The schedule of our lives is shaped by the movements of the earth, moon, and sun.  In ancient Rome, a priest observed the sky and announced a new moon cycle to the king. For centuries afterward, Romans referred to the first day of each new month as Kalends (from their word calare, which means “to proclaim”).  The word calendar derived from this custom.

Here we are, eleven days into the New Year, and I completely forgot to buy 2013 calendars to replace the 2012 ones I have hanging in strategic locations.  Sure, I utilize my OUtlook calendar on my laptop, but I’m not sitting in front of my laptop all day every day (in spite of what the hubby thinks).  I could utilize a calendar app on my phone, but there again I don’t carry my phone with me all day every day.

My sister sent us her annual photo calendar she does every year, but wherever she had it done forgot to add a hole to make it hang-able – and Princess Nagger seems to have misplaced my hole punch.  I know, right? 

I usually get at least one deer calendar (since I collect deer) to hang on the side of a cupboard in the kitchen, then Princess Nagger gets her own calendar that’s hung low on a different wall in the kitchen for her to make her own notations on, and I have a third calendar hanging on the basement door since it’s in a high traffic area (and near where Princess Nagger hangs her school backpack so I make school notations on that one for easy viewing).

The hubby – who is afraid of horses – faced his fears and bought Princess Nagger a horse calendar that I keep forgetting to hang up – so if you couple that with the one my sister sent (that I’ll end up hammering a nail through to punch a hole for hanging) I’m two for three on my calendar quest.  Now to make myself a note to pick up that third vital deer calendar and 2013 will be set for scheduling genius.

Which brings me to this weeks question(s):

Do you use a paper calendar or electronic calendar (like on your phone or computer) – or all methods like I do?

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  1. I think I still prefer to use paper than electronic. Because paper can be stored in a years maybe a decade but unlike electronics that once the storage is full, you cannot store it back.
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  2. We use a combo strategy. The hubby likes the paper kind and I go for the electronic. Now, that reminds me that I have to go buy him a calendar.

  3. Electronic at work, paper at home. We see the paper one at home and everyone uses it to keep track of appointments and trips and such. At work, since the computer is always there I keep track of things on it.
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  4. I use both – of course, there’s the calendar in Outlook, but I also have a wall calendar in my office and our realtor sends us one for our refrigerator every year. I was surprised at how handy that one comes in.

    Now that I think of it, this is the first year Jolly hasn’t given us a calendar with photos of the G Man for Christmas. That makes me kinda sad.
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  5. I use both. I got the BIG Paper Source calendar for business planning, and I use the calendar on my phone to remind me of appointments/plans for myself and my family. I haven’t yet found the perfect system, but I’ve been searching for a long time!
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  6. I use a paper one and I heart it! I just ordered an Erin Condren life planner and can’t wait for it to come! I have tried to use electronic. My husband keeps begging me to use google since he does and it would be “easier”, but I can’t get away from the look and feel of a good old paper calendar:)
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  7. I really do like a paper calenar. For 2012 I had bought all the boys a wall calendar for their rooms but didn’t bother this year. This year we got one from WWF for our donation, and hubbie bought me a ForBetterorForWorse one. 🙂 I don’t use the one on my computer because like you I’m not on it all the time. My phone is usually in my purse and unhearable.
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  8. Always start off using calendar on iPhone, then switching back to paper. By the time I’ve squinted at the screen, tapped a few typos and corrected it all, I could of written it down. And as the calendar is in front of me it’s a constant reminder, also I can jot down doodles and instructions sometimes, which is a pain electronically to do.
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