My day job is working as a legislative assistant for my dad, who serves as a Kentucky State Senator. When I took the job, one of the requirements is to keep up with his schedule. Which can get hectic, especially this time of year. Parades every weekend, fundraisers, picnics, etc. Needless to say, "my" calendar has filled up with my dad's appointments. In the beginning, I tried keeping our things separate by highlighting things in a different color. Dad's stuff was green, my stuff was pink, blogging stuff was blue. And it worked.....for a little while. Until the green began to take over the days.
See the green? That's dad's stuff. Just dad's stuff. And it always grows. It starts as one or two things and ends up being several things a day. It just gets confusing for me. I'm the type that writes EVERYTHING down. If I need to put chicken in the fridge to thaw out for tomorrow's dinner, it needs to be written down on a to-do list, or I'll forget it. Make fun of me, if you will, but dad's calendar wasn't leaving enough room for my obsessive step-by-step calendar for everyday. Enter the Dollar General store. Enter a "student" planner for $2.