Now, many companies have made a lot of money on fancy-schmancy methods of managing a simple list.... and again, I call, nonsense..all you really need is a piece of paper and a pen or pencil…if you want to get a little more sophisticated, I have seen paper that is compartmentalized by the type of thing you want to remember…. ”Tasks”, “Errands” etc… There is a cute version of this type of list at www.knockknock.biz. The site offers a lot of other funny, but useful, things as well. There is something so energizing about crossing an item off your to-do list, don’t you think?
Many recipes require a lot of ingredients (I have a cookbook – somewhere – called “5 Ingredients or Less” and I’ll have to put “Look for the 5 Ingredients or Less cookbook” on my To Do list) and making a list to bring to the grocery store is the only way to ensure that you won’t be caught ingredientless while making your desired dish. Additionally, if you are preparing for a dinner party, you will, do doubt, need a list of stuff to do/buy to prepare for the festivities…invite guests, plan menu, buy ingredients, clean the house, buy flowers, make ice, etc… and one very important item on my to-do when I host a dinner party…wine! Lists also come in handy when preparing for a trip because it really would be inconvenient to be away from home without your underwear…not that I have personally ever experienced this…I’m just saying. Like, next week, I will be in Boston, so I will have to prepare a list so I don't forget
For those of you who don’t believe in the value of the “To Do” list or who are happier putting off until tomorrow what you could or should do today (in other words, a procrastinator and you know who you are) there is the “To Don’t” list, but, as you will most certainly note, if you record anything at all on your “To Don’t” list, you are, indeed, making a list…and so, the cycle continues.
Mis amigos están de vacaciones...so you all are stuck reading about "To Do" lists this week...we go to see Buddy (the Cake Boss) on Saturday and will update you on the escapade! Back to our Tuesday night affair the week after next.