I never purchased a planner or 2009 calendar in January. After forgetting my grandfather's and Aunt Cheryl's birthdays, I came to grips with the fact that I can't get by without one. I really and truly have permanent memory loss from bearing children, I believe. And for some reason, the computer calendar isn't a good substitute for me. I either don't sit down and enter everything, or I click that little "Dismiss" button thinking (silly me) that I'll remember it later. So here it is, my new cherry red calendar. Hopefully, I won't forget anybody else's birthday...this year.
I think I may unwrap this moment with Emily over at Chatting at the Sky. Until this morning when I sat down with last year's calendar to copy all the births and weddings that we celebrate every year, I also forgot how much I enjoy doing that. Maybe it's silly, but I think it kind of goes along with my school supply obsession somehow. Now that everything is transferred, I feel I've accomplished something, and I can get back to that little thrill I get whenever I send a birthday card on time.