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Thursday, July 4, 2013

What Kinds of Stuff Goes In My Planner

I look at all the beautiful planner pictures from the Philofaxy folks (if you don't read Philofaxy, you should...go there now...I'll wait...), and I swoon.  They are truly gorgeous. But I am a practical girl at heart, and I wonder if the people with the beautiful planners (you know, the ones I want to be someday, when I am rich and powerful) actually use the planners to their full potential.

I put everything in my planner.  I mean everything.

The weirdest things I currently have in my planner include:

*the label from my sports' bra.  This is the first time I've found one that is comfortable and fits, so I plan to order more on-line.

*a shopping list for an event I am planning, including 20 tomatoes and 4 watermelons.

*a packing list for the same event that includes several check-in forms and glue, flour, and salt for child care at the event.  I did NOT ask the child care person whether they would be covering the kids' hands with glue and letting them peel it off, but I secretly hope that they will.

*a project page covering the first day of school.  The kids need first day pictures, a surprise treat (usually beignets on the way home), rolling backpacks, enough clean uniforms; it's a ton of stuff to keep track of at all times.

*on my monthly inserts, times for karate, carpool, and meetings in the next few months.  Yes, carpool.  I know I do carpool daily, but if I don't write it down, I inevitably plan a dentist appointment during carpool!

*on my weekly inserts, a reminder to cook chicken stock (before the bones are icky, so it is time-sensitive and can't go on the general task list), a reminder to check with a friend on borrowing a barbeque pit, and lots of little tasks, like delivering a birthday present, paying the lawn guy, and unpacking from Disney (blog post about what I learned at Disney coming soon).

What is the strangest thing you have in your planner?  Do you put in reminders for unimportant stuff (like chicken stock) or stuff that WILL eventually get done (like unpacking) or do you save that space in your planner?



pattygardner.com said...

Oh, yes! I definitely put the little stuff, too. One thing I put on my list often is "freeze meat". When I get home from the grocery store, I put all the meat in the refrigerator. Then I'm supposed to figure out when I'm making what and freeze the meat accordingly. But if I don't write it down, I forget and sometimes have to throw meat away. I HATE that!!! So now it goes on the list. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do. Right?!

Giftie Etcetera said...

I do freeze meat, too. And I jot a note to prep veggies (like carrots) for the week, since I never have the energy to do it right after grocery shopping.

Laurie said...

I love this post! I've only just discovered your blog so I apologize if you've covered this already, but could you please tell us which planner system you're using and if you use only monthly and weekly pages, or if you use daily pages too? Thanks!!