Like mother . . .

June 25, 2015

yes, her Field Notes is upside down.  I still loooove that she wanted it in her bed.
pen = 3-color uni jet stream with pink body.  just like mommy’s . . .
I can just imagine how much fun it will be to shop for school supplies together.
On a related note, I was just thinking about how much I miss physical books.  Especially books that I want to underline/highlight/take notes in.  I have been reading electronic books for the past year or so, and I do love it for novels, especially juicy light ones that don’t require much concentration.  I greatly appreciate the portability and lack of clutter.  But for more deep reading, I am really missing the ability to turn physical pages and write on them.
I can’t tell if it’s just a generational thing (after all, I grew up learning from actual books, not media) or a mental processing thing.  Perhaps a mix of both.  
In medical school, our lectures were all powerpoint and generally studying was done that way BUT Josh and I took copious notes in pen on the printed out paper slides, and THEN we would make “meta-notes” — basically a notebook of notes on our notes — before the tests.  This method worked for both of us, even though we have different strengths and learning styles.
I wonder if the kids today can process things as deeply while paperless?  I guess time will tell.
(I will never, never, never give up my paper!)


  • Reply Griffin March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    How comprehension varies when you read/study print versus screen is being studied. The act of being able to interact with the page and engage in active reading (underlining, note taking, etc.) does enhance comprehension. I am way to susceptible to skimming and reading the "Z" formation on-line if I am not completely engrossed in it. Also, I’m lazy when it comes to learning new things that don’t interest me. In other news, our wonderful nanny is leaving in five weeks to pursue her music career. Did not sleep well last night and am kicking into full on search mode again. Already have some leads after posting on last night and sending out feelers to area friends and contacts. The one NC agency that I found last year was a disaster, so I’m not even going that route again. Simple pleasure: a child care system that works well with our family’s needs!

  • Reply Griffin March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    It’s a long shot, but if you had any friends come to Vidant/Brody Med after med school who no longer need a nanny, I’m interviewing! 🙂

  • Reply Penelope Loves Lists March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I love a notebook and a handwritten list. For me, it’s the only way to get my projects done daily.

    And that photo of your daughter is just the BEST. THING. Ever. I love that so much. The Penelope in her natural habitat. So cute.

  • Reply kelsey March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Are you on goodreads? I don’t want to make you get another time waster but I’d love to know what light fluffy books you’ve been reading.

    I love paper planners for that reason! It’s kind of how I found your blog!

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

      I’m not on goodreads. I’m also not a very prolific reader – I average a book a month or so! Last light ‘n’ fluffy that I liked a lot was The Girl On the Train, and before that Big Little Lies. Both awesome!!

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