Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Of Calendars and Cars

I spent a good portion of yesterday setting up my calendar for next year. You know, collecting and entering all the events, activities, meetings, and organized chaos I deal with each year - both personal and professional. Already my calendar is littered with stars, labels, virtual post it notes, reminders, and task lists.

Every year, my boss and I talk about things to do in the "quiet period" after audit. And I'm looking at my calendar and stack of things to do on my desk and I'm thinking "Uhm...I think we need to re-evaluate our definition of 'quiet period'". Because no, really, I don't think it actually exists.

Oh sure, it's not nearly so hectic October - April as May - September typically is around here. But I'm never without something to do...something usually rather pressing actually.

Just looking at my professional January calendar is a bit cringe worthy.

That's not the point.

Anyway, as I was building my calendar, I realized something of importance. In just 2 more months, I will have my car completely paid off. That's right. For the first time in like eleventy-billion months, I will no longer have a car payment. I barely know what to do with myself! Well...OK...I do know what to do with myself and that off other bills...but still! How fabulous is that?

It's been a long time coming.

I plan to keep this one until I've driven it into the ground. It's a Honda. I'm fairly certain that means I'm car paymentless for a good long time to come.

1 comment:

kk said...

*I* think you should stash away at least a small portion of that payment somewhere as a way to save for something fun (like a trip to somewhere you've always dreamed of visiting). ;) Uh oh... unsolicited advice... sorry!