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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Planning Unplanned

Today's entry involves a run to the liquor store. Now, as a general rule, one should not talk about drinking on a public blog. I think the exception is when you are the designated driver exceptions are when you are the designated driver and when you are mom in desperate need of wine.

Public Service Announcement:

Kindly let me take a moment to remind folks that you never have to drink and drive. Drink at home or have a trusted designated driver. Take a cab. Drinking and driving is very uncool.

Back to our regularly scheduled blogging...:)

Friday night, I was sitting around the pool with friends. They decided they wanted some drinks. I was the designated driver, so they started shouting orders at me. "Jungle Juice." "A corkscrew." "Gentleman Jack." I couldn't keep up.

Luckily, my planner dashboard is just a blank piece of graph paper. So I opened my planner and made a list.



Ignoring the part where I am a freak who took her planner to the pool...lol...I got the order right and made everyone happy. And nobody had to drink and drive.

A blank sheet of paper that is easy to access and use in an unplanned, random manner, is a lifesaver (perhaps literally, in this case, where I could pick up drinks and avoid having someone drink and drive).


I use the blank page for so many purposes.

Listing people who want to be in a private group on Facebook so I can add them later:


Doodling (while listening that popular kids' ballad with the words, "here I stand...)...


(Confession: No, no kids were with me. I was singing it by myself.) 

I also make notes during meetings, doodle, and jot down anything else that pops up.

An organized planner makes your life easy, but a blank sheet of paper opens your planner to possibilities. Try it. You might like it.

Etcetera.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

do you allocate time for doodling in your planner in your planner?

Heidi said...

I may have to try this. I love my planner but find myself going for the random blank page for quick notes.

Giftie Etcetera said...

:) No, I don't allocate time for anything except appointments.

Homemakersdaily.com said...

"An organized planner makes your life easy, but a blank sheet of paper opens your planner to possibilities. Try it. You might like it." AGREED.

Maryanne Moll said...

This blog post made me laugh out loud. My own planner pages are so structured, but sometimes, I just take a blank page, a gazillion pens, pencils, and markers, and just let myself go.

"Let it go, let it go."