You know when I hear TGIF, I say what the heck are you talking about?!? Fridays just mean our second job begins. It begins on Saturday morning and MUST end on Sunday night. It should say more like ONIFWDTG = OH NO IT'S FRIDAY WHERE DID TIME GO?
Since I've started working from home, the distinction between "work" work and "house" work becomes mirky. Because I work from home, I like my surrounding to be a little - ok a lot! - organized. (it's the Type A in me) Otherwise, when there's clutter, my mind gets frazzled and I suffer yet another meltdown. (it's the artist in me) So what end up happening is I have to do some housework during the weekdays just to keep sane. (that's where the meds come in handy...just kiddin') And by doing that, I do lose some "work" hours. So, the "house" work I do during the weekdays are the sort of things I know my husband can not help me with or he's just useless at it (sorry, honey, but it's sorta true) or I'm just way damn faster at it than he is. Then weekends are reserved for manly, heavy-duty, need-the-car-to-get-there, only-my-big-strong-hubby-can-do stuff.
Then, WHAM! (not the 80s band), it's Friday! Boy, I didn't see that coming. OK, must do a to-do list, set-up some sort of schedule, wake up the same hours, be more discipline, blah blah blah....glazing over...I am not computing. (it's the geek in me) If I had a dollar everytime I get the fictitious energy to do all that, well, I would be rich. I've done and redone so many To-Do lists, it's mental. I've also done a running To-Do list and saving them with suffix like "as of month-day-year". As if that's going to help. Panic sets in when I see my PC folder filled with To-Do files, so scrap that too!
I think a To-Do list is very helpful but I think it should be kept SHORT and HANDWRITTEN (out of the PC-land). Post it up on the fridge in hope that the hubby will help out. (pretty please with sugar on top?) And if the things listed on that short To-Do list didn't get done, throw it away and start a new one next weekend. The idea is it will force me to prioritize (and when I say "me", I really mean "us"), remind me of To-Dos that are still lingering around. Or maybe we just have to move faster to get more things done! hmmm....nah!
Besides, what's important to do this weekend may not be important by the time next weekend comes. Capiche?