the secret lives of prothros.

December 30, 2009

To Do Lists.

Filed under: Uncategorized — prothro @ 5:50 pm

I’m a frantic to-do list writer. At all times, there is one to-do list on the computer, one on my phone and at least one floating around the house on a piece of paper. My mind can’t settle and start working until I write everything down. Otherwise, I have to try to contain my list in my mind while I work.

And that never works.

Before we left for Colorado, I had a monumental to-do list. Pretty standard for pre-vacation holiday time. A peculiar thing happens when I have a long to-do list though and it happened right before we left for Colorado.

Sometimes I look at my list, with tiny boxes ready to be checked upon completion and I don’t like anything on my list. And instead of powering through to a boring task, I instead add tasks to my already overflowing list.


Two days before we left for Colorado, when packing and shopping and a hundred other things were on my list, I decided to send out Christmas cards for the first time ever.

Two days before we left.

Furthermore, due to the long shipping times and high costs of buying cards online I decided to just make my own, giving me even more time until I had to get back to my actual list.


If you didn’t get one, it’s not because I don’t love you. It’s because this whole idea was ridiculous and unorganized. I had no list, no rhyme, no reason. If you want one of your very own, I have extras. Email me your address and you can have one all to yourself.

But just to cover my bases (and keep from doing the other 13 things on my list) here is our Christmas card:

And photo cred to the fabulous Lane Jacobsen *wink*


  1. I am the exact same way!! I always have a list going. And sometimes when I have a list that nothing seems to be getting crossed off, I’ll think of something I have done that wasnt on the list, write it on the list, and immediately cross it out!!

    Oh, and cute Christmas card!!

    Comment by Katy Link — December 30, 2009 @ 9:32 pm

  2. The Prothros are so cute!!! Congrats to Evan on the NI award.

    Comment by mom — December 30, 2009 @ 10:29 pm

  3. Aw, you guys look so cute! And your CO pics are unbelievable! Take your friends to that place, please!! : )

    Comment by Lane — December 31, 2009 @ 7:47 am

  4. WEll. Despite list cheating I loved the Christmas cared! 🙂

    Comment by Jessica — December 31, 2009 @ 7:48 am

  5. I feel lucky to one of the fortunate few to actually receive a Christmas Card from you guys. Thanks, it was trully amazing. Now about the Taylor family Christmas Card….the Godfather was pretty scary…..

    Comment by Tom Prothro — December 31, 2009 @ 8:10 am

  6. Evan keep growing the hair!

    Comment by Beardo — December 31, 2009 @ 10:37 am

  7. Chad just told me that we received one of your cards but he left it at your house. Oops. I have the perfect spot for it on my fridge if Evan happens to bring it to work to give it to Chad (again). 😉 And I don’t know Katy Link, but I love her idea about writing something she’s already done on her list and crossing it off. I’m beginning that immediately!

    Comment by Katie — January 1, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

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