Thursday, May 08, 2008

No More Putting it Off

I started on the school calendar last night. Finally. I opened the file and started putting the correct dates and holidays in. It's important to have the holidays are all on the right day, because this is the calendar people are going to hang on their walls and use to schedule their lives. We have the federal holidays, days like Mothers Day and Fathers Day, and the Wisconsin Public School Observance days. Sometimes I can get confused trying to go from one list to the next and making sure everything is where it should be. And that's just the beginning. In addition to all that, as soon as I get the graphics, I have to insert the student artwork. Then, when we finally get all the dates for the school activities, I have to list them, too. We put a little icon for different kinds of activities - academic, athletics, arts, fundraising, etc. - on the calendar boxes, and then put a list of all the activities to the side, leaving room for people to write their own info, appointments, and activities in the calendar boxes.
A w:Hammock on a tropical beach.
It works pretty well. In fact, another local school has pretty much completely copied our calendar design for the last couple of years. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

If I don't get around to visit much in the next few weeks (I really should keep track of how many hours go into the creation of this calendar), you'll know why. I'm working on the calendar, and I don't have time for anything else - not blogging, not lying around in my hammock chair, not planting my garden, nothing. It's the same every year. When we finally go to print, I finally get to breathe.
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