Today marks the last Sunday to fall before 2 major events. The first is obvious: Christmas Day. The second is my return back to work from maternity leave. AKA the best 3 months of my life. But we won’t go into details about that part just now. Alas, this leaves much organizing and planning to be done today to prepare for the momentous week ahead. There are presents to be wrapped and packing to do for our jaunt out to the ‘burbs for the holiday. For my big debut back in the office there is an entire maternity (and maternity leave) wardrobe to be packed up, labeled, and put into the attic, and there is an entire work wardrobe to be taken out of the attic and arranged neatly back into the master bedroom closet. But before landing a coveted spot in our tiny, 6-foot “master” closet, each item must be tried on to ensure a postpartum fit that won’t resemble a sausage stuffed in its casing. So to stay on top of all this mayhem we kicked off The Last Sunday by doing what we do best – creating a to-do list. While eating blueberry pancakes and Jimmy Dean microwave sausage links.
Making lists is the single best thing a person can do to keep him/herself organized. If you do nothing else in your life to keep things in check, having a to-do list (or several) will inherently create a general framework for order in your world. Taking 5-10 minutes to jot down everything you have to do, no matter how big or small or completely obvious, will instantly clear your mind and make you feel more productive. And you may surprise yourself – you may not actually have as much to do as you thought.
But, I digress. Back to the task at hand. By 11am our lists were made and we were on our way to checking things off. Or rather, scribbling things off, as B likes to tease me. And results for Day 1 are in: all presents are wrapped! Even the ones for KP from “Santa Paws”. I took before and after pictures of the mess that was our present and gift wrap pile, and I will share those later this week. Stay tuned for our progress.