Friday, June 17, 2011

Pencil And Paper

Over the last year I've made a concerted effort to keep an electronic calendar.  My kids urged me to make this paperless change.  Enough with the post-its, appointment cards, week-at-a-glance calendar they said.  Secretly I think they were embarrassed to see me scribbling appointment notes at the orthodontist's office, but I decided to give it a try.  One of the perks of having kids is that they strive to keep you current.  And let you know when you're not.

I'm proud to say that I mastered this task of keeping an electronic calendar.  I have everything from birthdays to appointments to sheep and wool festivals entered.  My phone and computer calendars are synced as one.  Work life, personal life - it's all there.  The system has been working quite well until this week when I fell off the wagon and resorted to this.

Pencil and paper.  I've been working on a dyeing schedule for Sock Summit, making notes here and there.  Before too long the notes piled up.  I had a momentary lapse and pulled out the paper calendar to organize the notes and schedule the dyeing.  Now that it's all laid out on paper I can see what I have to do when, and it's suddenly more manageable.  Of course I have no idea if it conflicts with the rest of my life.  As long as the kids don't discover I'm keeping a paper calendar on the sly, I can make adjustments along the way.

My neighbors' yards provide wonderful bursts of color up and down the street.  Since my own yard is often lacking when it comes to flowers and plants, I appreciate their efforts all the more.  I have my neighbor to thank for this color inspiration of the week.

Sage green topped with fuchsia.


MicheleinMaine said...

Paper calendar and post it notes are my system! That way you can throw the post its away!

Love the rose campion.

Karen said...

Hey, if the Sock Summit team can organize that whole shooting match with sticky notes and poster board, there is no need for you to apologize!

Have fun with all those colors!