I have mentioned that I have a
slight substantial issue with notebooks. I just cannot seem to pass up a beautiful notebook. Sigh. This month I have been in one notebook, a fairly chunky B6 (lower right). I like the size of the page but the cover is a bit floppy. I have done well keeping up with the various sections and have probably done more note-keeping this month than I have in the past. Best of all, I have learned somethings.
- I want to keep my planning in one place. I use a Moleskine planner for work the last three years but I need my work life and my non-work life to be synced up on paper so this year, I will use my Moleskine for all the date-keeping.
- I love lists but I am not a bullet-journaler. I just can’t make it work. I love looking at pictures on Instagram of bullet journals but I am setting aside the practice for my own notebook. I love having a weekly list that I can carry around and check off so I will continue with that practice.
- I want to journal more about the day-to-day, ordinary life things. I have done this more in my #onebookjuly notebook and it is a practice I will continue. I will return to my B6 slim notebook (upper right) for this recordkeeping. I like the size and the cover and I still have 3 blank inserts so that should hold me for a few more months. This size is easy enough to carry in my purse too.
This week finds me unraveling an old chair. This was one of the chairs from my parent’s dining set. I cannot remember the original color but I do remember my dad recovering them in this brown fabric – at least 40 years ago. I will head to the fabric store for new stuffing, fabric, and trim. Stay tuned! While you wait, visit Kat for more Unraveled stories.
At the top of my list today is getting this quilt basted. This was one of projects I worked on last week. The animals were a printed panel and a lot of the fabric was used in the baby quilt I made for our tiny person. I tried to let the process be simple and random. I have the backing and the batting, just need to get it done. Out tiny person is going to be in a toddler before we know it.
Here are a few links to share:
This blog post and link to an interview.
Golden milk and turmeric lattes.
I rediscovered this podcast last week.
The cast on date for this knit along is just around the corner.
This book, kind of a beach or sitting on the deck read.
Just dropping in to share three things I have been noticing (with thanks to Michelle for the prompt):
I am noticing that when he points, I need to pay attention. I love being surprised by what he remembers. Bird? I don’t see a bird but yes, that is exactly where we saw a bird yesterday.
I had to get my phone repaired yesterday and I noticed how unsettled I felt walking away and knowing I would not be able to text, call, or Google.
I am noticing the feel of a new pen on paper, the softness of my journal, the crispness of the pages of a new book.
head over to visit Carole today for more lists.
This #100daysoffiberandink project is really helping me to focus on TODAY. I have been enjoying some daily making time and an almost daily habit of getting ink on paper.
I ordered a bunch of photos (something I have had on my To Do list for too long). These photos are prompts for some of the memory stories I have been wanting to record.
And I am finally using this spring green yarn to knit a sweater. It is going quickly because size 11 needles and garter stitch.
So, 21 days checked off.
P.S. Check out this link from Amazon. The categories made me think of Mary’s Summer Book Bingo which will be here soon.
* I love my TODAY wood cut out, a gift the kind and generous Honore.
I am declaring today, March 1, as the start of my 2018. Here are three things that I hope will help me relaunch this year:
- A new set of lunch containers to inspire my lunch packing,
- A new to me idea for keeping a notebook
- A new calendar of Pilates workouts and a monthly mission that is calling my name (the Sisterhood program is open for enrollment so if you are interested, take a look)
And a bonus idea for this first month of my new year, I am planning to take more pictures and excited about Michelle’s photo challenge.
*those little knitted chickens in the picture above were made by my daughter and I am thinking of carrying them in my pocket for some fun March photos
I had some time between meeting last week and there happened to be a bookstore right there so I went in for a wander. I headed to the magazine section thinking I might pick up one or two gardening magazines. Have you seen how expensive they are? Yikes! I didn’t find one that I was willing to buy but I did see this issue of Paleo and with a coupon, it was a reasonable purchase. Guess I will go back to Pinterest and the internet for those gardening ideas.
P.S. my amaryllis is still plugging along. We have had the craziest weather – very cold and even snow but with the longer days, we might just have enough light for her to bloom before spring arrives.