Do you make THE LIST?

Surely you know what I am talking about. I can’t be the only one.

I was watching the trailer for Sarah Jessica Parker’s new movie “I Don’t Know How She Does It” and was struck by how similar our lives seemed. (Except for the whole living in Manhattan and looking stunning in business clothes because I am a size zero part. Because that is so not my reality.)

I confess that I laughed out loud when she described her nightly ritual of  forgoing sleep in order to make “THE LIST.” I do the same thing every single night. THE. SAME. EXACT. THING. In fact MY list making has gotten so out of hand that I now have a mini three ring binder with tabs labeled for work, family and blogging on my nightstand.

Many a night I find myself bolting out of a deep slumber to log something new in it’s appropriate tab. Over-the-top? Obsessive? Slightly pathetic? Maybe. But it is the glue that keeps this frantic working momma together. Without it… I am lost.

A sampling of what is in my binder right now:


Fess up! Anyone else use make “THE LIST” at night? What is on yours?