It's a Bifecta. I'm Lacking A Third Element.

"Sam, you're sitting down. Get this. I think I'm going to buy a completely different kind of calendar this year. It's an organizational one that doesn't even have pictures."

He was duly shocked, as he should have been.

If you don't know me, I'm sure you're thinking that this is the weirdest statement ever. If you do know me, you're entitled to think the same thing. But the truth is, I'm a calendar freak.

That might be an understatement.

I am an organizer. The things that are all my very own and I have complete control over are uber organized. My sewing room has shelves of fabric stacked in rows of designer/non designer, solids/prints, yardage/fat quarters. (Sorry, did I lose anyone there?) My purse has a pocket for everything and everything is exactly where it should be. My closet is hung not only in dresses, skirts, jackets, shirts order but also by color in each of said categories. Shirts are further broken down by sleeve length.

If it's a sickness, I don't want help. Organizing makes me very happy.

So of course, being an organizer, a calendar is one of my best friends. Choosing a calendar is a Big Deal. There are so many factors to consider. I mean, one does not flippantly walk into a calendar store, see a cutesy picture on the front cover, and just buy it. My word, the insanity! Every single picture has to be one that I love. I have to look at it for an entire month. If there is a picture that is Meh, it goes back. It's that simple. And the numbers have got to have large enough numbers for me to see the whole way across the room, but be placed discreetly in a corner of the box so as to leave plenty of space for writing in appointments.

There's more, but I'll spare you the gory details. I'll also allow you to stay home with my dear husband when I go calendar shopping. I spare the people I love that way.

And you're all in luck. I've found what looks like The Perfect Calendar on Amazon. The good news is that it's half the price of the ones that I normally buy. The better news is that my swagbucks points will be paying for that calendar and it'll be free.

If there's one thing that I love more than organizing, it's free.

My word, life is good.

6 comments:

Mary said...

You can't lead a girl on like that and then not leave a link to said perfect calendar. I'm possibly the opposite of your organization but always have dreams of being oraganized.

Trisha said...

Organization does bring happiness, doesn't it? There is nothing more satisfying or calming than organizing something.

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Suddenly I find myself with calendar envy. I use the free one that comes with our yearly renewal of Highlights Magazine. You're my hero.

Flea said...

Seriously? Because FlyLady's calenders are the BOMB. Look and see.

Roger said...

I'm so happy for you, and Sam for that matter, in finding a the right calendar for next year... You know that your iPod has a calendar as well right? It will even give you a warning about something that is coming up. And I think you can even get all the pretty pictures you want and space is not a problem. :)

I'm sure you aren't alone with your obsession for organization, I mean why else would they have all those calendars for sale in September. I buy mine in January when they are at least half off. Not necessarily practical, but I am cheap. :)

JennyH said...

Freak! Just kidding!!! I must be the insane one that buys any ol' calendar (cheap ones at that)!

But if you found your perfect calendar and you will be getting it for free-- more power to you!

Maybe you should take pictures of your closet and sewing room sometime. You know, so you could rub it in all our faces that you are so organized. I am not. My closet- a mess! However, even though things are a mess i usually know exactly where everything is at.