Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Short Form To-Do List

I need to get back in the habit of making my legit to-do list because it really helps me focus on what I need to get done, what I've gotten done, and what I have left to do.

So, while I get caught up on my missed Monday night TV (I don't watch much live TV, just about four shows, all in the beginning of the week, mostly on Monday) - The Chicago Code and Harry's Law - it's given me a little more time to think about what's coming up in a couple of days.

The wisdom teeth are being evicted Friday morning. I'll be in quantum for a little bit on that morning, then high-tailing it back to the house to meet my parents (or just one, I'm not sure if they're both coming) and then heading over to the oral surgeon and then the fun begins.

It is, however, not my first surgery that involves general anesthesia. I know the deal with that - they give you something and you go to sleep. What feels like five minutes later (but it's really not) you wake up, and the last time I was under completely I woke up, didn't even open my eyes, had someone doing something very interesting around the surgical area, and then, after mumbling in agreement that I was indeed feeling like I was going to throw up, gave me something that pretty much sent me back to sleep.

The moral of this story is that the more I sleep, the less I feel crummy. Considering I'm going to be on some pretty happy drugs post-surgery, sleeping is even better and probably all that I'm going to do for the rest of my Friday.

Until Friday morning, though, there's some things that need to be done. A draft of a formal lab report, a geoscience problem set, some research (to debunk an experiment) for mineralogy, putting my newest Shakespeare monologue on my mp3 player to listen to and help memorize, writing my piece for the open mic for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and remembering in all of that to attend lab, go to Wegman's so I can bake for the house tomorrow, and, you know, finding time to eat and whatnot. Maybe even knit.

And yes, I know you fine people are lacking a photograph of my first complete knitting project, I'll try to get one of those as soon as possible, as well as a photograph of the one that I've started because I'd like to give scarves - maybe hats, too - this year for Christmas to my college friends. Mama has already said she'll help me, and, I like to knit (I find it incredibly relaxing, too) so it's going to give me something to do throughout the summer in my downtime.

Also coming up is Spring Break. There will be lots of Tweets and photos - both on my Facebook, the blog, and PhotoBucket - because I'm going to be spending it in Virginia building bridges and doing maintenance in the Pocahontas State Park. I'm really excited. God only knows what I'm going to look like (I might still resemble a chipmunk and unable to eat a lot of solid food) but I'm really excited. I haven't gone on a road trip in a while (by road trip I mean in a car/van and somewhere in the continental United States) and this is just going to be a lot of fun. Hard work, but fun.

So, I've got a little more of The Chicago Code to watch, followed by Harry's Law and in the process I'll make my to-do list. Then I'll go about doing it because I've hit the point where if I'm not as productive as I like to be it bugs me.

Suddenly, with this prospect, I feel that this venti-sized Verona blend from Starbucks isn't going to be enough to accomplish what I need to. Then again, that's why there's a coffee pot in my kitchen.

1 comment:

Connie said...

Good Luck tomorrow!

When I woke up from getting my wisdom teeth removed....I had two things to say...over and over.

I love you man.

Take me home now!

I guess I thought we were going to be going somewhere in my drugged up state.

"The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn't."

-Joseph L. Mankiewicz