Time is different when you’re a writer.
First, the days of the week. You forget them. If I didn’t have kids in school, I wouldn’t know Monday from Saturday. All the days blend in together. Since I DVR or purchase all the television shows I watch, I couldn’t even tell you what day it is based on television programming. I realized this was getting bad during Christmas break — when the kids didn’t go to school, I had no idea what day it was, especially the two weeks after Christmas. In fact, one day after Christmas I thought it was Tuesday. I told the kids it was Tuesday, I told my neighbor it was Tuesday, and I talked about things I needed to do the next day (on Wednesday.)
I didn’t realize until I woke up the next morning that it hadn’t been Tuesday. It had been Monday. Groundhog’s Day anyone?
If I didn’t have my calendar up on my computer, I would really be lost.