I’m a huge fan of lists. I’m the kind of person who will write a list to remind myself what lists I have to write.
Shopping list, things to do list, finances for the month list, the list of lists is endless!
As from tomorrow, I’m on annual leave until the 21st October, so you can imagine the amount of lists I've been writing.
I entered the office this morning with my cinnamon bagel and humming a little tune to myself - the last day in the office before a well needed holiday, yippee! I knew the first thing I would do, other than eating my bagel and drinking my coffee and checking my emails, so actually it would be the fourth thing I would do, was write a list.
I immediately stopped humming when I realised how much I still had to do. I booked my annual leave way back when the sun was shining and the schedule for October was empty. I thought I was booking the ideal week away from office worries and magazine press dates. But I should of realised, what is a schedule for if you can’t change it. It’s changed vastly and I have spent the last few days convincing advertisers that it would be beneficial to them if they sent their advertisements / advertorials / loose inserts / paper work /etc nice and early. Unfortunately not everyone is convinced that this is a wise idea. I’m doing my best. Needless to say I have my work cut out today and I’ve had many lists to compile.
Other than office commitments and duties, I have to write a list of what to pack and what do at home tonight, before I close the front door and head to a picturesque cottage on the borders of Dorset and Somerset.
My tonight list looks something like this:
1. Pack. That's a different list all together. I must remember:
My camera and camera charger.
My mobile and mobile charger.
My lap top. No Internet connection (sob) in the cottage but I'm still hoping to write stuff.
My digital photography book, amateur photography magazine and a new fiction book. I'm hoping to find time to read all three.
Toiletries and make up. This includes contact lenses so I can see.
Glasses. So I can see if I wish to allow my eyes a contact lenses break.
Clothes. That's another list as well, but I won't bore you with my wardrobe contents.
2. Post a birthday card already made and waiting inside my special box. Make another birthday card and post.
3. Put the finishing touches to the scrap book photo album. See below.
4. Text a few people with reminders that I'm away and when I'll be back.
5. Bath and face pack and try to have an early night.
Ohhh I'm getting excited now. I hope I can leave the office at a sensible time and leave my desk in an organised and calm state.
Take care bloggers. I'll miss reading about your adventures and replying to your comments. Don't worry, I'll be back before you know it, hopefully with some adventures of my own.
I'm off to write another list.
Pictures of the day:
Number 3 on my list