Today I am going to work early so I can accomplish a couple of tasks early before others come in. We – the department I work in – are moving so there are a lot of details to deal with. Registration starts today so not only do I have to register for classes today but I have to juggle all the questions and issues that will arise with registration. Scheduling for Spring 14 starts today and we have several classes that have to get into high demand rooms, which is why I’m going in early.
In addition to these tasks, I have homework to read / review in order to gain a better understanding of one section and lab I did really poorly on. I have a book to finish reading for tomorrow as well as comments for a debate in class we are allegedly having.
When I get to work early, I plan to leave my door closed until I have the scheduling done. I’ll have it unlocked but closed in the hopes no one sees I’m in so I can focus on the task at hand. After the schedule is entered – at least the first swipe at it – I’ll register for classes and tackle my emails.
People ask me all the time how I manage to do all that I do – I schedule it. I woke up this morning with my alarm and started with I need to shower, dress, and then… it is just what I do in an effort to prepare myself for what needs to happen and hopefully not forget anything. If I outline what needs to get done then it stays in my head and I try to work on those things. Now to be honest there are a number of times that I don’t accomplish what is in my head because other things come up but I do the best I can to be organized and get things done.
I have confidence that I will accomplish what I need to – both with work, school work, and home stuff. It may not all happen today but it will happen – even if I have to put in extra time here and there.
Actually it is probably two or three to-do lists at this point. I need one for the basement as we have a crack in our foundation and we need to clean it and get it prepped to get fixed. I’m pretty sure that is a long list of cleaning and reorganizing things. Then there is my school to-do list. One of my professors is very organized and helpful, and the other, isn’t. Of course I have a crochet / crafting list. Last but certainly not least – I need to finish writing my grant so I can ask someone else to read it before I submit it.
I was working on my science homework and a friend told me I didn’t have to get it all done then. I told her everything is SCHEDULED. Yup I’m back to the schedule my life mode. I didn’t actually finish the chapter I was working on but I came close. I’ll try to finish it tonight when I get home. I’ll also work on crocheting tonight.
The weekend will be filled with editing my grant to get a “final” version. I can edit until time ends so I will have to cut things off if I want to get it submitted in time. I have a rough draft for the four sections I need but none of them are final. I’d like to get that finished this weekend.
Aside from that task, I have homework. Vicki also told me we have three sets of DVDs to get through so I’ll probably get a lot of crocheting done while we watch DVDs. I also still have to finish that last lab. In addition to the lab, I’d like to review the ones I already did to see if I can improve on them at all. I’ve taken five quizzes (labs) and three of them have answers wrong. We can take them twice so if I can figure out which ones I’ve done wrong, I can do them again and add points. The professor takes the highest score so if I do worse it won’t hurt my grade.
I have my first science test next week and am a bit nervous about it. The labs / quizzes are fairly straight forward. I don’t know how the professor will be and it isn’t one of my better topics, which means I’m a bit nervous about it. I’ll have to schedule (there is that word again) some study time for the exam.
Sunday we will have a couple over to watch the Super Bowl. I’ll likely crochet through all of the game as I’m not a fan. The couple is fun though so I can have fun with them even if I don’t like what is on the TV.
Hopefully I will cross off many things on my to-do list this weekend. The more I get off the list the fewer items that will have to carry over to next week’s to-do list. Some might say I’m obsessive about to-do lists but I say it is just good organization.