I love October. This is nothing new. I've always loved this time of year. I love the color of the leaves. The cool breeze that calls for just a sweater. Pumpkins. Warm Apple Cider. Hay Rides. Halloween. And of course, to top it off, I celebrate my birthday on the 28th.
But this October seemed a little different this year. It's been the month of the checklist.
Now, if you know me, you know I'm a lover of lists. I'm never far from a pile of sticky notes, a highlighter, or a note book. I organize my own organization. It truly is a sickness.
This month however, everything hit at once. There are places we have to be, people we have to meet, things we need to accomplish. And that was just yesterday.
My calender filled up by week two of October and actually began to seep right into November.
To keep me on track I finally decided to enter the fascinating world of the Blackberry. Five minute nightly tutorials given by Hubby seem to be the only training I receive since the instruction booklet looks like something out of World and Peace. I love my new Blackberry, but have no fear 3M, Post-It Notes are never far from my reach.
October has been filled with Field Trips, costume ordering, karate practice, fundraisers, swimming lessons, Avon shows, class parties, permission slips, dry cleaning, pool closing, winter clothes shopping etc., etc., etc.
There are still leaves to be raked, gutters to be checked, summer clothes to be packed, toy consigning, and a never ending list of necessary craziness that I'm sure is written on a sticky note somewhere in my pile of organization.
I have just 11 days to get my act together. November is creeping in way too fast, and I'm running out of sticky notes!