The lady at the pharmacy asks in such a benign way, and I feel my face get red.
I know this. Don't panic. Just think slowly and calmly.
"December 31st, 2007," I say with partial confidence and only a moment's hesitation. You would think that the date of my third child's birth would be more firm in my mind. But I have calendar issues.
I recently missed an appointment...again. So after a talk with my God, I implemented some practical things to do so I can stay on schedule in our very scheduled world.
I figure there have to be others like me--those with calendar deficiencies. So this is for you, three quick calendar tips to help our kind.
- Keep an up-to-date calendar. Google calendar has become my friend. It allows you to easily enter recurring events, like birthdays and work schedules. And you can access it from anywhere.
- Refer to it every morning. You would think this is a no-brainer, but I have to make a conscious effort to look at my calendar every morning. I told you: issues.
- Do not talk about dates unless you are looking at your calendar. I get into trouble if I discuss dates without actually having my calendar in front of me. Do not commit unless you have confirmed it first.
Missing important dates can hurt those around me. I want to be a blessing.
Bringing it home...
What other calendar tips have worked for you? Come on, friends, I need help.