There's an built-in bonus danger in being my loyal and trusted advisors.
Just ask Aunt Chrissy.
Today's obsession is....day planners.
For the last seven or so years, I've used a Franklin Covey spiral bound day planner showing the week on two pages. I throw it in my purse, write appointments and such in it, and get on with things in a relatively half-assed, yet totally well-intentioned sort of way.
This year, Aunt Chrissy and I were in the JoAnn Fabrics when we spotted some simple date books that had pretty pictures in them, so I whipped out a coupon and went all Bargain Betty on myself.
And then I came home and went on the Pinterest and came across something called an Erin Condren Life Planner.
Holy Organizing, Batman! I've got visions of life planning spinning around in this tiny little brain of mine, and I cannot think of anything else! I want to have a book that magically transforms me into a healthy, well-appointed, perfectly-ordered, happy, and creative person who sprouts rainbows and unicorns from her ears and who can empty the dishwasher without having to take a nap and pack a lunch first.
The Erin Condren search then lead to something called a Rainbow Planner (speaking of rainbows) from Bowl Full Of Lemons, and I went into a whole other tangent of wondering if a DIY planner would be better for a nut job like me who really just wants to use the billion dollars worth of scrapbooking crap she has in her studio, because scrapbooking was going to be "my thing" until I discovered that I had absolutely nothing to scrapbook besides baby pictures of Stewey, and I mean, come one, how many pictures of a sleeping dog with an overbite does one spinster need, anyhow?
So I need your help, kids. Any Erin Condren/Rainbow Planner devotees out there who want to take my hand and save me from myself? I don't need full-on executive style day planning, since all I need to keep track of these days is dog pee and appointments, but I wouldn't mind capturing stuff for budgeting/bills, things to do in the house (see dog pee above), and lists and such for this thing of ours. I'm not at all opposed to becoming a fanatic, by the way. It will be hard not to approach this without my usual calm, measured, and sensible manner, but if I need to go batcrap crazy and reinvent the proverbial wheel...I'll give it my best shot.
(I can hear you laughing, by the way).