Monday, March 12, 2012

"To do" list

There are many methods for coping with anxiety: exercise, sleep, food, avoidance. Mine is "to do" lists. Whenever I'm stressed at work and need to gather my thoughts, I pull out a small sheet of paper and generate a list. The process helps me focus and prioritize. Plus there's something about checking off each item, no matter how big or small.

With Wednesday looming, I've been trying to complete as many tasks as possible to prepare for this FET. Some are practical, others are more ritual. But the knowledge my butt is going to be confined to the sofa for 24 hrs, with taking it easy the 48 hrs after that, I know I have to get things in order.

So, I figured I'd share with everyone my list (scratching off items that have been completed since yesterday). And give you some insight into the craziness Grey has to live with.

1) Clean the condo
   a) Scrub Bathroom
   b) Scrub Kitchen
   c) Mop
   d) Vacuum
   e) Dust
2) Laundry/Ironing
3) Visit Dentist for annual cleaning
4) Submit lesson plans for the rest of semester
5) Write Letter of Recommendation for student
6) Grade papers
7) Rank grant applications
8) Post reading list and problem sets for rest of semester
9) Post study guide
10) Submit receipts from fertility meds
11) Pay for FET cycle
12) Write lectures
13) Have pre-Transfer meal = Pho
14) Shave legs
15) Paint toes
16) Jog/walk for 30 mins (one down, one more to go)
17) Meditate
18) Floss
19) Post photo of fertility socks (THANK YOU TONI AND NICOLE!!)
20) Charge iPod for Transfer
21) Breathe

Totally doable, right?


  1. I am totally a "list-maker" too. Feels soooo good to get things out of my mind and onto paper. Good luck getting it all done. And I like that your pre-transfer meal is pho... yum!

  2. Oohhhhh...the lists! I LOVE lists. They are all over my desk at work and at home. You and I should get together, make a list of fun things to do, and get to crossing them off.

    Thank you so much for all the kind and lovely words you always leave for me. It means so much.
    I am thinking of you and would love to call you post transfer to take your mind off of that bed rest. E-mail me and we can exchange numbers.

  3. I cant believe it is finally here! I am so very excited for you. Btw that is a long list lady, good luck :)

  4. Lists are the only way I make it through the day. Fibro fog makes it so that if I don't make a list I won't remember what has to get done.

  5. So soon! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is an easy, successful cycle for you.

    Oh, and I totally do this same thing. I haven't asked my husband, but I'm sure it's not his favorite trait of mine ;)

  6. You and I are kindred spirits. Between your lists and my post-its we are quite the pair! :)

  7. I get a high off of crossing things on my list haha...good luck tomorrow!!

  8. Love that you crossed off pho on your list! Sending you lots of hugs!

  9. Love the list!!

    I hope everything went well for you today girl!! You're in my thoughts and prayers my friend! Email me if you want or need to chat so you don't go stir-crazy! :) My email is on my profile page.


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