Hi Chelle --HeyChelle wrote:When should we start CTG so that the weeks line up with the holidays?
Hopefully that doesn't come across OCD. we have never started on schedule and stayed on schedule. LOL. But this is the year! We did some fabulous catching up this year with ds and I'm super excited that we will be starting school this summer/fall without any rushing or scrambling this year. Just need to pick a start date. Can hardly stand to wait...
I usually considered it a "bonus" when anything actually lined up. But because of a big trip my dh and I took last fall, we rescheduled the feasts a bit and ended up doing some things on the actual calendar day. (It mattered nothing, though, to our activities.) If you're OCD enough you can pull what you need out of the TM to schedule your feasts to fall on the calendar day that you want, but you will have to stay on top of things and it may end up being more of a pain. I speak from experience -- it was never worth it to try to do that. And Purim is out of the question - it is not going to line up. The only one that is actually planned to be on the calendar day is Passover. If you look at the online sample, it lists the weeks and the feasts and may give you a heads-up as you plan until you get your TM and the feasts book.
eta: it's early on a Saturday for me -- I hope that when I wrote "I speak from experience" it came across as "I'm ridiculously OCD and thought I could rearrange everything to fit the calendar and then freaked out at how much work the feasts were going to be and had to be talked down from the edge . . . again."