Monday, January 12, 2009

Things To Do

1. Resolve to make more to do lists.

2. Make to do list for rest of January.

3. Mail illustration samples (and $$) for critique at conference.

4. Cross off first three items and congratulate self for being so productive.

5. Buy chocolate to celebrate.

6. Finish picture book dummy.

7. Find something to send for First Pages critique.

8. Make copies for illustration portfolio.

9. Buy more chocolate, and hide it from rest of family.

10. Make illustration display.

11. Order business cards.

12. Remember to feed family breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and wash enough clothes so no one has to go naked. Repeat! Repeat! Repeat!

13. Research publishers to submit other picture book that you wrote over summer.

14. Notice that Tupperware cabinet is seriously in need of organizing.

15. Try to stay focused.

16. Learn entire Spanish language before father-in-law arrives…in eleven days.

17. Buy beer.

18. Breathe. Repeat! Repeat! Repeat!


LW said...

What a list!

I have my fingers crossed and I am rooting for you!


Keri Mikulski said...

Great list. :)

What is it with the tupperware? I can never get mine organized either. :)

Bish Denham said...

I like the buying chocolate part. As for the tupperware...I've ditched all of mine and replaced it with pyrex bowls that come with rubber lids. They clean up MUCH easier and are oven/feezer/microwave safe.

PJ Hoover said...

Chocolate and beer are wonderful (though not together). And I love lists!

Kelly said...

Your list cracks me up. You do have to put easy things on your to do list so you feel accomplished. Seriously! We have a lot of the same to do's. Repeat! Repeat! Repeat!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I have to remember to put "buy beer" on my lists--it makes them seem better--and buy chocolate! You know how "to do!"

sruble said...

Good luck with your list, especially learning Spanish in such short a time!

Rena said...


You may want to move #17 up to #1 and then work from there. :)

adrienne said...

Louise - Thanks! I need the support :)

Keri - I don't know what's worse - trying to match socks, or match containers with lids. Argh!

Bish - Thanks for the tip...I'd like to do a major overhaul like that.

PJ - I actually like them together :D

Kelly - I always have to start with a few things I've already done... :)

Green Girl - It's good to have some easily attainable goals :D

Sruble - Maybe I'll just move on to the next item...

Rena - Ha! I like the way you think :)

Brenda said...

Great list! Can you make me one? Only all the even #'s need to have eat chocolate and all the odd #'s need to have buy more chocolate...grin...

adrienne said...

Brenda - LOL! That's the best idea I've heard so far this year.

Kim Kasch said...

I've never been a list gal more of a post-it-note queen.

Little yellow blotches poking out all over the place: my computer, my purse, next to the phone. They're like bobbing pins in a bun that's wrapped too tight - ready to explode!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

You can do it!
I live by lists! Crossing things off feels so good!

Stacy Nyikos said...

Good luck with the language thing! I'm married to a German, and maybe it's just the German language, but my trick is to drink the beer before trying to speak the language. It totally helps. Me at least. I'm not really sure anyone else can understand me, but then, I'm blissfully unaware.

adrienne said...

Kim - That's funny! I'm more of a scribbler - in notebooks, all over the house. Then I can never find the right notebook with the right scribble...

Becky - Okay, now I'm encouraged! :D

Stacy - After all these years, I fear I'm hopeless...but I'll give your method a try ;)

ICQB said...

When my family has a craving for something sweet they say, "Mom, where's the chocolate?" They know that I buy it on the sly and hide it away here and there like a squirrel. But they don't know where the 'good stuff' is : )

Good luck with your conference preparations (is it an SCBWI conference?), and with learning Spanish.