I’m not going to even mention that it snowed yesterday.
The never-ending quest to get organized: a 5-year journal, a grandchild journal (because I am really not going to remember all the birthdays and baptism days and gifts), and a daily post-it-note to-do list. All experiments. And a basket of projects and reading.
I was peeking into Rosie’s copy of Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography and my eye was caught by Rose Wilder’s 5-year journal. I’m not a journal keeper — can’t commit. Hence the unwieldy “system” pictured above.
But this! This I think I could do — just enter a fact or two about the day, as outlined in this blog post, and if you miss, there’s always next year. I pondered for a bit and bought this Levenger one (mine was a repackaged one, so not this pricey, but there isn’t that option as of now).
I could imagine something differently designed — more along the lines of the ones people make for themselves, with a spiral lay-flat binding, but I am not seeing it offered.
What do you think of the 5-year journal idea, vs. the open-ended put-all-your-hopes-dreams-and-deepest-thoughts kind? I always worry that what I actually did will be lost to the mists, in this digital age of ours. And yes, I also have Evernote, the notes on my phone’s “old-school” note app, and the emails I send myself.
Other links this week:
- I have the Odyssey on my mind, and I happened to come across two interesting articles about that great work. This one is excerpts from the introduction and afterward of a new translation; this one is a speech on liberal education by Eva Brann.
- Why are at least two Catholic dioceses requiring vaccinations -- even ones that the Church urges us to resist as morally unethical?
- What would Chesterton say? Dale Ahlquist: He would say: It’s not gay and it’s not marriage.
- Have a wedding to plan? Thinking about getting married? Don’t miss Deirdre’s series with all the details for a fabulous and meaningful wedding.
- And if you really want to dust off an old document, come along with Auntie Leila on a journey through Casti Connubii, which explains what marriage is.
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