At work, I carry around a spiral notebook, all the time. I used to use a Franklin Planner, but then I moved to digital, and all of my appointments are on my iphone. I mean, ALL of my appointments, so the planner fell by the wayside. I used composition notebooks for a while, but those were wonky, because I'm left-handed, so I went back to the spiral notebooks. Very unsexy but very utilitarian and practical.
Then I met "it."
A couple of weeks ago, I had a meeting with my director. He had this notebook, and I thought, "Ok, some notebook thing he found. Just different. Whatever." Then, as I watched, he opened it up and found a page, pulled it out and moved it to another area and stuck it back in. Wait, what? I just watched while he moved a couple other things. He looked up because I had apparently stopped talking, and started to laugh. "I got it from Levenger, it's called a Circa, and everyone reacts like that to it." I'm telling you, it was the coolest thing ever! (it's really a "disk" notebook, which I guess isn't so amazing, but I thought it was rather cool and much better than the 3 ring binder solution!)
As soon as my meeting was over with him, I raced back to my desk and immediately looked it up on the Levenger site. (I try to stay far, far away from Levenger, I *heart* them, in a big way. But, this day, I went and I drooled. I didn't buy though. Not sure why. I guess I wanted to be sure I really wanted it? Nice sentence, huh? It's a blog, get over it. :)
Well, this morning, roughly 2 weeks after the meeting, I decided I MUST HAVE THE CIRCA. I just ordered this kit. It's a great starter kit, with most of the pieces one could possibly need to get going. It's $40, ($9 shipping unless you spend over $100- and no I didn't!), but it comes with a $40 Levenger gift card. You need a special hole punch to use this system, but I figure I can wait and get that with the gift card, right? I'm SO excited. SO very excited. I wish there was a Levenger store nearby, so I could just go buy one right away without waiting, but I'll survive, I suppose. I have enough work for 3 people right now, (which is great!), so that should keep me out of trouble, but OH MY, it's going to be glorious. I think you can customize the cover, I hope, since mine should be pink, don't you think?
Shepler's. I think they are fabulous. I didn't buy them, I'm trying to figure out how to tell Steven how much I need them, and how to justify putting them on my Christmas list. They are rather frivolous, I guess. I don't ride anymore, and the color is oh so practical. (They have a pair in a raspberry that are gorgeous as well... Hmmmm. I guess either would be fine. lol) But, they make me smile.
In other news, I just might do nanowrimo this year (National Novel Writing Month). Work will be crazy for the first half of it, but I have a full week off for Thanksgiving, so it might work okay. I am trying to decide what to write. In 2007, I "won", by writing 56,000 words. I finished on Thanksgiving day. It was amazing. For the next 2 years, I was not in a place, emotionally, where I could write, too much energy was going out on just surviving, but this year I might just pull it off.
Okay, so I'm writing this long entry to avoid the editing that is knocking on my door. Time to get to it.
~Make it a great day!