Posted by: heartfull | December 22, 2008

erm… Calendars?

Yes.  So apparently, if you decide you use the Outlook-to-Blackberry-to-Outlook method of organizing you family calendar, you have to actually enter events in one or other of the calendars in order to remember to go to them.  That ensures that when you spend $42 on three tickets to a holiday production of The Nutcracker, you don’t end up missing the show.

It also prevents the extreme anxiety felt the Sunday morning after having missed the show when you wake up at 5:30 am knowing exactly where you forgot to go the evening before, even though you haven’t given a second thought to the show since buying the tickets over a month ago.  Since you didn’t, you know, enter the date on your calendar.


Other events are on my calendar.  Noted events like “Christmas Eve”  and “Christmas” have only done marginally well at causing me to act in a preparatory manner.

My to-do list is as follows:

  1. Gifts?  check
  2. Stocking Stuffers?
  3. Wrapping?
  4. Christmas Eve Menu Planned?  check
  5. Holiday grocery shopping?
  6. Second reading of Twilight (last week) and half of  New Moon (last night – had to get the book back from a friend) due to obsession from having recently seen the movie?  check
  7. Healthful amount of sleep last night?

So, as a result of the two rather healthy checks next to 1 and 4,  I’m feeling a bit relaxed about the week.  The Martha’s of the world would have checks next to all of those items, plus have most of the dinner made.  Of course, checks next to lines 2, 4 and 7 would have been at the expense of 6.  And how fun would that be?



  1. LOL I still have to wrap all the presents… and I am re-reading New Moon too! Have a great Christmas!

  2. Great SOH! Merry Christmas. Visit me at and enjoy my Christmas post, “Claus and the Consultant.”

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