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Sunday, January 10, 2010

I'm back!

Hi everybody, I'm back from my wonderful vacation in snowy Scotland! I have to admit I'm very grumpy to be back in Albania and definitely have the post-vacation blues. And, I'm also feeling a bit overwhelmed at everything I have to do in 2010. It will be a very busy year for me, and my planners will all have smoke coming out of them by December! I'll be writing plenty about all of that in future posts.

Lots of things happened while I was away!! The 6th Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper hosted by Journaling Arts features my Ghost of Planners Past #1: Desperation post, as well as a whole bunch of very cool articles and reviews from numerous authors. As soon as I'm done unpacking and doing laundry, I plan to peruse them thoroughly.

Another thing that happened while I was gone is that Kanalt, a Philofaxy reader, has started her own blog: Life Well Planned. She has a guest post this week on Philofaxy about a favorite topic of mine (maps!). My friends tend to make fun of me that I'm never without a map, so her post was especially interesting to me.

I've noticed there are several new readers and commenters here on Plannerisms, welcome! I love reading your comments. I especially love to read about what planner format(s) you are using, how you use them, and how your use changes and develops over time, so feel free to comment any time.

I have lots of things coming up soon here on Plannerisms. In a few days I will feature another guest post from my sister Sandy, where she reviews the Quo Vadis Trinote planner she received from Karen at Exaclair in New York. Sandy has been a very devoted user of the Moleskine large weekly notebook for a couple of years now, so the Trinote was really put to the test, with shocking results. Stay tuned!

I will also have some new posts over on Philofaxy, so be sure to keep up over there too!

I hope the first weeks of 2010 are treating you well. I want to hear from you, especially those of you who are using a new planner format this year. As the days and weeks go by, let us all know how your planner is working for you!


  1. Hi, I just started my blog and my post for today is about my planner. Anyway I just thought I'd share the link to the post in case you're interested: http://starfishsurgeon.blogspot.com/2010/01/my-schedule-book.html :)

  2. Beams, thank you so much for sharing the images of your planner with us! That looks like a very cool planner. I really like the weekly setup with the big VERTICAL boxes. Why do so many weekly planners have horizontal boxes? Those just don't work for me. Keep us posted on how you're using it as the weeks go by!

    I'm adding your blog to my blogroll so we can all keep in touch!

    (By the way, I've gotten defective Oreos like that too!)


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