That's my little song for today, sung to the tune of "Camptown Ladies," of course. It's a tune that works for just about any song you want to make up about just about anything.In fact, I may even stay in my jammies and slippers all day too.
But before I get busy with watching a movie (North by Northwest with Cary Grant), folding laundry, and working my way through the ironing pile, followed by finishing my book (The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran) and doing some sewing, and then filling out some paperwork for Girl Scout camp in November...
I've been thinking more about calendars. It's just on my mind lately. So let's talk calendars.
I'd love to hear what works for you--and I'm sure Lisa would too--so leave a comment telling us what kind of calendar you like.
I have to say, I love paper. Checking a box on the computer is NOT the same as checking a box on paper. But I do use my computer to keep our family's calendar organized--but I do it in a way that uses paper too.
Entourage is my friend. Toben and I can send each other appointments and I keep them all color coded. Toben is blue. I am gold. Audrey is turquoise. Emma is pink. Girl Scouts is green. Holidays are red. Prayer requests are red.
Everything goes on the calendar. And I mean everything.
School events. Girl Scout meetings and events. Homework assignments/tests for the girls. What's for dinner each night and the cookbook and page number where the recipe can be found. Errands to run. Things to pray for on a specific day--that way I don't forget that so and so has a doctor's appointment or an important conversation, or whatever.
In the past, I've also set up chores as recurring appointments to show up on their specific days. It's been a while, but I'm going to put them back in later today.
Every week I print out the week's calendar and the month's updated calendar and post it on the fridge. I put them back-to-back in a sheet protector, so I can write on them with a dry-erase marker.
(By the way, under that I have a magnetic dry erase board. I keep a list of groceries I need, miscellaneous tasks that don't really have a specific day, and so on. More about grocery lists/menu planning/grocery shopping in another post.)
I like to think of it as Heim Family Command Central.
Then my computer syncs with my Palm Pilot so I have it all with me wherever I go. Along with phone numbers, addresses, and just about everything else I could need. Pretty neat, huh?
Another reason I love Entourage is because I can keep all kinds of lists--and I think I may have mentioned a time or two that I really like lists.
What sizes the girls wear, Christmas shopping lists, grocery lists, Girl Scout lists, house project lists with measurements of stuff, prayer requests, movies to watch and books to read, things I've loaned to others, which titles I have in my Trixie Belden or Nancy Drew collection--you get the picture.
So, what kind of a calendar works for you and why? Inquiring minds want to know...