Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Oh, the Amusing Ridiculousness

Yesterday when I was in the kitchen picking through the last of the sad-looking tomatoes from the garden and cooking the usable ones into sauce, A. came downstairs and announced he had a present for me.  Since A. doesn't really DO presents, I didn't get all excited and expect a diamond necklace or something.

Good thing.  I would have been terribly disappointed, because what he presented to me was one of those pocket-sized daily appointment calendar things that he had gotten free from one of his professional organizations.

To appreciate the hilarity of this gift you must understand that I am probably the least-scheduled person in America.  In fact, I go to great lengths to avoid anything that involves meetings or obligations.  Which is why when A. told me he had an appointment calendar for me, I immediately fell all over myself laughing and said, "What the hell am I supposed to put in it?  Story hour?"

The preschool story hour I attend with the kids at the local library is literally my only scheduled event.  And so far, I've managed to not forget a single one despite my lack of appointment calendar.  But now I can dutifully fill in my story hour obligation every Wednesday morning and relax knowing that now I'm not responsible for keeping all that information in my obviously-deficient memory.

What a relief.


Anonymous said...

Chuckle. Yay for keeping your own 'nonscheduled' schedule. I am totally with you on that. Beth

Anonymous said...

A. needs to give you a gardening book of days--to mark each year when you did what in the garden. But perhaps you already have one. Give the day planner to Cubby; he can draw a picture of what he did on each day. Mary in MN

tu mere said...

May be you could use it as a wish calendar to input how your day could have been planned if you had any control, like an hour to jog up the quiet back road certain times a week. Then you can "share" it with Adam, since he did give you the gift.

Anonymous said...

I thought of something when I was telling my husband about your "gift".....maybe you should look through it carefully to make sure he hasn't scheduled something special in there for the two of you. Beth

Joan @ Debt of Gratitude said...

If you only knew how much I crave an empty calendar. In any given week, I have anywhere from a dozen to two dozen meetings, lunches, dinners, appointments, phone conferences, etc. I live by the clock and I don't like it but I don't seem to know how to change it, short of quitting my job and becoming a pauper. I daydream frequently about retirement because I imagine it will be gloriously unscheduled. I do wonder if I would get bored by an unscheduled life, but I could sure use about six months to test the theory.

Kristin @ Going Country said...

Beth: You don't know A., so you couldn't know that that idea is almost as funny as me having the thing. A. is a wonderful man is many ways, but that kind of thing is totally not his style.

FinnyKnits said...

Much like my pile of dirt and big rock, gifts from Bubba are similar to yours from A. Though I will say that the thought of going without a calendar, trackers of all kinds and my mobile calendar synced to all of these things makes me want to sit down and cry.

I am, perhaps, overscheduled.

You, doll, are doing it just right.

Hilariously so.