Friday, April 23, 2010
Home Spun comic strip #474
Half of my scheduling conflicts come from forgetting to write an appointment on the calendar. The other half comes from forgetting to look at the calendar after I've written on it. To make matters worse, I don't always check my pocket calendar against the wall calendar. I'm a scheduling accident waiting to happen.
Since I'm aware of this, you would think I had fixed the problem by now, but no. After telling everyone for a week that Marina had an orthodontist appointment, I managed to completely forget the morning of the appointment. That is, I forgot until the phone rang. Then I remembered. I didn't even need the caller ID to know it was the orthodontist's office calling to tell me Marina missed her appointment. I rescheduled for this week, wrote it down on two calendars, and told everyone in the house to remind me. I even baked cookies for the office to apologize. This time, I didn't miss it.
But I did forget to bring the cookies. One step forward...