Notebooks and Social Media
{An Informational Post}

The subject of notebooks and journaling came up the other day. I never thought to write about it as it seemed a mundane subject. But when interest was expressed I thought – why not?
 For what it's worth, I think it's mainly women who have a fascination with notebooks.  Not to stereotype -  I just don't find males are that interested in office supplies - LOL.


One of the things that keeps me organized is a decent notebook.  I actually have more than one for different projects but there are only two I use for daily reminders and lists.

Embarrassingly enough……..I can’t stop acquiring them. I mean, you can always use a notebook, right?

My larger notebook has lists and ideas. Things I need to do, purchase, reminders of weekly events and linkups on blogs and things like this. The small pink one that rides in my purse is more of a diary. What we eat, menus, books we are reading, movies……you get the idea. It's great for when I make a grocery list and menu planning ideas.


Also,  I write down the names of books I want to read and if I saw it on someone’s website, I note where the recommendation came from in the event I review it. Then I can link back or give a mention.


Another constant on one of my lists is about crochet hooks I own. How many times in the past have I dithered about which size to buy, only to find I have duplicated it….again.

Honestly, since I discovered the Clover bamboo from Japan I probably won’t buy another brand since I have so many of the other ergonomic types.

And now on to Social Media ...............
 Every blue moon I need a break from social media. Once I  tire of it and find I am not keeping up, I know it’s time to deactivate for a while.

Over a year ago I deleted my Twitter account and turned out I regretted it. By the time I decided I wanted it back, it was too late. Completely purged. So I started a new one but the interest isn’t strong now. And as I said, when you don’t check in on it the feed seems unmanageable.

 (I'm not on all of these above)

 I say this as an announcement so no one thinks I have “dumped” them when I finally get around to deactivating. They need hibernation for a bit so, if I am not around, you were not dumped.

That’s about all I have to say today. We have been eating well, continuing to walk each morning, reading and watching movies.  I’m almost done with a scarf that I have been crocheting off and on for a while. I know Doug would love for the weather to be decent so he can get a telescope out. It's been rainy and now it's cold.

Oh! Doug bought me this cool loom which should assist me in making hats. I am very excited about that and hope I’m not too dense to figure out the instructions.

Updates will be forthcoming.

PS - I am cross posting this to Novel Meals as I have two followers that read both sites.

Just a FYI post here.


Le laquet said...

A loom? For hats? Ooooh ... might need photos!

Velva said...

I journal too for all the same reasons you do. I love notebooks and love office supplies too (laugh).

I am excited it finally got cold. This winter has been too mild yet again!

When you wrote you regretted deactivating your Twitter account and returned...I was smiling but then you let me down easy. If you return let me know you have a fan!

Happy New Year!

Mae Travels said...

I always loved notebooks too, and kept lots of notes in them. But now everything seems to have become electronic.

I use the iPhone 'reminders' for shopping lists. I share the list with my husband, so if he picks up something we need he can check it off and I'll know it's done.

I use "wishlist" for lists of books I want to read and have read -- my family knows that they shouldn't get me the books on the list because some of them have already been purchased and read.

The closest I come to a journal is my blog. I still keep a notebook in my purse in case I want to jot down a phone number or something like that instead of making a note in the iPhone. But mostly I'm electronic.

I always kept drafts of anything I wrote in electronic form -- I was really good at some amazing antique word processing software!

So I agree that notebooks are great, but my stack of empty ones is growing!

best... mae at

Tina said...

Definitely photos, Mrs. L - I may tackle it tonight!

Thanks so much, Velva, I appreciate it. I have learned to deactivate instead of deleting accounts because, you never know when you will regret it.

Mae, I many things are electronic these days. I am not a complete luddite but I do still enjoy the written word in a journal. That's how I ended up starting my blog - I was working on a genealogy project and it was the easiest way for all of us to view the same info.
Then personal stuff crept into the posts - things like books and food. Haha!

Debra Eliotseats said...

I have a friend who is addicted to buying cool file folders! Just a different office supply habit, right? :)

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It's good to get back to posting about food after a short break. Next year I will be getting a flu shot; this bout knocked me for a loop...