...STRESSED, that is.
This is how my desk looks right now! Yes, that is a very low calorie, low fat, high protein, good for you lunch. Sorry, must be my imagination... I tend to eat comfort food when I am stressed and the only "bad" thing I could find in the kitchen was the very dregs of a bag of chips and french onion dip. Ahhh...stress relief.
Since Dear Hubby and I had to go out yesterday I did not get my laundry done. So that chore has carried over to today...and I have a TON of phone calls that need to be made in addition to keeping the laundry flowing. Note to self...get the laundry done on Sunday...NO MATTER WHAT!
Juggling all of the information for MY phone calls, Dear Hubby's phone calls, Mom's phone calls and Dad's phone calls was driving me crazy this morning. You see, I'm the family secretary! Whatever information needs to be gleaned, appointments made, questions asked, etc., etc. for ANY member of my family...I do most of the calling. My mom and dad are really getting a little up in years to handle everything themselves and call me first with any medical issue, Dear Hubby has absolutely NO time in work to make personal calls, J can't make or receive any calls at work, and I have my own slew of issues to handle...personal and household.
While looking for my "notes" (scribbles actually) regarding a previous phone call I decided there HAD to be a better way to keep track of what had been said and done and what the "status" was on each issue! Necessity is the mother of invention!
I found an old notebook from when J was still in school and began a running list of the calls I had to make. I left a space after the word "Call" so I could add the "-ed" after I had made the phone call and then documented what was said or done. Note: The little red "flag" is a call on the next page that has not yet been made.
I then searched through my "freebies" and found a highlighter with attached "flag" dispenser. Perfect! I can highlight the subject of the call for easy future reference and I can flag any calls that still need to be handled!
I think this book is really going to help my CRS (Can't Remember S***) syndrome and will cut down on the number of scrap paper scribbles or miniscule notations in my tiny Filofax blocks. Ahhh...it's amazing how calming organization can be! Now to make that last phone call...