Back when my kids were infants I had a checkbook-sized one stuffed with coupons for every available baby caretaking item produced. I'd scour Sunday newspaper fliers for jarred food, powdered food, wipes, diapers, teething rings, teething biscuits, more diapers, liquid aspirin, more wipes, powder, shampoo, even more diapers...
Yup, that coupon book was the What Baby Needs version of a Land's End catalog.
December to April~~ Friends of the Library Book Sale (collect, organize and sell books)
January to May 17th~~
Annual city Arts Festival & Wine Tasting
(contact vendors, sponsors, DJ, vintners, submit advertisements)
From March until crops stop producing~~
Local Farmers' Market (contact sellers, Dept. of Ag., FFA, update applications and regulations)
~finish writing that book that should've been done two months ago
~edit that other one
~organize my mom's 80th birthday celebration
~ mow the lawn
~ get gas for the mower so I can mow the lawn
~start a holiday short story for annual anthology
~take dogs to the doggie barbershop
~practice for piano performances
~keep my daughter sane during tax season (she'd like our chunky kitty, Pepperoni to keep her company but is stuck with me:)
A more chilled out office cat than Pep....(see below)
Uh, let me rephrase. More adjusted to office work perhaps, but definitely not more chilled
April to September~~
help organize 40th high school reunion (contact football coach for game tickets, seek and find classmates, PR support)
Chapters 5, 6 and 7 will be summer events (and the first is the only one that requires me to organize something for it - woohoo!)
~present a writing workshop at two public libraries
~go see the ponies at Assateague and Chincoteague Islands (see my post on May 6th for pony and places details)
~attend outdoor theatre performances in Wisconsin (the MOTH's home state).
A near full coupon book until Chapter 8 which is set in September:
~attend high school reunion
(the first reunion, high school or college, I'll have attended. In a town I haven't seen since the year after graduation.)
How is your To-Do coupon book looking? Bulging with events, or slim and just waiting to be filled?