For years, my mom has bought each of us children a calendar for Christmas. Sometimes they are just for fun, sometimes they are themed (for instance, everyone gets a movie calendar). This year, Landen got a calendar of London landmarks, since she’ll be going on a study abroad program there this spring. Our calendar was a Boston one to celebrate our upcoming move there.
For 2009, I’m using the calendar (which always hangs in our kitchen) to mark off the days I work out so I can see how I’m doing. I found a box of star stickers that we bought some years ago (for this same purpose, actually) and I’m sticking one on the calendar every time I go to the gym.
By the end of the year, when that calendar hangs in some little apartment in Boston, I’m hoping that it is filled with at least 156 (that’s three times a week for 52 weeks) of little stars in various colors.