The days are flying by, and I wish that every weekend was twice as long.  At night, I crash into bed and stare at the ceiling, making lists in my head of everything that I still need to do, remember, purchase.  While I’m sure that obsessive list-making is a habit of some men, I think it’s safe to say that women have cornered the market on this one.

We moved into a new house at the beginning of the month, and I can’t wait to show you pictures.  It’s wonderful and homey and perfect – or at least it WILL be, as soon as I finish all of the tasks on my list.  We need to hang curtains and pictures, and get an extension cord to run underneath the couch to be able to plug in the lamp, and organize, and paint the bathroom, and maybe the kitchen, too.   But even now, this 1909 bungalow is such an improvement over Hooker Street.

I’m a little bit embarrassed to admit this, but here it is: after years and years without one, I’ve decided that I want a TV.  There are what look to be some great shows coming up, and I’m sorry, but I want to be able to watch them in real time.  A TV is on my list of “things to buy” – but not before porch furniture and a mint muddler.  I have my priorities.

Summer is so close.  Starting this week, we get “Summer Fridays” at work, which means we leave at 1pm.  On my list of “things to do this summer,” you’ll find: Charlie & Julia’s wedding in Nashville, Jeff & Greta’s wedding in Seattle, climb 10 14ers, walk 1,000 miles, turn 30 (SO SOON), and play with my nephews.

On my list of “hopes for today,” it’s this: do not get overwhelmed, keep breathing, and stop making lists.



  1. carin on May 21, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Thank you for this investment in our friendship.
    Nashville and Connie Britton here we come!

  2. Nashville Miranda on May 21, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Today has been a (gigantic) list-making day for me! So excited to see Connie Britton back and even more excited to see you in a couple weeks!

  3. Danielly on May 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    I am one of those women obsessed with lists. John says that sometimes I spend more time making my lists than accomplishing things on the list…but I can’t live with them. I should also mention that one can’t ever have too many Post-it pads.

  4. Whitney on May 21, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    I have made four to-do like lists today. Is that even necessary?

    Also, I hate to admit, I’m still not 100% how one wins Duets, despite having seen the commercial multiple times.

  5. shanna on May 21, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Annie Parsons, I don’t know when exactly you’ll be in Nashville but if you have an open invitation for dinner in our little home. We’d love to have you. And it will be like a once-a-year tradition!

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