Monday, July 26, 2010

The Planner in Me

If you know me, you know I am a planner. I have been as long as I can remember. Planning helps me feel less stressed (or not stressed) about things. Not planning produces the opposite result.

Admittedly, planning usually makes things so much easier but, it can quickly become ridiculous too. For it weird that I sort of already know what themes I will do for the boys' one year and three year birthday parties next 2011? Casey says yes, but then he also said he wasn't the least bit surprised by that.

The corollary to planning might just be lists and yes, I like those too. And my lists right now are out of control. A glimpse of my to-do list right now:

Get car inspected, tires replaced, oil changed, etc.
Stock pantry and cabinets with necessities like toilet paper, shampoo, etc.
Cook some freezable meals to pull out when I don't feel like cooking
Get Ethan's preschool stuff together since he starts at the beginning of September (yikes!)
Get addresses together for birth announcements (and stamps)
Put the finishing touches on the boys' rooms
Fix a few things around the house (or actually, make a list for Casey of things to fix!)
Install the infant car seat and set up the pack n' play in our bedroom
Drop donations at Goodwill (since I've recently cleaned out every closet in our house)

If I stop and look at that list, it seems like I'm preparing for a two-month siege instead of a baby. It's as if I must get enough toilet paper right now to last us through the winter for some reason. I know how silly some of this is and still, I can't keep my mind from going there. I have no choice but to embrace it, I guess!


Mary said...

This doesn't surprise me at all! In fact, I must have the same disease as you, because the list seems very reasonable to me! Haha!

Lindsay said...

I am not suprised at all either! LOL It is quite a bit of planning, but it is better than me who lacks planning and then runs around with my head cut off and always forgets things. You are helping me to become a more sane person. :)