About a month ago I found this simple four month calendar online... it was kind of hard to find a four month blank printable calendar... but when I found one I was ecstatic... I printed off four copies. One for my office, one for my home office, one for the preppy boyfriend's office, and one for the fridge at home. On each copy I wrote our schedule for the summer... I was tickled pink! We had plans almost every weekend to travel or to have family visit. We also had a set moving day, and of course my favorite day of the summer was on there (MY LAST DAY OF WORK- HURRAY), the San Francisco Marathon Day, and my first day of school are all marked.
I love looking forward and seeing all those plans carefully laid out and recorded. Plus, it made me feel very loved and important to have such an agenda. I know that sounds shallow, but as our time left in Austin quickly draws to a close I'm realizing how many wonderful and loving people we have in our lives, purely because it feels as though we won't have enough time to see and enjoy them all before we leave. Every time I see a copy of my little calendar on the fridge, or in either of my offices, it makes me smile!
The preppy boyfriend however, hates the calendar. Every time he sees the calendar he realizes how much traveling we'll be doing, how much money we'll be spending, and how little time he'll have to just sit on the back porch and drink a nice cold beer.
That got me wondering about you dear readers, do you find a sense of joy, and peace, and comfort from having a well planned calendar? Or does it stress you out?
Speaking of calendars I'm on the hunt for the perfect day planner... now I know universities often have their own day planners for sale in the book store that include the academic calendar and all your holidays off and what not, and although those are super handy I want something unique, and pretty... something that's going to make me smile every time I pull it out to cross something off. A few must haves on my future day planner are pockets to keep some extra money in, and possibly my student ID. It needs to be relatively thin, so I can easily put it in a purse or an already full laptop bag without breaking the zipper. A month view with squares that I can write on and a weekly view that takes up two pages and includes all seven days with the five days of the work week taking up the most space allowing for lots and lots of room to add to do items.... Phew... I'm not picky now am I?
So Lovelies, any fantastic day planner suggestions?