Wednesday, April 11, 2012

GUESS WHAT!!! (Hint: Moving Again!!)

Those of you who have been reading my Tweets over the past couple of days may have noticed that my family and I are MOVING BACK TO SCOTLAND in just two months!!!!!!

And those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile will know that this is wonderful, wonderful news!!!!!!!!

We'll be moving back to where we lived before (not the same house, alas, but the same area). DH has a permanent position this time so NO MORE moving every year or two!!  Seriously, in the past 20 years we've moved 26 times and I am TIRED of it!

I am beyond thrilled that we are moving there, indefinitely, to the place we all love and want to settle. This is a decade-long dream come true for us!!

Aaaaaaaannnnnnddddddd, as you might imagine the impending move has thrown me into a planner tizzy!

So far I've managed to resist actually moving into a new planner, mainly because my self-drawn weekly + monthly works so well for me. I honestly don't think anything else would work as well. But that didn't stop me from toying with my Uncalendar Half Size and my Filofax cotton cream week on 2 pages.

And I'm still using my pocket Moleskine day per page diary as a daily record, although I did agonize over the idea of moving into a larger daily (either my Large daily Moleskine that I'm still trying to get back into the habit of using as my journal, or my Quo Vadis Notor I bought earlier this year "just in case.")  I got through a 3-day turmoil and am still using the Pocket, because I love the layout and my kids' drawings in it, but I do wish it were bigger.  I wish Moleskine would come out with a Medium size that's 12 x 17 cm, that is such a great size.

So anyway, I'll keep you posted on our move progress and the resulting planner nuttiness!!


  1. And I am guessing with the earthquake the move can't come too soon? Hope you are all ok. Don't look at this as planner angst, but rather as a legitimate reason to play with more planners.

    1. Thanks mstraat, the earthquake didn't affect us here so we're all good. :)

      And, I LIKE the way you phrased that! It's a great reason to play with planners! (As if I *need* a reason, right??)

  2. Congratulations Laurie, time to give a couple of Planners a road test with moving schedules, contacts etc.
    Best wishes to all your family and hoping the move goes perfectly.
    Kind Regards

  3. yay!!! I am so happy for you. See how quickly the time passed ;-)
    Now you need a moving back planner!!!

  4. Great news that you are moving back to Scotland - hope we may be able to meet up? Write at Home has some exciting developments happening soon!!

    Hope all goes well,
    Mags Rennie

  5. Thanks so much everyone!!! Yes I think you are right, I need a Moving Back To Scotland Planner. Can you guess which one I'll use? Hint: it's the color of blooming Heather, and it will hold all my lists of what to pack, what I need to do when we get there, fun things to do this summer before the kids start school, my Scotland maps, and everything else!

  6. And PS keep a lookout for a Philofaxy Scotland Meetup, maybe this autumn sometime!

  7. Wow, that is great news, Laurie! I know how much you have been wanting to get back there...and permanently, even! Best wishes to you and your family (and I'm looking forward to hearing your planner triumphs and travails over the next few months as you get over there!)!


  8. Congratulations! But too bad you are not switching planners...

  9. Congrats, Laurie! I'm happy to hear that you are returning to the land you yearn for! And 26 moves in 20 years??!! GADS!!!

  10. Just catching up on my blog reading and only just read this post. How exciting!! Maybe we can catch up once you get here and get settled in again.

    You must be over the moon!!