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Over Planned and Overwhelmed

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To those of you in the U.S., Happy Memorial Day weekend! This is my favorite weekend of the year, the “unofficial start of summer.” I love this weekend for so many reasons, one of them being that it’s a three-day weekend (so long as I don’t have to work – this year I don’t). My Filofax is full of plans and activities – yoga classes, cleaning and preparing for company, barbeques, miniature golf with my husband, a long and lazy bicycle ride.

I love to leave this weekend as open as possible, not committing to anything until about a week before. Usually I plan things as they come up, but I like to leave this particular weekend for myself. As luck would have it though, this year I have so many things planned. Fun things, but things nonetheless.

This has been a problem I find myself with more often than not these days. I have events and plans scattered throughout my Filo, and honestly, there are so many things that I’m finding it a bit overwhelming. If you’re reading this blog, you probably u…

The Wandering Eye

For those of you who are reading my blog or for anyone who has read many of my comments at Philofaxy, you know just how in love with my Guildford Slimline I am. Many times (most often after I read about someone else’s system or see their Flickr photos) I start thinking about how I can change up my planner – maybe go back to using only the personal size, rearranging my sections, or reorganizing my entire set up. I have even tried going back to the personal size in order to keep everything in one place. But everything comes down to how much I love the portability of the slimline, even if I can’t carry everything with me at all times, which is the point. And the leather of the Guildford is so soft and wonderful! So there’s really no need to change from my Guildford Slimline.

However.

For a while I have been eyeing the Cuban Slimline. I actually first noticed the Personal Cuban – there are a few Philofaxy readers who have it, use it and love it. The main purpose for getting a new slimline w…

Future Planning

I have been married for almost 4 years. My husband and I do not have children as of yet (should we decide to do so). We moved into our condo a few months before we got married. We like it, it’s nice, we don’t have to worry about taking care of a yard or shoveling snow, which is always helpful. But eventually we would like our own house, property, grass, snow and all. Some of my friends are still single, some married, one engaged, one of the verge of engagement. Only a select few have children.

In theory, I would like to have kids. It would be fun to watch them grow and to observe childhood from a different perspective, to have someone to depend on when we grow old. But sometimes I am not sure I want to deal with the all-nighters, the lack of sleep, the feedings, the diapers, the toys and other paraphernalia all over the house, all the stuff you need just to go somewhere. I have never felt the urge to have children. I know plenty of women who “ooo” and “ahhh” over babies. I have never b…

NYC Goodies

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Last Saturday, a friend of mine and I went to New York City specifically to go Filofax accessory shopping. There are no stores on Long Island that sell Filofax products, so off we went. I had been looking forward to this trip quite a bit, dreaming about the loot I would return with. Here’s how it all unfolded.

The night before our big day was full of preparation – from my Guildford Slimline, I removed items I would not need for the trip (notes, projects, etc) and placed them into my Personal Jade Finchley for safe keeping. In my Slimline, I put my NYC Subway map and my Manhattan Street map. I also added my list of places to visit and their locations. I kept the current week’s diary in there too. I prepared my bag with planner, wallet, sunglasses and camera. (I also brought my iPod Touch hoping to update my Twitter status while on the move, but I could not get an open access point. Ah well. Another reason to get the actual iPhone next year…)

I was set.

In the morning, I met my friend at …