As the holidays are approaching and things start getting crazy at work, it seems like I have more and more things to remember in the morning before leaving for the office. Sometimes it's cookies for a holiday lunch, a card for someone, things to bring to the post office, etc. - whatever it happens to be, I seem to have my hands full a lot more often in the morning these days. Proof that I often have too much to carry? My coffee mug now has quite a dent on the lip when I accidentally dropped it in the parking lot while trying to juggle too many things at once:
And that is what I'm blaming for my unfortunate habit of forgetting to bring my coffee to work in the morning! I never used to have this problem, so I am blaming the holidays. In order to rectify this situation, we've devised a new plan that will (hopefully) make it virtually impossible for me to forget my mug. We've put a sign on the front door.
Now every day when I leave the house in the morning and go to unlock the door, this friendly reminder helps me run back to the kitchen and grab my coffee before I hustle out the door to scrape the ice off my car. So far it has helped me for about a week. If Post-It Notes offered 8 1/2 x 11'' sized post-its, I might just invest in a pack. Maybe I can employ the same system to help me remember to water the plants!