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Today is October 9th which means yesterday was October 8th. I had thought about it as it approached but I guess it slipped my mind when it actually came to be “today”. Yesterday was the 2 year anniversary of a big day in my life.

This is our first time in this road since the collision. Nearly 6 months have passed. I nearly had a panic attack but I kept it together. The tire marks are still visible. My ankle is still recovering.

The car collision that broke all three of my ankle bones was on Saturday, October 8th 2011 around 3:15 in the afternoon. I remember some parts so vividly but others have faded with time. That’s a good thing. That means I’m healing in a lot of ways.

My ankle isn't broken anymore. Fractures are barely visible ^^

I went back and reread some of my blog posts from the time of my surgery and all the recovery I went through. I have come a long way which makes me very proud and thankful. I’ve had so much support and it has meant the world to me. I’m also saddened that I’m not back to my normal life yet. The tendonitis that developed last year is still impacting me a lot. I’m having surgery in 3 weeks to remove some of the hardware in my ankle. That will help with some of my symptoms but that finicky tendon worries me.

If I can find some sparkle in every day, then I’m doing alright. I may not be walking miles but I can still smile and enjoy life. Thank you all for your support.

Take care and be well.


Plannerd week 40

I used more of my dollar store animal stickers for this spread. These are the more realistic zoo type animals. Aren’t they cute? I did feel the need to add the monkey and banana just for fun. There is something about monkey stickers that has always amused me.

I used my brown PaperMate InkJoy ballpoint pen. I love brown ink. The InkJoy 100 models write smoothly. Occasionally I get a blog of ink to clean off the tip but overall I like their performance.

My surgery date is getting closer and my ankle decided to swell up pretty bad last week. I used the “bucket full of ice water” treatment that was recommended by a Twitter friend. It’s pretty effective. I’ll likely mix that into my ice pack routine. I’m happy to report I haven’t swelled up too badly yet this week. I’m about to head to work so we’ll see how that unfolds.

I’m in the mood for Halloween. I plan on breaking out some festive stickers and decorations for my planner this week. Stay tuned…

Take care and be well.


I’m pretty certain everyone has at least one roll of washi or deco tape. In case you do not, I have a previous tutorial up on how to make your own using plain old masking tape HERE

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I wanted my planner spread to have more of a sea life feel to it. I have decorative edge scissors and figured I’d give this idea a try.

I cut a bit of my dark blue washi tape and applied it to some waxed paper. I used my fancy schmancy edged scissors to cut the tape and waxed paper. I peeled off the tape after cutting and stuck it into my planner. Ta Da! I’m looking forward to using this method to decorate more planner spreads in the future.

Have you done this before or will you be trying this in the future?

Take care and be well.


My Plannerd Week 39

I’m enjoying my new stickers. This week’s “theme” is kind of fishy and fun. I used some washi style decorative tape and stickers from my new set. I can’t help but smile when I look at these fish!

Sprucing up my planner with some cute fishy stickers. #stickers #planner #plannerd #planneraddict

So many stickers for just $1.00. I am so happy that I splurged. I’ve looked at other stores and even online. I can’t believe how expensive stickers can be~! I’m considering getting some labels or sticker paper and making my own designs. Has anyone ventured into this realm of DIY before? I’d love to hear more about it.

Need this bad. Hot tea! @CelestialTea

I can tell that Autumn is setting in. There are leaves on the ground and a chilly bite to the air. My craving for hot tea has started too. During the colder months, you can usually find me with a hot mug warming my hands. I’ve been caffeine-free for several years so my stash is mostly herbals and decaf brews. Mmmm I think I’ll go make a cup right now.

Take care and be well.


My Plannerd Week 38

I bought some fun new goodies last week. I know, shame on me. I broke my self-imposed spending freeze. The good news is it wasn’t very much money. I found the elusive Dollar Tree washi tape and some stickers. I just had to splurge.

I broke my vow of not spending. Got 3 rolls of decorative tape & stickers at the Dollar Tree!

The stickers are just too cute. I’m considering doing “themed” weeks for awhile. This week’s theme was pink and cute. I even had a pink Hello Kitty sticky note covering part of this spread. Aren’t the little panda, fox and hedgehog stickers adorable? I just happened to have my Hi-Tec-C 0.4 out and figured, what the heck – PINK WEEK! (I believe that is the Sakura color.)

I'm back on Instagram. Follow me!!!

If you’d like to follow me, my username on Instagram is JustDiySara. I know… I left but it’s annoying not seeing the full captions when people on Twitter post Instagram photos. Perhaps that’s a silly reason but I’m back nonetheless.

Take care and be well.


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Is it me or is this picture blurrier than I usually post? I probably shouldn’t have to ask but it is allergy season and I spend a lot of time blinking, squinting and squirting stuff into my eyes. I try not to assume what I’m looking at is unclear.

I’ve been trying to establish more of a routine. So far it has been going pretty well. My exercising hasn’t aggravated my tendinitis which is great. I’m just hoping it is enough to strengthen my leg and ankle. Surgery isn’t too far off.

I’m in total denial about it being the middle of September already. It doesn’t seem possible. I mean I’ve been conscious every day and aware of time passing so the fact time has advanced shouldn’t be so jarring, should it? I feel like the world is spinning and I’m sort of floating around it thinking that everyone should slow down.

I haven’t decided on a planner for 2014 yet. I’ve been poking around ideas involving Filofax, index cards, lined journals, etc. Maybe I’ll post more about that soon.

Be well.


My Plannerd Week 35

My Plannerd Week 36

My apologies for another double week and also for the blurry second photo. It looked a lot crisper on the tiny screen. How embarrassing.

I’m ready for summer to be done with the hot and humid weather. I’d like to have my windows wide open and my A/C turned off. Unfortunately, the ending of summer means winter isn’t too far off. Don’t get me wrong, I adore autumn. It just might be my favorite season. Too bad we can’t have Spring and then Autumn. I’d like that… a lot. Shorter days don’t sound like any fun either. Snow either. Blah. But first I need to concentrate on adjusting to a new work schedule and getting my ankle surgery out of the way. First things first.

Be well.