I have just discovered my problem…I have no engagement calendar. Also, I don’t write on paper unless I can’t avoid it or I am writing something particularly marshmallowy for a child.
“The trick is to sit down on Friday evening with the next week’s engagement calendar at hand and two sheets of paper–one to make up the week’s menus in light of how much time is available each evening and the other for the week’s shopping that you do on Saturday. This will take about half an hour and it’s a shrewd investment of your time”
From The Working Wives’ (Salaried or Otherwise Cook Book), 1963