Monday, January 31, 2011


This is what my to-do list looked like for today. Notice how many boxes are not checked off. This was at 4pm. I usually like to have all my boxes checked off by 4pm. The reason I have so many unchecked boxes on my to- do list is because of this girl:

That's right. My goofy big sister, Melissa. You see when she calls me and we start talking and she starts telling me about her new house in Milwaukee, and how she is starting a workout plan in the middle of winter in Wisconsin, and tells stories about her husband who roots for Jay Cutler in playoff games, the time just flies and I forget to clean my kitchen. And yes, she is embarrassing me in this picture.

We have trouble taking serious pictures.

Even on serious occasions.

Okay, we can sometimes. This is one of my favorites.

Usually, I can recover from a long sister phone call and just get back to my chores. But today was different. Today, I also got a phone call from this girl:

This is one of my best friends in the whole world, Katy. You see, she also called me today and we talked for way too long about her culinary work study in Utah, and New York City where she usually lives and goes to culinary school, and she complained to me about her long commute to the gym, and before I knew it, my to-do list was out the window.

If you have any friends that you've known since high school, that still call you to complain about their gym commute, you know what a big deal that is. That other fine lady is my other best friend since high school, Megan. Guess what? I talked to her today, too! But she was driving through a Wisconsin snow storm so we didn't talk as long. Plus my phone battery was obviously dying by this point.

That first picture was from our senior prom and this one is from my wedding. They've liked me enough to stick around for that long, and I think that is a really big deal.

The point is, I barely checked off any of my to-do boxes. But I did catch up with a few of the most important people in my life.

I'd say today was productive.


  1. I caught up with all my besties yesterday and it felt great. It was great knowing what was going on with them ... and then today I caught up on all the other areas of my life. So, I'm wishing you a very productive chore day tomorrow.