I liked the “month at a glance” calendars. I started with those little, square ones you could pick up for free at Hallmark stores. As our lives became busier, I switched to larger sizes.
This paper calendar from 2007 — the last one I kept before going electronic — has appointments for dance team, swim team, softball, and the orthodontist, none of which are now a part of our lives.
This blog is a kind of calendar too, and it’s fun to look back and see what we were discussing in the past. Here’s what was happening on The Family CEO at this time last year:
- The Family CEO Now at U.S. News & World Report - My daughter, Lindsey, and I had just started writing for the U.S. News & World Report Education site at this time last summer. We’re still there, blogging weekly about the college experience from both a parent’s and student’s points of view. You can find us at Twice the College Advice.
- A Found Money Update (Or How Buying Fertilizer is Helping Us Pay Off Debt) - This was an update on $548 in found money that came from a variety of sources, including a fertilizer rebate. I need to write a complete description of the found money method and how I use it. Until then, this post is the closest thing to that on the blog and I link to it often.
- What Ever Happened to Amy Dacyzyn of The Tightwad Gazette? - A surprising number of people arrive at The Family CEO after searching for “Tightwad Gazette” in Google. This post — which is a video interview with Amy Dacyzyn — is where they land.
Is your calendar paper or electronic? Do you enjoy looking back?
This post is part of Frugal Friday.