For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill, we are asked about lists. She asks us to make or talk about a list.
I’ve always been a natural list maker. And I’ve found that, as I’ve gotten older, list making has become even more important than ever, because my memory is not as good as it once was. I make grocery lists, to-do lists, lists of shows or movies I may want to watch on TV or books I may want to download onto my iPhone.
And, because my cursive has evolved to the point that even I can’t read my handwriting, I make all of my lists using the handy dandy Notes app on my iPhone. For example, here’s my most recent and very legible grocery shopping list.Most of the items on the above list (except for the ice cream) were dictated to me by my wife. As I walk around the grocery store, pick up the items on the list, and drop them into the shopping cart, I use the text strikethrough feature of the app to indicate that I’ve secured the item in question so that when I get home my wife won’t yell at me for forgetting something.
And yes, I’ve got a holiday gift list going, too. But that’s top secret, so, sorry, but I can’t post it here.
I’m a strong advocate of lists. They keep me organized and without them, I probably wouldn’t get anything done.