After all the time I spent on my Day in the Life post, I should have realized that a long blogging break was on the horizon. Honestly, it was unplanned. I just didn't have any posts typed up and every free minute I had, I chose to spend it reading. Until the great virus outbreak of last week. Which, I'm excited to announce is now behind me. It took three whole days. That's all. Just three miserable days when all I wanted to do was bury my head in the sand and hope that the world moved on and chores got taken care of.
But enough griping for now. We are just done with lunch and settling in for a lazy afternoon. The husband is traveling to Cincinatti this week so I had just dropped him a few minutes ago at the airport. He will be sorely missed but I will gladly take these occasional and short travels over the regular weekly travels that he had to do in our first year of marriage. Besides, my dad is here so I will still have plenty of help with Shreya and food. Remember I mentioned how much my dad loves cooking? He has made some amazing dishes so far and it's hard to do any kind of portion control when food tastes that good.
Last week, I got an email from Doubleday books saying that I had won this month's Chatterbox. I don't ever win stuff much nowadays so it was a pleasant surprise. The box had a copy of The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake, a calligraphy pen (which was so wonderful to write with), a pair of chopsticks, and a wonderfully fragrant candle. The book itself is one that I hadn't heard of previously so I am looking forward to reading it.
Spending four days at home can make one antsy and I spent a good chunk of my time trying to
Zilch. Would you believe that there was nothing out there? For the briefest of moments, I considered writing my own app but ditched that option right away because I didn't have that kind of time. I eventually downloaded Remember the Milk and made it do what I was envisioning but it was still a frustrating system. That's when I thought of giving bullet journal a try. I had been wanting to go pen-and-paper for a long time but looking at all the beautiful planners out there made me somewhat hesitant. I don't have an artistic bone in my body but that's the beauty of bullet journaling - you don't have to be artistic. So that's where I am right now. I have a book and a pen - I just need to start writing. The husband has been beyond amused by this recent craze of mine. He and I are such opposites when it comes to a need to plan.
Anyways, while I set my journal up, I'd like to know if you bullet journal or keep planners!