The ‘To-Do’ List

IMG_20160801_100909_749Today’s technology has surely (in most cases) made our lives easy and more efficient but it can’t do everything.
As I finished my coffee this morning, I was thinking of all the things that needed to get done, you know a trip to the post office to mail a package, pick up milk and so on.

Can you imagine what it must have been like – back in the day- with none of the luxuries we have today including ordering groceries online? I was so remembering my younger years, my grandfather, partially disabled, was a ‘stay at home ‘housewife’ and everyday he would make a to do list and he would make it rhyme.
Do the dishes
Feed the fishes
Sweep the floors
Organize the drawers
He even did it with the TV Guide that came in the Sunday paper, circling all the shows he would watch that day.
Now mind you, he watched the same shows daily and the only difference would be his evening programs, which were the same every week. This was his ‘to do & to watch’ list.

For some reason this stuck with me and  as I grew older and started my family, yes, I found myself making a ‘to do’ list. Children to football practice, girl scouts, choir practice and so on. I had a full time job in management which forced me to work sometimes 60 – 70 hours a week so I really needed that list!

My children have since grown up, heck, even my grandchildren have grown up but here I sit, still making out my list. How about you? To-do list, yay or nay?

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