Thursday, January 03, 2013
My Name is WWW and I am a Compulsive List Maker
As I age, I find that more and more I rely on lists. I find a thought I had a minute ago about something really important has vanished, never to return again. So I make lists. Years ago, I found a particular Moleskine daytimer excellent. So excellent in fact that Daughter, this year for the first time, has one of her own. She agrees, Hightech Queen that she is. We've both had tragedies with high tech systems. Hey Moleskine - it would be lovely if you paid me for this blurb!
The advantage of this particular daytimer is it has a blank sheet for a list or a note or a reminder on the right hand side (the left side has your full week) that you can tick off. Ticking is extremely important. Even on a lazy day if I can tick off "brushed out dog", the day fills full to overflowing. It also has tiny little stickies for affixing birthdays or anniverseries. See picture above. I love applying these. I do it publicly to max out the important feeling of managing my life well. There is nothing like an elder woman in Starbucks peering over her daytimer with tiny little pellets of reminders being carefully manipulated on to a page. Try it before you knock it.
So groceries go on there, runarounds (bank, healthstore, Sally, reminders etc). At the back there is a full alphabetical address section and a BIG IDEAS department. The address section can be ported from one year to the next.
Frankly, I've never seen anything better.