December 29, 2006

Calendar Days!

Every year at this time I look forward to going to my local store and buying a new calendar for 75% off! I just love the fact that if I wait a few days I can get the calendar that I really love for a much cheaper price. Around the first of December I go and peruse the calendar section to see which one I would love to bring home with me. Then I wait patiently for the big end of the year sale to roll around and I go and purchase it. It is always such a good feeling to get such a good deal!

I think you can tell a lot about a person by the calendar they purchase. They have calendars devoted to hobbies, nature, pets, religion, humor, etc. . . You name it, they probably make it! My philosophy is that you might as well get a calendar that you love and that shows your personality because after all you are going to be looking at it for the next 365 days!

Every year I try and go with an open mind and tell myself I am going to give "other calendars" a chance. I think, "maybe I'll buy a cooking calendar," or "maybe I'll buy a cat calendar," etc. . . Invariably, I end up with the SAME calendar each year! My eye is always immediately drawn to this particular one and I can't wait to tear the paper off so I can explore each wonderful month. I love the wonderful drawings, the beautiful quotes and other musings. This calendar really speaks to my heart and what I love. What calendar am I talking about? Susan Branch's Heart of the Home!

There is something so wonderful and exciting about getting a new calendar. All those days and months just waiting to be filled. New possibilities. New hope. New beginnings! I hope and pray that I will be able to fill my calendar so that each new day will be pleasing to God.


Anonymous said...

Its Candy--from Canada--
Just wanted to say Happy New Year and was so happy that you posted because I always look forward it!
Looks like you had a great Christmas and I love that Martha book too! Tomorrow I plan to buy my calendar as well, I love calendars too!
God Bless,

Kelli said...

Susan, your new winter look for your blog is so cute!!! I LOVE Susan Branch and I also enjoy picking out a special calendar each year. I especially get excited when I see the 75% off sign! :0)

clarice said...

Ohhh you got the calender I wanted. But I am being a good pratical girl and using the free one I got in the mail. Clarice

Susan P. said...

Candy, it was so good to hear from you! You have definitely been on my mind and in my heart! God bless you and your precious husband.

Kelli, thanks! I owe it all to Miss Bonnie:)

Clarice, you are so good to be so practical! I WAS SO BAD! lol

thehomespunheart said...

I have her baby book for Emily and LOVE it! I usually pick the Thomas Kinkade or the Gooseberry Patch calendar - this year it is GP! So cute.

By the way, I got a Paula Deen cookbook for Christmas - my first - I totally thought of you!

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Hi Susan, I haven't been by your blog for a few days so I was pleasantly surprised to see that you got the same calendar I did. It's such a beautiful calendar.

Chrissy said...

Folk art calendars are wonderful! I love to use the pictures as artwork...

Susan P. said...

Monica, I love G.P. too! BTW, You are going to LOVE Paula's cookbook!

Kim, remember, great minds?? LOL!!!

Chrissy, I do the same thing! It is such an inexpensive way to get beautiful new wall decor:)