This time of year, nothing has more meaning than GTD (Getting Things Done).
I wake in the night with random thoughts of all that needs to be accomplished. Fruit needs to be sent to an Aunt in Colorado. Did I wrap that gift card? Where did it go? Do I need to buy gifts for my stepson, grandchildren?
I toss and turn, trying to find a cold spot on the sheets. Finally, I give up and get out of bed. I write all the worries and concerns on a long list. Now I can sleep.
When morning arrives, I pour a cup of scalding coffee and look at the list. Nothing that seems to be an emergency. Just a list that need to be addressed. Why does everything seem so gigantic in the night?
I write GTD on the top of the list and begin to make calls to order the items and check which gifts need to be wrapped, scratching off each item as I go. The day slips by quickly, I hop into bed happy that the list has only two items left.
And then… the night fights me again. My mind zooms.
*Why is the internet still out in the office?
* I have to remember to get the suitcase repaired. Handle sticks in the up position.
* Did the dog get her flea medication on the first of the month?
* Why does my mother not want to come to the beach for Christmas. Is it the drive?
Oh man! I slink quietly our of bed. My husband is sleeping peaceful. I pull out the long thin tablet and write GTD.
1) Sleep more