Thursday, January 14, 2010

What Day Is It?

I have a problem. It's the effing 14th of January, and I don't have a calendar.

I need a calendar to function. I buy one of those big desk blotter calendars from Staples and hang it on my wall, next to the computer. I need the big squares so I can write stuff.

If you know me, you know that I am a list maker. A calendar user. I write stuff down, because if I don't, I'll forget. If some child asks me why they didn't get the ______ that they asked me to get at the grocery store, my reply will most likely be, "It wasn't on the list!"

Right now, the space where my calendar goes looks like this:

December has been ripped away, and there is cardboard underneath. I know you're probably wondering why I don't just go to the store and get a new one. Good question. Staples isn't that close, and I NEED one of those big calendars. I'll get there eventually, and I'm hoping by the time I do, they'll be like 90% off.

In the meantime, I used my mad Photoshop skillz to depict what my new calendar would look like...if I had one. Yes, I know it looks like my first-grader did it. Shut up.

Happy January 14th! (I'm pretending it's New Year's, so I don't feel like I'm so late)


Dawn in Austin said...

Love your new calendar! I am the same way, so years ago, I started giving each of the kids a calendar for Christmas. I used to put my birthday in it for them, but I think they know when it is now. I hope. Anyway, they really enjoy getting a new calendar every year and so do I.

P.S. Even though I got an iPhone for Christmas to help with all of that list making, appointment setting stuff, I still come home and write it on the big cow calendar.

Mary~Momathon said...

My life hangs on the fridge. I print it off of Publisher. I really like your idea better though, bigger spaces! I’ll have to graduate to that when my kids get into activities and there is more Mom-demand for scheduled taxi service.

HappyHourSue said...

LOL!!!!! Looking at that empty space made my hands sweat. As completely disorganized as i am, and slacker extraordinaire, the ONE thing I do EVERY SEPTEMBER is buy the next year's blotter-size calendar at Staples. I always buy the same one. it has big white squares and little flower designs on the border. Without my calendar. life would fall apart as I know it.

Anonymous said...

Don't wait to long to buy a new calendar, or they won't have any left, then you'll be stuck without one for a whole year!

in Grand Forks, ND