Monday, December 27, 2010

The Infamous To Do List

I always have one, a To Do list. Sometimes it is on a scrap of paper, sometimes in the little notebook I carry around for jotting down ideas, things I need to buy, a book I want to read, a song I like. Anyhow there is always an unending To Do list somewhere and it is never more ambitious than when I have, oh, say TWELVE WHOLE DAYS OFF at Christmastime.

My friend, Sttaci, gave me an entire stash of "L" notepads and memo pads and magnetic pads that are PERFECT for making my lists. You know, "L" for Lesli. I have a fondness for the letter L!

My list this morning looks a little something like this:

Thank you cards. For all those wonderful Christmas presents I received. I found some thank-you cards from years past, but chances are, I will need to buy more thank-you cards.

Update my address book. I still carry around a purse-sized address book that is about 10 years old. Somewhere, but I can't even tell you where, I have the cutest Anne Keenan Higgins address book that I need to transfer all my addresses to. Only I can't find it. But maybe I will come across it this week.

Since I am:

Working on my walk-in closet (always!)

Clearing off my dresser

Straightening my yellow Pottery Barn desk (my gawd I have paperwork that is pre-historic!)

I also received for Christmas the Nookcolor from my husband and so far I have charged it for 3 hours, put on its cute lavender cover (still waiting for Kate Spade to come out with a cover for the Nookcolor version! like they have for the regular Nooks), navigated my way around until I am halfway familiar, and listened to Pandora while working out. I want to actually purchase a book or magazine. I received many Barnes & Noble gift cards for Christmas because everyone knew I was getting a Nook.

Buy a purple Christmas tree. I actually did that yesterday!! I returned one of my gifts that really wasn't to my taste or decorating style and I used the store credit to purchase a 2-foot purple Christmas tree instead for next year.

Melly. Okay, this is a store at the Galleria in Edina that has a certain kate spade velvet bow bag that I want. I think it would be perfect for New Years Eve and it is now on sale.

Williams Sonoma. I have a $30 coupon because I spent so much there on a gift for my husband, the cook. I bought him a very expensive pressure cooker. I know nothing about cooking and if it doesn't involve making cute cupcakes, forget it. But Eric is really into cooking and this thing does everything in a fraction of the time it would normally take.




Yes, I really listed that 3 times. I am planning to work out a total of 90 minutes today. I am 2-3 pounds heavier than normal and it is true it could just be PMS weight gain, but it could also be all of those holiday treats so I figure I better nip it in the bud now!

So that's my list. I better get busy!


What's on your list? Are you on a staycation this week or are you at work?


Anonymous said...

I love little notebooks and journals; they are great for so many things! I received a pretty little notebook with a pink patterned cover from my great-aunt. Here's to writing it all down in 2011!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I think I'm going to buy a regular Nook (still can't decide if it's worth the extra for the color) because I think it will be great for working out and reading at the same time! It's so hard to read a book while on the elliptical!

Cathy said...

It's so funny that you posted this yesterday...I was writing up a post of my own about my to-do list! I'll post it soon. I have a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble and I'm going to buy a fun new notebook to carry around and write my lists in!

Sttacia said...

I am SOOOOO happy that you loved all the notepads and L stationery! As you know, I don't do resolutions, just goals (for decades) and I am ashamed to say that I'm just finishing up my list, oops!