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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Three Things...

1.  Journals/Planners.  I love to journal and I do like a good planner. Writing down all the feels in my journal has always been one of my favorite things to do.  Except, I recently found myself falling down the rabbit hole of YouTube videos about journaling and planning. Yikes! Those videos showed all the things that I thought I needed- journal covers, paper ephemera, stickers, washi tape, watercolors, etc.  So, I made a few purchases here and there. And, I tried to join in on the fun by decorating my planners and journals. Except, the more I joined in on the fun, the less I wanted to actually journal. Ack! I had lost my journaling mojo. The horror! Well, it felt that way to me. Especially, as I've always been one to write in a journal - whether it be about what was going in my life or a poem I was working on.  I would always find something to write.  And, I loved that feeling of wanting to write in my journal. So, I've decided to go back to the basics. A journal and a pen. That's it. I will use the journal covers I bought - how could I not, right? They are pretty cool. And, I might add a sticker or a piece of washi once in a blue moon, but I'm not going to pressure myself to "pretty" everything up. That's just not me. I'd rather have a pretty journal/notebook and fill it with writing instead of paper ephemera and stickers. Of course, this now means that I want to cull my stationery supplies. I've been watching YouTube videos about stationery minimalism and definitely want to give that a try - its basically, keeping the items you truly love and using those (using what you have, instead of buying more).  Wish me luck!

2.  Books.  My reading has been rather decent lately. I was mowing through the Maisie Dobbs series (again), but decided to stop and pick up a book or two from my TBR pile on my nightstand. So, I'm currently reading:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43999119-to-the-land-of-long-lost-friends

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35297176-heart-talk?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=syh1ZBY43k&rank=1

What about you? Which books are you getting lost in? Or do you have an recommendations for me?

3.  TV/Music.  TV is consisting of Hallmark Christmas movies (and a few Lifetime ones), along with some of my favorite holiday films - Christmas with the Kranks, Love Actually, and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.  And, I'm still watching Housewives - OC, NJ, and Dallas. Last night was OC and it was a doozy. The women are in Key West and they are getting drunk, screaming at each other, and eating cake. All in all, its definitely a fun season to watch.

Music is Christmas music and it is so much fun to sing along to. Joy to the World and Hark the Herald Angels Sing - LOVE!!  Also, did you hear about the Alanis Morissette tour? OMG! Garbage and Liz Phair, too! Talk about an awesome tour!! I feel like I'd be listening to my high school/college soundtrack live - how can I resist?

And now, I'm off to read some more of Cleo Wade's book, Heart Talk. Hope you are having a groovy week. Happy reading!!

4 comments:

Lark said...

I'm reading Lock Every Door by Riley Sager right now and finding it very hard to put down. Hope you have a great week! :)

bermudaonion said...

I can't live without my planner but don't do so well with a journal.

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Lark, that is such a good one! I really enjoyed it. Glad you are liking it so much :) I hope you're having a great week, too :)

Kathy, right?! Its crazy, but they definitely help keep me organized. The only journal I consistently write in is my gratitude one - I write 5 things I'm grateful for every day.

Ti said...

I admire all your journals on Insta but you must write a ton to have so many. LOL.

I watched Christmas Vacation last weekend but had to pause it to deal with some student stuff and then my husband got pissy because I wasn't watching so now I have to watch it again, to get the full experience. Waiting for my son to return this weekend to watch his faves like Elf, Deck the Halls and Jingle All The Way. Still loving the Hallmark Christmas stuff. You really got me hooked. Like a drug.