You've probably heard of the book "Eat Pray Love". I read it and truly enjoyed it. I was enamored by the story. If you haven't read it, I will warn you that you might not feel the same way. It was one of those times when the stars aligned or something because I was definitely in the right mood to understand Elizabeth Gilbert's adventures (minus the break-up).
As you know, I use a lot of post-it notes to keep my life sane and in some sort of order. If you don't remember the story, you can read about it here. There are times when I don't have a post-it near by, mostly at night when I'm almost ready to fall asleep. Or when I'm in the car and can't write anything down (don't think it hasn't crossed my mind to stash a pad of post-its in my center console). I resort to the memory-game. Repeat the things I have to do, shortening them to one word phrases, until I can remember the three or four things. Thus the "Eat Pray Love" reference. My memory-games start to sound like the title of a book, or a blog.
This happened last night, so I thought I should share because I actually thought of this entire blog. I even went as far as writing it in my head, however since I was sans paper, this is not exactly how it went last night. But it's close enough and I'm running out of things from the mission trip to recap. I also realized that if I'm blogging every day for a year, maybe I should be sharing more about my days instead of just random thoughts (that's what Bill's blog is for).
So I'm not going to tell you what the title of this post means. It was just my memory-game so that I could remember to do those four things and it worked, although not in order. I should also point out that six is the magic number, anything more than six and I can't remember them. Usually it's just three or four things. I've made grocery lists and to-do lists like this and since post-its aren't safe in our house, this is a more effective way to remember things.