Saturday, December 26, 2009
Moving Toward New Year
Part of my 'end of year' routine is to get my new calendar ready for the coming year. I take down the current year, get the new calendar, the school calendar (no kids at home but my husband is a teacher), my work holiday calendar, colored sharpies, and some stamping supplies.
I start with January of the current year and mark all the January birthdays and anniversaries for the coming year. I pick a stamp for birthdays, one for anniversaries and use those with a different color ink for each month. Then I mark the name (s) and for grandchildren, neices, nephews, etc. I write their age. I note the year for each anniversary. I mark all work and school holidays and my husband's conferences. If I know the dates of vacations I mark them. As I look through the current year calendar it is fun to read all the family get togethers, coffee with friends, vet visits, band concerts, football games - all the stuff of life that fill the calendar.
Then for those who are not near me I make a small note when to shop each birthday based on when my paydays occur, the date to mail a box or card.
It is a fun ritual for me.
Next week I will work on my 2010 quilting projects