The Problem With the End of the Year

I cannot believe that the year is almost over. It does not seem like the end of November. Can I get a witness?!

I love this time of year. I love the anticipation of Christmas! I especially love all of the Christmas crafting that goes on around my house. It's exhilarating!

There is one thing that I used to really not like about this time of year. When you go to the dentist or somewhere similar, you make an appointment for several months in the future. That's usually no big deal. I just come home and write it on the big family calendar. {Yes, I still live in the stone age where all calendars are made of paper and hung on the side of the fridge.}

The problem is that toward the end of the year, I can't write the appointment on the calendar! My calendar ends with December, but the appointment is next March. Invariably, the little appointment card with the date and time on it gets misplaced and the appointment is easily forgotten. What to do?

Then one day it came to me, and I want to share my solution with you! It's brilliant! {Okay, I'm easily amazed.}


I staple the appointment cards to the back page of the calendar. 

The cardboard back has to be good for something, right? My little appointment cards don't get lost. They are attached to the calendar right behind the month of December, waiting to be written on my new archaic, paper calendar when the new year rings in.

Okay. Maybe it's not brilliant, but it is a huge help to keep this family moving along without skipping a beat. I hope it helps you, too.


3 thoughts on “The Problem With the End of the Year

  1. I solved this problem last year by buying a (refurbished) iPad. That calendar never ends! I am working hard to be more organized and this has helped.

  2. I would love to have an iPad! Maybe someday God will plop a lot of money in my lap…

    I have found that I really have to have a calender that cannot go "out of sight, out of mind." If my calender is hanging in a place that is obnoxiously obvious, then I don't forget important appointments. I blame my poor ol' brain. ;o)

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