My apologies for not posting last Monday. Matt was off of work which can be my only poor excuse.
I used my Pilot VBall eco version quite a bit. Dreamt about the pen and then grabbed it out of my stash. It writes so nicely and liquid ink is dreamy.
I bought the “Nature” set of Staedtler fineliners. I really like the colors. The “Pastel” set didn’t thrill me like this one. But you know I have to have them all. They work really well in the Paperblanks planner as you can see. Plus having some different colors is fun.
Been continuing on my reading streak. I haven’t done any art in a long time and it’s starting to worry me. I forgot how or at least I feel that way. Not good, I know. But at least my time is spent reading and not just staring into space or watching cruppy television I don’t like, right?
Here is week ten. I used several different pens – ballpoint and gel. I love that the Paperblanks planner has better paper than Moleskine.
I have been hired on for a part time job. I interviewed on Wednesday and was overjoyed to get a call the next day. I dropped off my pre-employment paperwork on Friday and start tomorrow. My planner needs are bound to evolve in the next weeks so stay tuned. For now, I’m taking great advice – sticking with what has been working.
Another week has come and gone. I used my Zebra NuSpiral a lot. It’s comfortable and the fine black ballpoint is great for jotting down tasks in my Paperblanks planner.
During a recent shopping trip, I grabbed a pack of BIC For Her marker pens. The black, purple and pink pens have 0.5 porous points. I was thrilled that they don’t bleed or show through the planner paper at all. (I did the test on the lower left near the month calendar if you’re looking.) The designs on the bodies are fun. I like them. They are similar to Poppin fineliners and Sharpie fine pens (not markers). The decorated bodies add something different the others don’t offer. The BIC marker pens also come in a pack of black, blue, red and green with black & silver bodies if the purple and pink aren’t your thing. Have you tried these pens? What do you think?
I began this year with one planner. I won a 2012-2013 Paperblanks planner and had moved into it before the end of last year. It’s a horizontal weekly layout or a week-on-two-pages as some would call it. I had trouble parting with my Moleskine weekly but I did it and transferred much of the overlapping months into the new Paperblanks.
But then something happened. I found a Orange Circle Studio weekly planner for just a dollar and I had a dollar so it came home with me. Could I use two planners simultaneously? What would I put in one and not in the other or should I put stuff in both?
Not long after a friend sent me a 2012-2013 Filofax refill which was the only thing stopping me from using my Olive Urban personal Filofax binder. The plot thickened. Now I had three options.
The fourth planner resulted from a pair of generous Twitter friends. One sent me a red Finsbury Filofax binder. A real one. In red. And it’s awesome. I love it. The other awesome Twitter friend gifted an awesome Dutch weekly calendar and monthly pages. The binder and refill combine forces to become option number four.
I have four planners for 2013 and I’m stumped. Absolutely stuck in plannered confusion. Should I try one of the others? Do I dare attempt to separate my planning into multiple places? If I try a different planner, should I copy everything over? I’m afraid to mark them up in case I should give them to someone else… Should I have a giveaway?
Any and all helpful advice or insight is welcome. I am still in the process of hunting down a new job so my needs might change again but for now… I just feel guilty not using the three other options. This has all become too confusing to figure out on my own. :)
I dug out my Zebra NuSpiral ballpoint pen and used it for most of my planner writing. It’s a great feeling pen with a nice squishy grip. The refill is a fine black. It writes nicely without much pressure. I was gifted a second one with a turquoise grip but had trouble with a blue refill exploding. I had never encountered this problem and contacted Zebra. They were awesome and sent me a replacement turquoise grip pen and refill pack. Unexpectedly, they also sent a blue grip NuSpiral. I’m in NuSpiral heaven!
No stickers this week. It’s been a very difficult time. My eight year old doll-face flame point Himalayan cat Oliver was euthanized Wednesday morning. I’ll post about him separately very soon.
It’s hard to believe the seventh week of the new year is complete. I’ve finally started using pens in my planner. The reign of the pencil has ended. I’ve grabbed my Domo multi-pen, BIC multi-pen and even tried my Papermate Biodegradable ballpoints. I like the finer point ballpoints lately. I also found my stash of tiny circle stickers. That’s a great thing BUT the non-foil stickers are no longer sticky. I have quite the mess to clean up. Anyone need confetti?
Here it is – my week six. Not too exciting, not very glamorously recorded either. Things are in an odd orbiting haze these days. I apply to various jobs I think I’m qualified for and then wait and wait. I take a test to work for the city this week. I’m a bit nervous but I’m pretty sure I can do alright. But then what? Will I get an interview? It is best not to make plans and not to worry. I’m trying to live in the now and have been escaping into the pages of a good book when I need the distraction. Life is fickle so I’m trying to enjoy my time or at least be content. I really aggravated my ankle and tendinitis yesterday so today I am granting myself permission to rest and read.