At 6:00 this morning I went to my refrigerator to get the milk for my first coffee of the day and thought…oh crap.
I think that fairly often while standing at my fridge, but usually it’s because I forgot to get milk or because the pile of elementary school art projects and empty gift bags I’m just sure I’ll reuse are about to come down on my head in an avalanche of paper. This morning it was because I looked at the refrigerator door and realized I didn’t have a 2011 calendar.
Now, if you know me, you’re thinking: But Shan, you have two computers, four iPod Touches, an iPad and a Droid X in your house. You’re far from lacking in calendars.
Okay, true. But the one thing I can’t give up is a paper calendar. It’s hung at eye level on the fridge door where I can glance at it while getting the milk for that first cup of caffeine. I’ve found that, while the Google calendar may seem to be my lifeline and sync so wonderfully across all my many gadgets, it only works if you actually look at it. My paper calendar I look at.
So this morning, after dropping SK off at school (and I do feel like the only mom I know mourning the end of Christmas break), I ran to Staples and bought a paper calendar to go on my fridge. Sadly, there’s no way for Google to magically sync my appointments to paper, but writing them in with a real pen and everything helps cement things in my head.
Do you still use a paper calendar or have you gone digital?
And speaking of gadgets, today I’m at Access Romance, talking about gadgets and awareness of digital reading. Please stop by and visit me there!