It's that time again!
(What time would that be?)
The time where I tell you what BabyStep I am on and what it was all about!
Sorry, I just got a little sick of starting of my posts the same way all the time. Thought I'd stick my neck out and show my dorky side. (Not that it doesn't show most of the time as it is.) Anyway, yesterday's assignment was BabyStep 14: Read an essay that Kelly wrote. It was all about using calendars.
Personally, this is one thing that has actually stuck with me since my first go-round with FlyLady. I tried using a wall calendar so my then-boyfriend could see it too, and I got all fancy using different colored pens for different event types. (Red for bills, green for paydays, blue for personal events, you get the picture.) I loved the color coding, but not the hard-copy situation. I didn't like not being able to access my calendar from work, and hated having to use White-Out when plans changed. Since my then-boyfriend didn't seem to be checking the calendar anyway, I moved on to a digital format.
Enter Google Calendar. I loooooove Google Calendar. I spent so much time searching for and trying different online calendaring systems, I think I fried my brain. But, I found the one that works perfectly for me, so brain cells be darned!
The main reason I like it so much is the color-coding system it uses on the month view. I like to be able to glance at the month and just SEE what is going on. My fried-brain just took to it naturally. Now that I have the iPhone I can access my Google Calendar on the phone's browser, but the month view just isn't the same:
Ahhhh! No color coding! No one glance planning! With this, I have to click around on each day to see if there is an event or not. I can switch over to the desktop view, which looks like this:
Ah. Much better. I can see what's going on. Trouble is, the interface for adding/editing events in this desktop view doesn't fly so well on the phone. There are third-party iPhone apps that have created calendars that look and behave like the Google Calendar, and can sync with it as well. I'm just not paying $7.00+ for them when that is the exact amount I currently have in my checking account. (I so wish I was kidding about that.) I just wonder why Google can't do what these app guys have done- make the mobile-month view look like the desktop-month view, but have the interface more streamlined for the iPhone. Puhleeese do this Google. I live for the month view.
I will now apologize to those readers who are not iPhone users for my above ramblings. It's my new toy. I'm sure I'll bore of it eventually and stop talking about it.
OK, complete change of topic- who saw FlyLady getting a little, um, crabby with her FlyBabies today? I was checking my Twitter updates and came across this: