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A Solo’s Morning “To Do” List.

Rise and shine. Pet the dog.
Make the coffee, according to my partner, before I am a barrister, I am a barista.
Get dressed — office casual— great.
Walk the dog.
Take a few minutes to look at and smell those things in the neighborhood that were never really fully appreciated.

Go to office.
Check PDA calender, no appointments or court appearances today— great.
Check wall calender, confirm no appointments— great.
Make list of things to do today.

1. Research employee/independent contractor
2. Research elements for withholding & CAT filing
3. Make misc. calls
4. Phone conference with client
5. Draft complaint
6. Check out electronic filing (find instructions, passwords, access codes)

Organize case files on desk to correspond to “to do” list.
Find post-it on bulletin board — reminder! Forgot, good grief!
Add to list.

Pet Dog.
Decide dogs teeth should be brushed.
Add to list.

Answer phone call from mom, spend 30 minutes discussing Rachel Maddow, the Olympics, the state of health care, the state of her health, the dog’s health, the health of everyone we know.

Answer door for mail delivery.
Give postman legal advice for 10 minutes.

Answer phone call confirming appointment for root canal— great.
Add to list.

Answer phone call from client, spend 20 minutes explaining why “we can’t just not mention that to the judge.”

Answer second phone call from mom, discuss why I am "always in a rush to get off the phone" and everything else under the sun for 15 minutes.

Redo list, this time on index card with Sharpie marker.

Answer phone call from FED-EX, listen to 10 minute explanation as to why my overnight package didn’t get delivered overnight or over two days.

Pet the dog.
Brush dog’s teeth.

Tear up list.


Comments (2)

Sharyn Wolf, CSW:

It's not a 'to do' list to me.It's poetry!

Natalia Schwartz:

Agree completely: it's poetry, and very talented one!

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