1 May 08
Hello youdontsay! :-) I Hope that you find your list before it's late! I know it's not helpful to lose a list when the task is big and there are a lot of things to be done. For me, it depends. If I have an important task where I can't afford to forget anything, I do make a check list. I am not good a grocery shopping either, generally, and would forget if I have to do a lot. But now that I am living alone, it's very few things so I keep in my head. When my partner was here, I used to make a list, though, all the time because otherwise I would forget one or two things always and it's terrible especially if the next day is a holiday like today when nearly all markets are closed.
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• United States
1 May 08
I found them this morning! They were under a stack of stuff for one of the projects on the list. :-) I keep a Master Grocery List on my computer of items we often use. And before going to the store I create a shopping list from there, adding and deleting items as needed and marking what I have coupons for so I'll check brands. That probably sounds anal-retentive, but it really just helps me do the list more carefully and quickly.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
1 May 08
youdontsay, you are much more organized in grocery shopping planning than myself. I find it impressive! :-)
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
1 May 08
I make lists sometimes, but that doesn't mean I don't lose them (or follow them!). I think I do it to make some order out of my life. So many things right now are out of my control, I guess putting items on a list where they are nice and orderly gives some semblance of, well, order! I'm the same way about paying my bills. I have a notebook where everything is written down very meticulously, minimum payment due, how much I paid, interest paid, etc. I may not have much control over getting them paid off as quickly as I'd like, but I can control how they're monitored. Can you say OCD?
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• United States
1 May 08
Well, OCD is only diagnosed if putting things in order causes problems with everyday living. Sounds to me that it is a stress management tool. Good for you.