I am an unabashed list maker. If you classify me as OCD, that’s okay — I love the pleasure I get from crossing things off when I accomplish them. I make lists for: Things I need to pack when I’m getting ready for a trip. People to whom I intend to send Christmas cards — the operative word being intend — as I rarely follow through on that these days. Chores that need doing at home. Places to go when I’m out on an errand run. Books I want to remember to look for or request at the library. My favorite might be grocery store lists — and if there is additional shopping to be done for a holiday or for company, even better — I get to create a sub-list that separates basic essentials from the things that are necessary for the special occasion. One of these days I may even remember to take that list with me when I go to the store.