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.