When we worked, I carried a small Franklin planner that was my go-to place for all things going on in life, both work and personal. It was always either on my desk at work or in my purse, and I referred to it many times a day. And Hubby had an electronic hand-held planner where he (and his admin) put everything important for him to remember and that his ad min synced once a day with his work computer as well as hers. So that was his go-to spot for all things to be remembered.
And then we retired.
When we retired, it became much more important to keep a master calendar here at home. But, then we had to remember to look at it every day. A bigger challenge when in retirement, because there wasn’t nearly the daily routine that there had been during our working days.
So, I started putting post-it notes on the mirror in our bathroom when there was something we needed to remember. Most of the time, these were reminders of things that were already written on the calendar that we kept, but seeing it on the mirror was a much more sure reminder.
But then something I saw on television, and my memory fails me here so I don’t remember what it was I saw that inspired this idea. Anyway, I thought of the grease pens that are used on white boards and wondered how they would work on the mirror!
They worked. And now any messages we need to leave for each other or any reminders we need to leave ourselves, are left on the mirror.
The notes are often incomplete — just enough to remind. This tells me, on Friday I have golf at Shoaff Park at 10 am and we’re going to dinner and a movie with Doug and Linda about 4 pm.
This picture shows both what kind of works and what works better. On the tub deck beside the plant is the calendar we write everything on. But, when we realllly need to remember something, even if it is written on that calendar, we write it on the mirror “just to make sure”.
I put the markers and eraser in a container on the counter to keep them handy.