12.18.2007

Grrrr!

At the beginning of the year, the teachers are asked to volunteer to sell tickets at some of the extracurricular events. I signed up to sell tickets this Friday....an early realease day....we get out at 11:50....it is the day we get out for Christmas vacation. What was I thinking?

I am so bad a calendaring. I never know the date and don't really want to remember it. I don't ever remember people's birthdays...not even my parents, siblings, nor niece or nephew.

My good friend, Jodie, who is very organized and always knows the date, decided to help me get organized. One day, we sat down and I wrote and addressed birthday cards for my family for the entire year. I have them in a book and they are filed by month.

Well, today I called my niece to tell her Happy Birthday and to see how her day was. She said, "Newt-Newt, my birthday was yesterday." I said, "I thought your birthday was the 17th." She said, "It was, today is the 18th." (An 8 year old keeps up with the date better than me.)

Grrrr. I don't think I'm ever going to get this right. Even when I remember when someone's birthday is, I don't really remember what today's date is.

Some of you practical people probably are saying... get a calendar...use Outlook....blah, blah, blah, blah. I've tried calendars and I have several... they're not working!

Grrrr!

10 comments:

mimi said...

When you die, if you don't know the date, you still get to go to Heaven.

Robert Conn said...

Tell your hubby to put it in his Tilt!

Kelsey said...

Awww...and this is why I love you!

Shelly said...

What is the Grrrr... All about. It tht one of those Maryland things.

Rachel said...

It's the sound I make when I'm frustrated. It's just a Rachel thing.

Robert Conn said...

Wow Rach, I usually only make 4 letter word sounds. You however, upgraded to 5 letters.

Danielle said...

I'm the exact same way Rachel...exactly...except this kind of behavior tends to trickle over into my work life. I may forget that a client has an important doctors appointment. Also, in college...I can't tell you how many tests I would walk into and not even know we were having one. Even though I had it written in my planner. I just stopped caring. Try that. Oh...in addition to forgeting loved one's birthdays...I have on several occasions forgotten how old I am, and because I suck at Math, people have to do the Math for me and tell me how old I am.

Susie Moore said...

Danielle once went to my birthday party and didnt even know it was my birthday lol!

jodie said...

it doesn't really matter if you forget birthdates of special people. 'Cause the people in your life already know you love them by the way you treat them!

Kacie said...

It's really ok, Rachel. I'm not that great at remembering dates either and I have always been so jealous of my friend Christina who remembers every significant date in her life, plus everyone's birthday. There's actually been times I have to think really hard to remember what my anniversary date is. It's July 7th but for some reason I'll think it's in June. Oh, and if it makes you feel better last year I completely forgot Finley's (my niece) first bithday party. Kristen called me after it had already started to see if we were coming. Lachlan and I were both sick, but I still completely forgot about it I felt terrible for it. I like what your mom said, you still get to got to heaven even if you don't know the date, very funny!! It's really ok so no more growling.