Before long, you find yourself making to-do subset lists. Grocery Shopping. Home Improvement. Things To Be Discussed.

Eventually, the lists progress to the point where they’re done on computer, which means you don’t get to scratch things off and throw the list away because something is always added. In the business world, they call this a “living document.” For those unfamiliar with the term, it means something that is never finished.

This can be frustrating, but it can also be rewarding. What better expression of true to-do-ness can there be than always having something to do?

Like, for example, writing an ending for this column. It’s on my to-do list. And I’ll get around to it. But right now, I’ve got to add “repair the back porch screen” to my to-do list.

I’ll get around to doing an ending later.