Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Days of Our Lives
Every year, between Christmas and New Years, my 'big' project is getting the new calendars ready for hanging. I transfer all of the birthdays and special days and whatever appointments we already have scheduled. The biggest task is blocking out K's work schedule--something that I MUST do because it is crazy. Even though his work days rotate through the same 28-day rotation, I can't figure it out in my mind and HAVE to have it written out for me to look at. And so, I sit and 'take care of' calendars the last week of every year.
This past December, I took all of the calendars that I needed to get ready and decided to get the job done. It seems as if I'm adding more calendars every year and the task takes longer each time. This year, I had four to work on--one for the kitchen, one for the computer room, one for the sewing room, and one for the bedroom. I got myself situated in the kitchen and proceeded to work on calendars while I watched the hockey game. I had a 'master' calendar that I used as a reference for copying onto the 'permanent' ones. Everything went well through the first three calendars--and then I got to the fourth one. The 'Bunny Suicides' calendar. I pulled out the gel pen and started to write in the upcoming special days for January when I realized things didn't look right. K's birthday is on 4 January--a Wednesday in 2012--but 4 January was in the TUESDAY space on the 'Bunny' calendar. WHAT?!?! It took me a minute or two to realize what was going on: The 'Bunny Suicides' calendar started the week on MONDAY and not on Sunday. Who does that? I know that 'Bunny Suicides' is a British thing, so is this a common practice in Europe? Or is this common for business? After all, the business week begins on Monday, not Sunday. Needless to say, a thankless, annoying task was made just a bit more complicated by this--and I will try my hardest to NOT go through this again. Sadly, no more 'Bunny Suicides.'
***I bought this from Barnes & Noble and there was no mention of the format. Last year's calendar had the days in the 'right' order, so I never expected any problem. Even though reviewers mention this fact on Amazon, it would never have helped me, as I had purchased this early. I just have to remind myself of the format each time I look to see what day it is. :)***