I guess I'm a hoarder of sorts. Don't judge me. I don't live in one of those houses that only has isles between the stacks of stuff. I try to incorporate the "garbage in, garbage out" rule. But there are certain things I have a very hard time throwing into the land fill. One of those would be beautiful calendars.
Some are so beautiful, I can't bring myself to write on them, and by the end of the year, they are still brand new, and I feel as though I haven't had sufficient chance to love the pictures enough. Old beautiful calendars are useless. They are outdated. The picture usually has a hole in the top center so you can't frame it. I never know what to do with them, so they usually get put away in a drawer, and I adopt Scarlett O'Hara's mantra, "I'll think about that tomorrow."
It is the start of the New Year. All my 2010 calendars are now outdated. I purchased only one this year, but I have 5 places I like to have a calendar. I got two from the grocery store that have pretty pictures of temples, but the main calendar, by the phone, has not been replaced. I just couldn't find one I loved enough to pay $15 plus shipping.
Then a stroke of genius hit me. Yeah, you are way ahead of me. I went to the drawer and I actually found an old calendar (pictured above) that starts on the same day as 2011 does. It is the year 2000. I didn't look it up to see if there are more recent years that match up, I didn't need to, because I found this one and I LOVE it.
So I went to my computer, brought up Word Perfect, typed 2011 and made the font match the calendar in color and size. Then I copy/pasted12 times, printed and cut them out to fit over the old year. I used some removable-type glue that scrap bookers use.
Its been a while since I've posted, sorry about that. My life has been very hectic for quite some time. But I am feeling like things are coming back to normal now.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and celebrated a fun New Year. God bless you all in 2011.