Disappearing time

I’m fairly technologically savvy.  I use an iPhone calendar to keep meetings straight and Cozi to send myself the occasional reminder.  But the truth is that without the paper calendar book that permanently sits on my desk, I would be lost.

With a busy husband, two working sons, a high schooler and a pre-teen daughter who never met an activity she didn’t want to join, scrawled notations fill every square of every week.  I rely on the calender to know when to drive the boys to work, when my daughter needs to be at soccer, when I have to work unusual hours and everything else.  And there is a lot of “everything else.”

With only ten days left in the year, I have discovered something troubling.

My calender only goes to December 22.  I can’t understand this.  Isn’t not like I even bought this calendar on sale or anything.

I have a new calendar that starts on January 1, 2014.  I’m inexplicably excited about having a brand new, clean and shiny calendar.

The only problem is getting from here to there.

Fortunately, Problem Solver is my name and, um, Solving Problems is my game.

If you’ll excuse me now, I need to print out a piece of paper showing December 23 to December 31 so I don’t get lost along the way.

2 Responses to “Disappearing time”

  1. Vivian December 21, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    I too need paper.

  2. Esther Johnson December 22, 2013 at 12:31 am #

    I remember being told computers would do away with papers. Is that true?

    Without my paper lists and notes (mostly also on a big calendar, plus the calendar book which lives in my purse) I, too, would be lost.

    I LOVE writing things down. My computer son daily tells me to use my computer – but when I made lists and put them in my ‘smart phone’, I never saw them again. Obviously, it is NOT smart. Just give me old fashioned paper.

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