Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Plan-It

A Thankful Thursday post about a daytimer! As anyone knows, I am a bit of a fanatic about organizing and, yes, somewhat, obsessive about lists. And, not too long ago...I could pretty much keep all my "lists" in my head - whether daily or long-term. Then - I started forgetting things. Too many things. And it was really upsetting my organized little life. Last year, I took the plunge and bought myself a daytimer, of sorts. It was really a small spiral-bound calendar book with some in the margin for a few "notes to self." I am not kidding when I say this was a big step for me because I hated! admitting that my brain - my memory - needed assistance. Fast forward a year - and I was hooked. I love that little book and use it always.

So, this year, I wanted a new one. Duh. But I thought I would be thrifty and wait until January to buy one half price (I usually do this with my wall calendar...which is strictly "for looks"!) I didn't realize they would be gone - completely sold out. I have searched all my Christian book stores for just the perfect one but I could not find any one...much less perfect. (Why the obsession with one from the book store and not just a plain black one from Target ..... I've no idea.)

Yesterday, I asked Hubbie if he would check one more bookstore that is way out of the way for me to go to but in his area while he is out for work. And he did. And they were totally sold out. Now, Hubbie is a chatter and he was "chatting" with the clerk about my looking for a daytimer and blah, blah - and a shopper in the store spoke up and told him about a bookstore located in a church somewhere way on another side of town.

And he drove over there. And he found one! And not just ANY calendar book - it is too cute. With much bigger daily squares (for more organizing) and spaces to jot shopping notes and daily "to get done" lists! I am in organizing heaven this morning!!

I'm tellin' ya - that man of mine could have brought home a dozen roses and I wouldn't have been as thrilled!

7 comments:

  1. Hi Jennifer! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog; it's great to hear from you. And what a sweet hubby to drive all over the place just to make sure that he got what you needed. He's a keeper, for sure! That day planner sounds like exactly what I need; I'm so sad to hear that everyone is out of them! I have a lot of balls in the air, and lately a few of them have dropped before I even knew it; I NEED to keep everything in one place. Hmmm.. I may have to poke around Staples and Office Max to see what I can find. Thanks for inspiring me; God knew that I needed to come over here today!

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  2. Oh Jennifer this post could have been written by me, I think that is why I am so drawn to your blog. Surely we are kindred spirits. I too would have searched for just the right one, and probably gotten my hubby into the search as well.. And then him gabbing in the store is soo my husband as well, haha. And driving to get it? Just what he would have done. We are blessed indeed my friend, and YAY to getting what you wanted. BTW, my memory is gone too, and those books are wonderful. Have a great day. Hugs, Debbie

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  3. lol, sounds like me when i'm on a mission to find a replacement of one of my favorites!
    yay for your hubby chatting and finding the perfect one!

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  4. Hi Jennifer,
    Wow, that was really a nice thing your hubby did, above and beyond I would say! Don't you just love getting your ducks all in a row.
    I really do!! I have been getting us back on track with less carbs and more veggies and fruits, not that we weren't eating them, but we were starting to get just a lil lopsided
    so decided it was time to reign us back in!! It is so easy to get off track with stuff.
    So glad you are enjoying your lil
    planner, have fun my dear!!
    Who needs Roses when we can have a day planner and get organized anyway!! lol The thought behind the gift is what makes it so special anyway!
    Blessings, Nellie

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  5. We must be two peas in a pod. I'm a neat-nick for sure. Today I cleaned out some drawers. I've done cupboards lately and I'm hitting a few other areas as well.
    Have you ever heard of Day Timer or Franklins. They are organizer briefs. They do make life easier.
    I'm glad your sweet hubby found what you were looking for.
    Enjoy your evening.

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  6. I too, love a planner. I am a very visual person and I have to see everything written down. I have always had a planner/calendar since I was young. I like to plan/organize my life via the plan book. I'm with you, the planner has to be pretty. Mine for this year was a gift from my sweet daughter. It is pink and green and is Lilly Pulitzer. I love it!!! Love & blessings from NC!

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  7. Oh my...I remember just about every one of these! I was laughing out loud about the "wear you out" comment. As kids we knew EXACTLY that that meant, but it sounds so funny now as an adult. = ) Couldn't help but smile reading this. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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