And Now It’s November

I had a moment of holiday panic yesterday.

It came out of the blue when I suddenly realized it’s November.


I should be making lists, and ordering turkeys, and thinking about holiday *stuff* I’m absolutely not thinking about.

Adding to my sense of panic, I have to report for jury duty this month.

It’s possible jury duty will only take one day.

But, what if I get assigned to a long trial that eats up days and days or weeks and weeks?

Complicating things further, the call for jury duty is just a couple days prior to an out of state shoot I’ve had scheduled for  years  months.


I’m juggling a lot of balls, folks.

(Some of which I can’t talk about publicly yet.)

Let’s hope they don’t all collide.

It’s a good thing my daughter gave me a “list book” for my birthday.

Do you know what a list book is?

It’s basically a hard bound, lined, blank, beautiful journal.

Every list you have gets entered into the book … work, personal, family stuff, house projects.

And no, you never tear out any pages!

(My daughter – The Most Organized Human Being on the Planet Earth – has an organizational system she shared with me.)

Hopefully, my list book will keep me sane.

I admit, I’m having a little trouble transitioning from the 3,000 post-it notes I have all over the house.

8 Responses to “And Now It’s November”

  1. Missy Stalcup

    Good organization will help relieve some stress. Prioritize. You can postpone jury duty and with your upcoming job commitment you can probably get off the trial (I was excused from a murder trial due to previous plans). Thanksgiving dinner can be ordered from the grocery store-you don’t have to assume prep of the entire meal. It’s the family being together that counts! Just breathe.

    • Suzanne

      But I have a Type A personality and it’s impossible for me to order Thanksgiving dinner from a grocery store!

  2. Mj

    We I had my own business I got off from serving on jury duty because I was self employed and like you I was the only employee.
    I gotta say that I LOVE post-it notes. But I do have a little spiral bound notebook that I call my brain because it has not only lists but anything I need to remember for later gets put in there. I am amazed at how often I have to go back and refer to something I listed months ago.
    Hope you sore throat went away!

    • Suzanne

      Sore throat is still raging.
      I have a doc appt. for Wednesday morning to see if he can help.
      (In the meantime, I’m losing a few pounds – so that’s the positive of not being able to swallow.)

      I’m hoping I am excused from jury duty since I am a one-woman business.

    • Suzanne

      I wouldn’t mind if I had nothing else to do.
      But, of course, I always have a million things going on.

  3. Elaine

    Happy late birthday and good luck with everything. I do wish you’d share your daughter’s organizational system with us 😉

    • Suzanne

      If I can figure it out/learn it and be successful with it – I will.


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