Showing posts from October, 2012

Hurricanes and Second-Chance Winners

The last few days have been a whirlwind of worst-case scenario predictions and preparation for a potential week with no electricity.   If you haven’t heard, much of the US Mid-Atlantic and Northeast is expecting Hurricane Sandy , starting this evening.   Though this is a category 1 hurricane (meaning the weakest in terms of hurricanes), this storm is predicted to be “epic” for several reasons: Sandy is expected to merge with a southern low, and then a cold front coming in from the Midwest; for those of us who live near the water, the high tide is a factor as well; and not only is this storm supposed to produce heavy rain and wind, there is also a chance for snow in some places (it was 70 degrees just two days ago).   Plus, the size of Sandy is quite a concern—it’s effecting hundreds of miles in one hit, as far north as Maine and as far south as South Carolina.   That’s more than half of the entire eastern seaboard. While Long Island isn’t in the direct path of the eye of st

Fall Giveaway Winners: Last Call

I have not yet heard from either of my two Fall Giveaway winners ( announced Tuesday ).  Printedportal and Welshygirl, if you are still interested in these tabs , please email me (kanalt17 at gmail Dot com) by 9 am Sunday morning (New York time).  Otherwise, I will assume you are no longer interested and I will pick two new winners. Thanks!

Fall Tabs Giveaway Winners!

The time has come to announce the winners of my Fall Giveaway !   First, I want to thank everyone who participated and for all of the wonderful comments.   I am so thankful to have such a great group of followers and readers. As I mentioned in the original post, I have two sets of tabs to give away, so there are two winners.  Each winner was chosen randomly via ’s True Random Number Generator.  My accountant husband audited the process.  So without further ado, here are the winners:                    Winner #1 -  Printedportal                                      Winner #2 -  Welshygirl Please email me (kanalt17 At gmail dot com) your address so that I can get the tabs out to each of you.  (If you are outside of the US, please be sure to send me the international address.) Again, thanks to everyone who participated and congratulations to the winners!

Planner In Overdrive

October is always a busy month for me, which means that my planner is in overdrive.   Between birthdays and my wedding anniversary and general fall things to do (my favorite time of year), I find it very hard to publish any official posts.   However, this doesn’t mean that I am not busy tweaking my system(s).   I have been hard at work on a few projects so I thought I’d tell you what will be coming up on the blog. I’m currently updating my Happiness Binder .  I had started this a couple of months ago (I only get to work on it now and then, so it’s taking me a while to complete the task), but it couldn’t have come at a better time.  Gretchen Rubin has just published Happier at Home , her second happiness project book.  I am just about finished with the book and will be stating my comments about it here when I get the chance.  Until then, you can read my comments about her first book or read about my own happiness project and why I’ve been working on it. Also, for a long ti

Fall Giveaway

I usually write a good long(ish) post each weekend.   This weekend, however, I am finding myself not wanting to do much of anything.   I also have a ton of other blog posts to read (I’m very behind).   Uncharacteristically, I feel like reading others’ posts more than writing my own.   I think I’m just burnt out, not with writing per se, just with thinking.   I’ve just finished a rough few weeks and need to decompress.   So rather than force myself to come up with a topic to write about (or elaborate on the many topics I have written down), I’m just going to catch up on what everyone one else has been up to. But I also want to celebrate my favorite time of year, so I’m doing a small giveaway.  While sorting through my bin, I found some sticky tabs that I had bought at some point.  Clearly I’m not going to use them since I forgot I even had them.  Therefore, I’m going to give them away. These came from The Container Store .   As you can see, there are category tabs, daily t

Giant Planning

One of the things I love about the Google Calendar is that you can subscribe to various public calendars .   If you click on the link, you will see that one of the options is a sports calendar.   I’m not a huge sports fan, but one sport I do love is American football .   I don’t follow the sport in such a way that I can spew players’ names or any statistics.   I love it because not only is it a great game, but it says fall to me.   Growing up, it was always background noise to any autumn Sunday.   My father was a fan and so watched it every week.   I was never in to it then, but as I got older I started to actually watch the games and picked up on many of the rules and details.   After my father died, I started to really watch the games, specifically the New York Giants since that was his favorite team.   It is now my favorite team (to carry on his tradition) and I try to watch at least a part of every game. So where does Google Calendar come in to play?  I have subscribed to t