Thursday, April 23, 2009

I am a little OCD

Are you a list maker? I very much am I need schedules to keep me on track with everything. I can be a little hyper or high strung sometime and schedules keep me focused. And everyone else because if they have a question I can just point to the list or schedule. So here are the follow list, schedules and notes I have going on right now...






Calendar on the fridge

Johnny's to do list (that I made just to help a fella out wasnt that nice). If you notice everything in our house is falling a part at the same time!This is the on going list of things we want to do this summerBrinsley and Noah's choresA doctor's appt.Ok here is the OCD part this is my weekly list and yes I mop and vacuum everyday I can't help itJust thought I would share so you do list?

Hugs

Carrie

31 comments:

Terra said...

Oh honey, we were cut from the same mold. I have THREE calendars on my fridge, one for meals, one for Life and one for Lauren's lunches. I have a list on my mousepad for blog stuff, I have a list on my computer for BIG projects and it is posted by my desk, I make a list each morning of what I have to do that day (on a sticky that I carry with me) I list my groceries out three months in advance, I organize my picture folders in to do lists and done lists, the girls have their chore lists, I have a "personal to do list" and then their is my reading list, my list of what clothes the girls need for summer is on my blackberry notepad - hey, I think that is it!!!

Terra said...

PS - this was a fun most, I smiled the whole time I read it and while I typed my comment.

BK said...

Without my giant agenda I'd be lost. It's broken down into days and then has a huge month overview and things are filled to the brim. It keeps me sane!

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I make list, then I lose them! I still make them though. I like your idea for a summer list, I am going to make one, too.
That looks like one fun party! Thanks for sharing it with us!
denise

Amy said...

Oh Carrie, I am a list kindof girl. I get picked on because I make myself reminders and tape them to my keys. I will forget if not. I also email myself lists and reminders. A girls got to do what a girls got to do.

Rhonda said...

I love lists too, but haven't been making them lately for some reason. I really need to do a chore list. I keep waiting on myself to do a real cutesy one, but it is not done and I've been wanting one for a year or so...You have inspired me to get back into it!

I loved your summer list. Was this all your own or did you involve the whole family? Loved it!

Rhonda said...

Hey I'm making homemade salsa this summer too...my first time!

I have a question. Are there rewards for the chores? Allowance? Or do they do the chores because they are a part of the family? Just curious? Thanks!

jenjen said...

Good lists! I was scrutinizing your kids' chore lists. I make my kids do theirs on Saturdays but it's hard because we have sports games on Saturdays so it's really cutting into chore time. I'm trying to come up with a better system.

XOXO
Jen

Andy and Kelly said...

lol, we are long lost sisters. :D I am definately a list maker. I tell my kids at school that I should own stock in Post-It's because I go through so many!!!! I, too, have multiple calanders, and it's hard to get everything on all of them! My work desk calander is my most reliable, and then i try to remember the right info to transfer it to the kitchen one. Then there's my husband who keeps his coaching schedule on his phone! :/ I couldn't make it through a day without a list. There are just too many thoughts running through this girl's head!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I make lists too...although I must admit, your summer "to do" list is more than I do. I love the hammock line! :)

~ Sarah

Liz said...

Wow Carrie! You are pretty organized. I like lists but I never stick to them. Sounds like you guys are going to have a super fun summer!

Kelli said...

I have to have my lists. I can't live without them. The past two weeks I've been slacking on making them and I feel out of sorts. I have notebooks for different lists too. They are a necessity.

April said...

Way to go, girl, on being incredibly organized! My "thing" is Post-It Notes...they're everywhere! Everytime I think of something I need to buy or do, I jot it down on a Post-It Note. I'd be so lost without them! Hope you have a great weekend, Carrie!

Paula said...

I think I need to follow in your example!

Susan said...

Oh my girl...you are a busy woman:) I, too, love to make lists and I feel so good when they are completed...if you are OCD then I am too:) Have a great weekend and get back to work:))))

Rue said...

Hi Carrie :)

Happy Birthday to Brinsley!

Congratulations on the baby kitties! Have you figured out who Bootsy Collins is yet? Go here:
http://marqueemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/bootsy-collins.jpg

Scary huh?? LOL

Oh and yep, I come from a long line of list makers, but I can never find the list LOL

rue

Nina Diane said...

I love list.....with bullet points, oh my!!

Jill said...

I love it! I'm a list maker too. Mine are not as neat as yours. I'm forever going through Post-it note pads. I use a small Post-it and write my list and stick in on my cell phone. Every day at work I make out lists- to do lists, weekend grocery list, etc.

We only have our 2 yr old at home, so we don't need a calendar just yet. I just write appointments and stuff on our family calendar in the kitchen.

Jill said...

I love it! I'm a list maker too. Mine are not as neat as yours. I'm forever going through Post-it note pads. I use a small Post-it and write my list and stick in on my cell phone. Every day at work I make out lists- to do lists, weekend grocery list, etc.

We only have our 2 yr old at home, so we don't need a calendar just yet. I just write appointments and stuff on our family calendar in the kitchen.

jennykate77 said...

I'm so crazy about lists that I have lists of lists. It's insane. A list makes me feel in control of stuff. I guess I'm a visual person, so I like to see the "to-dos" in black and white...on paper. It helps me not feel so overwhelmed when there is a lot going on.

I'm loving your Summer To-Do List!

Hope you have a fabulous Friday!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

You should see the post-it notes up and down my fridge handle. That's my idea of a dayplanner.
Yours are cuter and very impressive.
LOVED the Prom pic below. Thanks for sharing. So cute!!!

Rhonda said...

Hey Carrie,
I may have overlooked that you already have this award, but I gave you the attitude of gratitude award. You deserve it! Check it out sometime!

Ashlie said...

Wow! I wish I was that organized! I loved your kids' lists, so easy for them to see what needs doing! Check out my blog, I sent an award your way!

Carrie said...

Count me in on the list of listmakers!! Even though, I haven't been too good at making them lately...maybe that is why I have been feeling so overwhelemed and unorganized...hummm!?!?!?

Hugs!! Carrie♥

Tina Leigh said...

You are soooooo real!!! Love it!

Kelly said...

We are definitely a lot alike! I like by the dry erase calendar (we each have out own color) and if I don't have a list in front of me, I really can't function.

Xazmin said...

I so want to be a list person! I am just completely unorganized and I can't stand it!

I would get so much more done if I were a list person?

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh wow! I am completely impressed. I want to be a list person. But I just am not. I start them and never finish them. So I give up. Oh well, isn't that what makes us all different...some of us are just more different than others :o)

Take care my friend!
Hope your week is off to a great start!

That Girl said...

I am a list maker! I have a calendar that I carry with me at all times, a calendar in each bedroom and one on the fridge that is updated with important info. Then I have a notebook that holds all my lists and random things. I love your summer to-do list. I have a page in my notebook of things that I want to do this summer but yours looks much better.
Its hard being OCD huh? lol

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hey Carrie~
You are not alone! I am a list maker, too! It really helps. Okay, and I completely understand the cleaning thing~ I have to sweep the house and clean up/ sweep the bathrooms every day! If I don't, it just nags at me all day!

I especially liked your summer list! I think we need to make one like that, with fun summer things to do together as a family! Great idea! :)

Elise said...

Oh my gosh, I wish I liked to mop everyday...I love, love, love your summer list!!
Elise