My dear friends I have a confession. For years I have had a special scrapbooking tool that I have not shared. Today I need to spill the beans after all of these years to end my guilt.
Ok – all kidding aside, around 2006 Mike convinced me to give up my paper “mom book” (Day Runner) in favor of the Google Calendar. I was very leery of not having a hard copy of my daily life because lets face it half the time I am not even sure what day it is so I needed my mom book like most people need coffee. But over the years this computer version of my life proved to work very well. Now that I have my windows phone I really love Google!
Why do I bring this up now?
I am starting to work on Kaela’s 8th grade album. I pulled all of the photos out only to realize this is the year that I only had choir performances and photos of her work at Equest. It is rough on a scrapbooking Mom when the school will not let you past the front desk because the kids are growing up and do not need you anymore. I could still chaperone events but they frowned on my visiting like we all do in grade school and I was not needed as a room mom anymore. Why does Kaela need to grow up anyway?
How am I going to make a full album with very little photos. Ah! She went a 2 week trip with her Grandparents the summer before 8th grade and I have those photos!
Where does a calendar fit in? Well I did not have to tear the closet apart looking for the 2010 mom book just so I could look back and reference the days that she was gone, to find the time line for the photos. All I had to do was open my calendar and find August 2010 – print – then I have all of my notes in less than 3 minutes.
Now I just have to sort photos from a trip that I was not there for.
This should be fun.
Hey! School is out, I can just wake Kaela up at 3:00 am to help me sort these photos. who needs sleep?