Notes, the minimal version
I am going to keep today’s notes minimal (the reason will be revealed below). First, a lovely listener named Sarah introduces her method of dressing by color for each day of the week – loved hearing about this — it’s like practical routine meets whimsy.
Second, I wanted to share about The Planner Wire — such a great resource! And who knew there were so many planning conferences?
Finally, I review my CURRENT planner stack and usage in detail, probably because it’s the closest I’ve been to Planner Peace in a while!
Hemlock & Oak (affiliate link here and use code BLP; I earn a small commission when this is used and it gets you 10% off)
Cultivate What Matters Yearly Powersheets (currently sold out but they will be back for 2023)
Kikuyo Jibun Techo Days (sold out, but here is the JetPens description page – also will be back for 2023)
Hobonichi 5 Year (shown here on their site)
Amanda Rach Lee Bullet Journal (here; purchased for Annabel!)
Frequent readers know I planned a lot of travel this summer. I had assumed at least one of the trips would be upended by COVID and . . . yep. Here we are.
We arrived in NY for camp visiting day and Josh started saying on Saturday afternoon that he felt like he was having allergies to the area. He is a very allergic person so . . .this made sense. We bought Claritin.
And THEN when we took our tests to go to camp to see the kids . . .
I was negative (and still am today) with zero symptoms, so I drove the hour into the wilderness and went to visiting day myself! Thankfully it was an almost entirely outdoor affair, save for a 30 second tour of the bunks.
I am not attempting to isolate from Josh because quite honestly I assume I’m already doomed to get it and also because . . . well, I think Josh appreciates not being left alone in a hotel room. I brought up the idea of me flying home and him waiting here until he was able to fly and he was pretty much horrified so we are driving home.
No Ithaca B&B, no waterfall hikes, no couples massage, no enjoying the restaurant reservations I carefully set up ~3 weeks ago. But it is what it is, and after pouting yesterday I am more positive today because a) he is not super sick (basically has a cold) and b) at least I don’t have it yet. AND I’m so glad at least I was able to see the kids because it would have been so sad if no one was there for them! They handled the truth well (I told them he failed his COVID test).
We are going to start driving south. I am optimistic we can make the trip in 2 days. Wish us luck.