Monday, July 14, 2008

Are We Ever Done?

I've been tracking my list of to-do items since April, happy to get even the least little bit done. Still, there is more to do.

Jan said that I need a new list. Now, I don't know if Jan is trying to rain on my "feeling very accomplished" parade or she is just trying to let me know that our work is NEVER done. I mean are the kids here yet?

So, Jan here is my new list and I dedicate it to you. (smile)
  1. Get final shots.
  2. Create 30-60 day post-adoption calendar.
  3. Set up introduction appointment with international clinic.
  4. Order mattresses and bedding.
  5. Set up kids room.
  6. Set up kids bathroom.
  7. Confirm date for Chicago shower. Decide on Indianapolis shower.
  8. Decide what to include in referral package.
  9. Get rid of any other unnecessary shred of clothing, knick-knack, and junk.
  10. Attend Berhane Wongle Ethiopian Church (again).
  11. Contact Ethiopian Community Association about donations.
That's it! I had to struggle with some of that. I am really trying to pace myself and do things a little at a time. I do have an overall goal of no excess clutter by the time the furniture arrives. I have about three weeks.

Oh yea, #12 KEEP WAITING!


Anonymous said...

You are NEVER done with lists. NEVER. I'm a list person. I also have a dry erase calendar on my frig. It lists drs appts, parties, birthdays, ballgames, holidays, vacations,etc for everyone to see. It's a visual so everyone is on the same page. (At least those who can read) I also have a list of things I need to get done so that I don't have to keep them in my head.

So thank you Valerie for 'dedicating' this list to me! Trust me, you'll have lists even after the kids get home. (Written or in your head)


VALARIE said...

Jan, you are such a faithful reader and poster, I had to dedicate this one to you.

I've always been a planner and I am pretty detailed. As a business owner and performance consultant for organizations not only do I create detailed project plans, I also have to create the tools and list for other people. That is the fun part for me. Even though I'm a planner, I'm detailed without being compulsive about it. You should see my adoption process spreadsheet.
But, I have a friend that has to create a list several weeks prior to a business trip and then check her list. It cracks me up. Me, I keep a bag of essentials packed for business trips and take the same clothing -- washed of course for trips. I like to keep things simple.

Tami said...

Then can you create a list for me????? LOL

Anonymous said... a previous life (prior to kids) I was a project manager and computer programmer. I like lists and I like organization. (although to look at my house, you wouldn't know it. Closets, drawers, etc...JUNKY) I keep lists going in my head all the time. It's how I manage.


Renee said...

I am so anxious to see how your progress goes!! i am so excited for you and your adoption!
Fun times ahead!

Original Court Date: April 18, 2009
Final Court Date: May 18, 2009
[607 total days & 165 days w/IAN]