That sounds good, doesn't it?
I'm using that title because people are always saying that I'm organized. I don't really think I am--but this is what I do to help me not forget.
I keep a paper calendar--a big one. It's on my desk. I put everything on it, places I need to be and blogs that I"m going to be on. I check the calendar at night and again in the morning.
I always get out the clothes I'm going to wear the next day depending upon if I'm going somewhere or just working at home. I always get dressed because I never know when someone might stop by. (I have a big family and they tend to come over whenever they get an urge to do so.)
I have a list of what needs to be done (also on paper) beside my computer. I add to it all the time. Crossing something that's done off the list give me great satisfaction.
What I don't do is housework. Fortunately, I have family members who need extra money who are willing to clean for me. I still do the laundry and cook most of the evening meals. We always have family members eating with us--and sometimes one of them will cook. I enjoy cooking and I don't know how to cook for just two. (Hubby and I raised 5 kids and we always had guests for dinner-the kids' friends or ours. Later, we owned and operated a home for 6 women with developmental disabilities and I fixed all the meals for them--and just like it's always been, there were always extras around the table.
The older I get, the shorter the days seem to be and I don't get quite as much accomplished as I once did. However, I still manage to write two books a year, do all the promotion they require, attend my weekly writers' critique group, a Sister in Crime meeting when I can (I belong to three), participate in book events, teach a kids' Sunday School class nearly every Sunday, do things with my family and when possible, sneak away for a day with my hubby (might just be doing errands, going to a movie, and nice restaurant meal.)
And yes, I do read whenever I get the chance, and hubby and I love to watch movies together in the evening.
That's as organized as I am.
What tips do any of the rest of you have about staying organized?
I'm still promoting Not as it Seems.