Uh-oh . . . They’ve been there since Christmas.
Christmas was two months ago yesterday.
When my kids were growing up, I used to explain that it was important to write their Christmas or Birthday thank-yous before using whatever it was that they received as a gift. Well, if I had followed those guidelines, I wouldn’t have worn that blue-striped blouse yet. And I wouldn’t have used that Maggiano’s gift card for a dinner that my husband and I already enjoyed.
I have some work to do here.
According to Vicki Norris who wrote Restoring Order – a book that I obviously need to re-read – backlog is “anything you haven’t done that is cluttering your environment or your to-do list . . . Part of digging out is committing to processing your tasks and belongings on a consistent basis. Until I have a catch-up day, my backlog of tasks picks up volume and speed!”
It’s reassuring to learn that even a professional organizer like Vicki Norris needs an occasional catch-up day.
I declare tomorrow to be my Catch-up day. Consequently, those thank-you notes should be arriving in the mail early next week.