Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Well Filled Calendar

Next to my desk I keep a large wall calendar and near it I keep a mug fill of ultra fine point Sharpies in a variety of colors. Whenever something comes up, I jot it on the calendar with one of my markers. The colors are mostly random, though I have a few that are used for certain purposes. Red is for when my coworkers are going to be out of the office - it lets me know more help may be needed. Other colors represent certain people - orange, sage green and purple all stand for particular friends. I also tend to use one color when I have a repeating event - for example, all my part time job shifts are in one color, the days I will be traveling for work is another, and so on. Why do I bring this up?

Because yesterday there was nothing written on my calendar. The next day I have like that is the 25th of April. So much for this month quieting down!!

Don't get me wrong though, I am not complaining. Many of the things coming up are really good...

For example, a gal I have known for awhile and really respect as a fellow volunteer invited me out to see a play with her. We've never spent much in the way of social time together, so I am really looking forward to it. The week after next will be that travel for work that I mentioned, while I will be working, it will also be a chance to get a change of scene and get out of town for a few days on someone else's dollar. It should be fun! I've also got some part time work lined up, which is always good!

Not all my nights will be too busy though. I am pet sitting this week for my sister's adorable pup, and even though it is something I need to do, it also just means that I will be spending a bit more time at home. I've also got two Sundays coming up (Easter and my mother's birthday) that I will be spending with family, not to mention getting to sneak in a little extra "sister time" tonight when she brings over my only nephew(dog). Again, all good things. In fact, I can't say that there is one thing on my calendar I don't want to do... I just wish they were a little more spread out! Anyone got an extra week they could spare??

Actually, I think it will be good. While it is busy, it isn't unmanageable and the concentrated schedule just might help me focus more on what needs to get done this month. If not, well, there is always May...


Photo by: Miss Shari

5 comments:

Frugalchick said...

I'm actually a bit jealous! May through the end of summer is usually when I am busiest (summer activities, visiting family, etc). I've got a pretty low-key April ahead of me, and I'm itching to get started on the summer fun!

Dawn said...

It should be lots of fun, but I will happily swap you a busy week in April for one of my slow weeks in May. :)

Kari said...

Dawn, I don't know how you do this part of it. I'm constantly busy. This month I'm extremely busy too. I find it overwhelming and get stressed. I'm not ver organized, so much so that even a calendar will stress me out sometimes lol I do post it notes though.

Slinky said...

Lol, I just had that kind of month for the last three! Finally April is quiet and I can work on some projects I've been putting off! I love having a social life, but a girl needs some down time!

Dawn said...

Kari - not being organized would stress me out more. At least with a calendar I can look at it and say, "Okay this is what needs to be done today." without one I would be a wreck not knowing day to day what I had to do. I have too bad of a memory!! :)

Slinky - I am with you 100%! I would love some downtime!