I told you I'd find the list I made about being a compulsive list maker. :)
Step 1: Make the list.
Step 2: Misplace the list.
Step 3: Spend a freakishly long period of time searching for the list.
Step 4: Make a new list in a pissy mood, knowing I'm forgetting things that were on my original list.
Step 5: Make a sweep of the house in a last ditch effort to locate the first list.
Step 6: Take Prilosec before I leave to go to whatever store & buy the items on my list.
Step 7: Wander around each aisle of the store to try to remember what I'm forgetting.
Step 8: Give up and check out.
Step 9: Come home and put all the stuff up.
Step 10: Go to desk to log the receipts in my check register.
Step 11: Sit down, move a few things, and find the old list in one minute or less . . . and immediately notice two items I didn't get because they weren't on the new list.
The reason I have a notebook in my purse, one at my office, and one with my school stuff is because I have to write it down as soon as I think of it or it's forgotten. Sometimes combining all the lists into a single list is tedious, but I love feeling efficient. And I definitely LOVE crossing stuff off the lists! I'm sure there must be other people who do what I do--put stuff on their lists that they've already done just so they can cross them off. ;-)