This morning I decided to update my calendar - a coil-bound paper contraption - and note all of the family's pending activities for the next few months. I think it's emblematic of the age we live in that, in order to get the information I needed, I consulted several web pages, checked their events calendars and duly noted the relevant facts.
To find out about Jonathan's activities, I went here. To find out about Joshua's schedule, I went here and here. This second page also has information about events for which Dave and I will be volunteering. Another site I visited was here. I haven't copied much from this page yet. We won't know until Sunday night whether these events - and more - will be added. I just wanted to scan the horizon for possibilities. The final site I visited was here, since I don't want to overlook an important extended family event.
Last week I wrote a post about our family outing to Blues Alley. When I made the reservations in December, I immediately emailed - another sign of the age - Dave, Jonathan and Joshua and told them to clear their calendars for that evening.
Dave and I haven't made any plans yet for a winter getaway. Those will depend largely on whether Joshua gets into the Crossmen. Once we know that, we will plan accordingly. It would be nice if we could do this the old-fashioned way: in person, face-to-face. If all else fails, however, we can either confer via email or check each other's blogs for updates.