Saturday, April 16, 2011

Communications Central

By Lorna Barrett / Lorraine Bartlett

Fridge notes When I need a recipe, I don't go looking in a book or a recipe box.  I go straight to the fridge.  Yup, that's where I leave them.  I've got a bunch of them hang on the door with magnets.

My coupons also live under magnets on the fridge.  So do the school coupons that I same from soup cans.  (I give them to my mother, who gives them to her friend, who gives them to her grandson.)

Then there's my brother's work schedule.  He works rotating shifts so I need to know if it's a yellow day (day shift) or a blue day (night shift) or a white day (day off) if I want to call him.  I mean, I don't want to call at noon on a blue day, because that'll wake him up and he doesn't get enough sleep as it is.

ME TEAPOT  MAGNET FRONT A few years back, my friend Janette sent me Mary Engelbreit magnets for my fridge.  They are the cutest things.  I wish all my magnets were cute, but most of them are from Kodak's 100th Anniversary (way back in 1980).  They gave a LOT of them away and for some reason, we seem to have about 10 of them.  (They are NOT the cutest things, but they work.)

Despite this treasure trove of interesting junk that lives on the front of my fridge, it has not become communication central for our home.  If one of us goes out we usually leave a Post-it note on the counter.  If we want to remind ourselves of a dental or other appointment, the Post-it note goes right on the computer monitor.  (That's where we spend most of our days.  (We both work at home.))

Where is the communications center in your house?