Today is one of those special numeric days in the Gregorian Calendar. I always love it when days like this pop up. It’s kind of a nerdy numbers thing.
It’s the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century. How cool is that? The down side? All day I will be singing an annoying song from a creepy children’s show.
There was an old Canadian tv show ftom the 80’s called Circle Square. I remember it being a Sesame Street style education and Christian feelings type of show. Nothing that really stood out about the show except for the end song where they asked viewers to right letters. It was the address of the tv station being sung.
2121 Station F Toronto Ontario, M4Y 2N9. An address that I knew as well as my own when I was a child. I was trying to find a video clip of it, but had no luck. But if you were a Canadian kid in the 80’s- I guarantee you will remember the way the song sounded from those little choir sounding kids.
The past few days I have been feeling rather dumb. I know my wife and I have made plans and discussed errands and what else needs to get done. But I swear I have to ask her again every morning. I’ll probably do it again tomorrow.
I know that after 20 years together it’s not always easy to pay attention. We both have agendas planned for our time off from work. Sometimes we don’t always inform the other of what we really want to do. Perhaps it’s forgetfulness.
As I get older I need more reminders. From filling out Calendars to setting alarms on my phone- I’m always trying to keep myself informed about what I need to do.
But I still forget and need to check with my wife.
We all live our lives based around calendars and clocks. For years I have recited the days of the week starting on SUNDAY. Even my regular work schedule is Sunday to Wednesday. Plus the family calendar we use started that day as well.
This year my wife bought a Disney themed calendar. (Mostly because we have all been dreaming about a future vacation to Disneyland.) Each week starts on a Monday. This is not normal for me! But it works really well for the rest of the family. Since school and work goes from Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday are days off for everyone else.
February also lines up as a perfect month this year when you go Monday to Sunday. Little joys like that make me smile. I can forgive the calendar we use this year for that reason alone. The only thing is we have to start filling in the days with our busy and hectic lives.
How do you recite the days of the week? Are you a Sunday starter or a Monday person?
Ugh. Wasted my time this evening because I was late for an event. I agreed to take my son to his speed skating practice at what I thought was his usual time. Except they had cut it short and had announced it weeks ago. My fault for not checking the calendar tonight.
I have no excuse for being late. The calendar that my wife and I rely heavily on had it written in. We write my work schedule, no school days, appointments and all of the extracurricular activities. Even though today was his regular skating practice, it wasn’t at the usual time. In essence- we showed up, he got on the ice and five minutes later was done.
Now my son and I have some extra time to spend together. So we wandered across the street from the ice rink to the Cineplex. We made it just in time for the start of The Lego Batman Movie.
Good end to an otherwise potentially frustrating evening.
Shhh… the film is about to start. Setting my phone to vibrate.