Guess what I did on the beautiful summer day…
We’re taking it easy this weekend because my daughter had eye surgery on Thursday and has to stay pretty low-key. And last week the paperwork & calendar for the 2013-2014 school year arrived. So I took time today to transfer everything from the school district calendar to our home wall calendar and my iPhone calendar that syncs with my work Outlook.
For my wall calendar, I again ordered my favorite Fly Lady wall calendar because I love the size and large spaces. I can fit birthdays, activities, and school closures all in one space!
On my phone, I have my corporate Microsoft Outlook synced with my Google calendar. So on my phone both home and personal appointments show up together in different colors. And if I need it to be on my work calendar (so I’m marked as “busy”) I can do that too.
I do realize that it seems premature to be filling out calendars for next school year. But I’ll admit that it gives me a sense of calm to know that I won’t be scrambling around surprised that the school is closed for in-service day in mid-November! And with my Fly Lady 17-month calendar I don’t have to have 2 calendars to fit it all in. It starts in August 2013 and goes all the way through December 2014. Brilliant!
What did I do with that original copy from the school? I stuffed it in the back pocket of the calendar so that I can still access it, just in case. In case of what, I’m not sure!
How do you keep your family’s schedules in sync? I’d love to hear your tips.