It’s Holy Week.
My car has died and I need urgently to buy a new one, and pick up the rental in the mean time.
I have thousands of pew sheets scattered about the house (well ahead of schedule: thank you Maureen.)
I have sermons aplenty to think about and a whole host of things to do for two houses.
So naturally, I have resumed using electronic lists. Vitalist was always more complex than I needed it to be, and now that they want me to pay, I’ve given up. So, I’ve joined the dairy co-op.
Remember the Milk doesn’t do all that I want it to, but I love love love that simply typing a ‘t’ opens up a new task box, that you can type ‘tom’ to set the due date for tomorrow, th for thursday, and (best of all) ‘next w’ for … well, you get the idea. The correct date magically appears, and all is well.
But there’s one flaw.
I seek long lists of things crossed off at the end of the day so that I can say, ‘oh look at all I’ve done’. But of course, with RTM, as soon as I click ‘complete’ the task disappears from my box.
I can imagine learning to seek the goal of a blank task box. Perhaps it would help me think ‘OK, I can stop for today’. But right now it feels very strange.
(and lets not even mention how four days of using RTM has put me back in the throes of ‘apple or berry?’)