I LOVE lists!  They keep me on track, productive and organized.  They also make gift giving easier for me.  Whenever someone I am close to mentions items they would like to have I make a note of it.  That way when a birthday or holiday rolls around, I already have a list of gift ideas.  The great thing about doing this is that often times the recipient has long forgotten about the item they were admiring.  The gift becomes a wonderful surprise followed by “How did you know?”  because they often forget ever having mentioned that they liked the item!  I also keep a list like this for myself on the fridge so when someone asks me what I would like for my birthday, etc.  I don’t have to say “I don’t know”.  I just tell them a few ideas off my list.

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I admit it.  I am in love with SHARPIE markers!  This affair has been going on for years!  Some people just don’t understand my dedication and devotion to this wonderful creation.

My biggest fear in the world is forgetting something.  Anything.  I hate that feeling of something I was going to do or look into or tell someone.  Ugh!  So, consequently, I make lists.  Lots and lots of lists.  This includes a daily “to do” list.  Every evening I either print out or handwrite my list for the following day.

Most people simply use a pen or pencil to cross things off of their “to do” lists and that is good enough for them.  Not for me though.  I feel the deep seated desire to use a sharpie and black the items out as they are completed.  I do not rest until my whole list looks like a big solid black box, with every item blacked out.

Sometimes I will make an abstract, black, linear design or pattern out of the items as I black them out.  Other times its just a huge rectangle or box at the end of the day.

I think I just like the fact that once it’s blacked out I know it’s DONE!  Final.  Finished.  Without a doubt, completed.  Also, I can more clearly see the other things that need to be done because they are not blacked out and that makes them more visible.

Whatever the reasons I love them!

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