Make a date.......with yourself

Discussion in 'Christmas Notebooks' started by ejagno, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. ejagno

    ejagno Well-Known Member

    While getting my notebook ready it occured to me that the calendar part of my planner is the most vital part of this whole plan. Everything evolves around a specific month, day, date or time. The one thing that I really enjoyed last year was the fact that I'd scheduled everything well ahead of time such as:

    Photo for Christmas pictures
    Dates to pick up Christmas stamps when they arrived at the post office
    Date to pick up firewood
    Date to send out Christmas cards
    Dates of grandkids school Christmas plays
    Dates I'd be babysitting for kids to attend their company parties
    Date of our own employee Christmas Party
    Dates to bake specific dishes for the freezer so they'd still be good.
    Dates to kennel the pets for out of town trips
    Dates to put up/take down seasonal decor.
    Dates to focus on each room.

    I'd forgotten:
    Hair appts for regular cut and color
    Special hair appointments for up-do's for formal parties
    Nails appointments

    This year, the first dates I scheduled were for ME! I scheduled all of them today.

    Yes, I want to remind each of you that you are the most important link to this whole plan and you need to take care of you. Trust me, if you don't then no one else will. So often we are so busy with the details of the season that we forget that we are a part of those details. It feels absolutely horrible to work this hard and feel like you want to hide in a closet because you haven't had time to get yourself ready for the festivities.
  2. snowgoose

    snowgoose Member

    You're absolutely right, I always have hair and manicure/pedicure appointments booked for the week before Christmas. No point in arriving at the holiday festivities worn out and looking and feeling like piece of limp rag:)
  3. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Great list with reminders of things not to forget.
  4. Colleen in PA

    Colleen in PA New Member

    Ellen - you are so right! I need to figure this out soon. Bonus, I just received my new Fly Lady calendar (it has enormous boxes for each day). We use colored highlighters for each member of the family and the pink (mommy) has been conspicuously absent in recent months! Thanks for the reminder!
  5. aggy

    aggy Santa's Elves

    Thanks for the tips. I make an appointment for a pedicure before and right after Christmas. After all that standing from cooking for days, my legs and feet are in need of some TLC. :)
  6. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    Great idea...I'm going to put those on my "to do" list as well.
  7. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    great tips. will do tfs

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