7.12.2011

Checklists

Happy Tuesday!

I know I promised an entertaining post today, and I have that in the works, but I didn't get home until late from Date #3 last night so I'm going for this short post instead!

Last night Bryce and I went out for pizza and then went to see Horrible Bosses--the movie was much better than I expected and really funny!  After that we relaxed at his house and even went out for a Slurpee run around 11:00--did anyone else take advantage of Free Slurpee Day?  Finally, as I left, he traded me his new Billy Currington CD for one of my favorite CDs so we can burn copies for ourselves.  I can't get enough of the song "All Day Long."


One of the things we discussed last night (which is the inspiration for this post) was things we want to do.  We decided to make a checklist of fun things and brainstormed them together--my job was to write the checklist, add more to it, and give it to him tomorrow (he's coming to have lunch with the Cuties and me) for him to put on his fridge.


In case you can't read it, on the list is:
  1. Canoeing
  2. Squirrels Game (The Flying Squirrels are Richmond's minor league baseball team)
  3. Cook Dinner Together
  4. Play Catch in the Backyard
  5. RIVER!  (Bryce has a river house and wants to take me sailing)
  6. Paint pottery @ All Fired Up
  7. Edo Squid (Edo Squid is an Italian restaurant downtown that everyone raves about and neither of us have tried yet)
  8. Take Honcho for a walk (Honcho is Bryce's black lab)
  9. Concert
  10. HAVE FUN!
  11. Add more to this list
It's a pretty good list if I do say so myself and I can't wait to check things off.

Aside from fun checklists like this, I write lists for EVERYTHING--packing lists, shopping lists, blog idea lists, To-Do lists.  I've always been a huge list maker and they help keep me organized and also help me to feel accomplished: It feels so good literally checking things off!  

Are you a list maker?

Additionally, because I don't want Sundresses and Smiles to simply become a blog about my love life, I'm planning to from here on out only touch on the high points/big news in this budding romance and promise tomorrow I will have that more entertaining post for y'all!

Have a great day!

34 comments:

  1. I'm def a list maker, I love being able to cross things off and it actually motivates me to get more done!

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  2. I am all about lists. I don't want to know how much I'd forget without them! This is such a cute idea. I'm so excited for you!!

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  3. I feel like it's my duty to tell you that Edo's Squid is THE BEST restaurant in Richmond. My family goes there so much that when we walk in they have my parents' wine on the table already- it's ridiculous. It's very loud but fantastic!!!! Order the calamari!

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  4. Love your blog. It's one of my daily reads. I live by lists but at our house taking the dog for a walk does not need to be on one. He is waiting by the mudroom door with the leash in his mouth ready to go!!!!!

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  5. Aw, I think that list idea with you and your guy is such a good idea! And I think it says a lot about you guys' potential as a couple!
    I make a lot of lists but usually forget about them or lose them! haha
    I need to work on that ;)

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  6. Very impressive to be making lists after date 3! I love it things move quickly! Have a great time checking off!

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  7. So far so good! Great third date. I like the list idea. I do make lists myself, and you are right, it feels so good to cross things off!

    Susan

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  8. I love lists! I'm so busy it's the only way I can keep things straight and remember all that needs to be done!

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  9. I make lists for ev-ery-thing!! Good luck on this budding romance ;-)

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  10. that list to so cute :) i make lists all the time too-thank goodness for the notes function on my iPod touch!

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  11. Yay for datenights and free slurpees! Ps. How much do you loooove Billy - Swoon!

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  12. Wow sounds like you had a fantastic date night! I used to be a serious list maker but have slacked off some...need to get back to it!

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  13. Nothing feels better than marking things off "to-do" lists!

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  14. I love hearing updates on how the budding romance is going - don't stop with the personal posts, it adds a lot to the blog. And I'm a list freak, I get it from my dad. He's always got at least 6 lists going at any given time. When my little brother was away at boot camp, he asked us to send him some of dad's lists, because seeing his lists felt like home. :)

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  15. So exciting how things have taken off with the new boy! And I am totally a list maker, it gets kind of excessive haha but I love them, they keep me sane.

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  16. I think you should add "fall in love" to the list ;). Can I just say that I loooove hearing about your new romance. Of course, if you'd like to keep more to yourself that's great, but don't hold back on account of us! It really sounds like you two are hitting it off, and the fact that he wants to come to lunch with you and two kids is a GREAT sign. He sounds like such a gentleman!

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  17. Girl....you better keep blogging about your new honey!!! A good love story is just what we need!!!!

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  18. Awww man! You're going to stop giving us the deets on your new man??? I object. I'm too nosey. (c; Love the story, it is just too cute for words!!!

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  19. Well my goodness, this is so adorable...I love yalls list...it looks like yall are going to have a blast...keep us posted if you add to it. And congrats on the new boy...Bryce seems like a lot of fun. Hope lunch with the Cuties is fun today. :)

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  20. What a cute checklist! I am most definitely a list maker.

    Similar to this idea I know a married couple who has a glass jar in their home. Inside are slips of paper with fun ideas like this. Whenever they're bored, they draw something fun out of the jar to do together.

    So happy for you and Bryce - it sounds like you are getting off to to an exciting start!

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  21. Aw, sounds like such a fun date! it's so cute you guys are making lists. I love making lists for everything, it keeps me from going bonkers lol.

    <3 Julie. littlepinkrainboots.blogspot.com

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  22. It's true what they say. Organized people are successful people. That list is too cute, and Cutie A and B are very lucky kids. Not only that, but good luck with your date. It sounds like quite the budding romance!

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  23. You guys are too cute! He seems to be smitten with you :)

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  24. I am such a list maker and love that you made one for fun stuff you want to do! Also, I like that you have painting pottery on there. It's so fun but I take waaay to long when I go!

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  25. I saw Horrible Bosses this weekend too and loved it! I love your list, it sounds like you guys have a lot of fun stuff planned :)

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  26. looks like this little relationship is progressing well.

    i usually make lists and end up just looking at them instead of accomplishing anything on them! haha

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  27. Agree with cAc. Go to Edo's Squid ASAP!!! The soft shell crabs are usually a special and they are amazing!

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  28. Read your latest posts. Bryce sounds so nice. Enjoy! I need to start making some more lists. Memory is going.

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  29. Lists are the BEST - I don't know what I would do without them. It's the only way I can stay organized! :)

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  30. You knoooow I'm a listmaker, all day long!

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  31. 1. I am a HUGE listmaker!!!
    2. I LOVE the name Bryce!
    3. I LOVE Billy Currington…guy has great taste in music :)
    4. I LOVE your list!!!
    5. SOOOO happy for you!!

    XOXO

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  32. A great list. And I am a list maker

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  33. Um, this is pretty much the cutest thing ever. Y'all are adorable. More Bryce, please!

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  34. I have loved hearing about your new love interest!! I love love, and that feeling in the beginning is the best.

    Also -- love lists, I make them for everything imaginable. And I love Billy Currington :)

    xoxo lamb loves

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