• my view,  resolutions,  writing,  writing life

    Old or New School Planning

    Am I one of the only ones still fighting the calendar feature in my phone? I never even look at the thing. Well, that is not true. I did try a few times to program a meeting in once and failed miserably. Bells and chimes going off at all sorts of inappropriate times. But that said, my old pen and paper has never let me down.

    Though I’m more of a Pantser in my fiction writing I’m a Plotter in my everyday life and I’m the type of person that keeps it old school and still has to write things down on paper for it to be true in my mind. I’ve used a Filofax for years. My kids always know what mom means when she says, “go and get me my red book.” And years before that one it was a book of another color. I have to say the planners seemed to last longer than the phones I’ve had.


    Well over the past weekend I got a pretty new Kate Spade leather planner that I think I’m going to love. A happy new color for a Happy New Year! I will say I’m hesitant to write in it but sadly, the year is already starting to fill up so time to get planning. Let me at it!

    So are you Old School or New?




    All the best,



  • jack,  resolutions,  Tiffany

    Farewell 2007!

    What’s Jack up to? Today he’s busy stealing socks as I’m trying to sort them. Naughty dog!
    As promised here’s what the return trip to Tiffany bought. I love it. Just the name Tiffany makes me smile and think of Audrey Hepburn.
    If only I could be half as chic.
    So, it’s so long to 2007.

    I find it a bit of a let down that I’m:
    a) Not flying around in a spaceship Ala: The Jetsons
    b)Not partying like it’s 1999- been there done that, I guess.
    c)Didn’t lose the weight that I resolved to lose last year. Oh well, here I go again.
    This year I’m gonna:
    a)write more and more and more!
    b)be more organized (it’s a bit sad that I’m snickering as I write that one).
    c)work out and lose the weight I didn’t lose last year (is it a bad sign that my eyes are rolling on their own with this one?).
    d)relax and don’t sweat the small stuff (now I’m frowning because this relax thing directly goes against the other three oh well…).

    So what are your resolutions for the New Year? Care to share?
    Best of luck with whatever you do.