Monday, January 3, 2011


Kate at Centsational Girl has a post today about day planners asking what our favorite tool for organizing our days would be.

I'm obviously sold on using a day planner where I can write things down. Below is the drawer in my desk where I keep all of my old day planners - many, many years of them. They are handy and I refer to them often.

I picked just one to show you. This is my 1967 planner, and it shows that on July 11th at 3:00 pm I had an appointment with Dr. Danner and above I had written, "Hooray!! Hooray!!" I found out I was pregnant with my first-born after 9 years of marriage. And there is scrap of paper attached, where I counted out the days to figure when this bundle of joy was to be born. Do you think I was excited? That was almost 44 years ago. Also, on that same day at 5:00 we had an appointment to look at a house we ended up purchasing - the nesting instinct kicked in fast!
Everyone of these old day planners has tidbits of info in them. I always recorded heights and weights of our kids when they had doctor's appointments, etc. etc.

And here we are -- time to file away 2010 and begin a brand new year with new scribbles in my 2011 calendar.
For quite a few years now, my publisher, American Quilter's Society, has sent me a quilt art calendar which I enjoy using.


Shelia said...

Happy New Year, Sally! Oh, this is so wonderful that you've kept all of your planners and you can look back and relive your happenings! That was a fantastic happening too.
Now I don't keep day planners, but I have journals that I use when we travel. I've been doing this for about 20 years or so. It seems I forget things and then I'll pull out a journal and see where we were, what we did and even what we had for dinner.
Hope you had a marvelous Christmas and blessings to you for another great year of Blogging!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marydon said...

What a great idea! I don't do journals or day planners ... prob should tho.

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Have a beautiful New Year ~
Hugs, Marydon

Marilyn said...

Hi, I don't use a planner for my life, but you can be sure I've got one for school! The kids come back tomorrow, fresh and ready to work! (I hope) ♥♫

Sue said...

Happy New Year Miss Sally!!!
glad you liked this years Miss B calendar....did you notice the addition of the dog?....she's photogenic also!
I am in Jersey and so out of touch with everything....someone hacked into my Facebook account and sent messages to friends asking to wire me money....I'm sad to say that no one took the bait...but who ever did this also closed out my account and now everything on the internet is being impossible to get into...not fun...
Hope you had a great holiday and hopefully as soon as I get back to Georgia things will get back to normal...Sue.

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! I'm back to say - glitter! What is it with the glitter? I've been sweeping and wiping it up all day and I turn around and it's still there! I'm so glad I'm not the only one with glitter problems. :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sally, it must be like reading a book of your life to go back and read through them. I don't keep all of mine, but recently ran across one from the early 70's, and I had so much fun reading through it. I also laughed at some of the things that I thought it was important to record back then! What a wonderful historical record you are keeping for your family. Wishing you a wonderful 2011! laurie

SmilingSally said...

How organized is that? It's almost like you've journaled your life.

Happy 2011, Sally.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those are great and it reminds me I need a new one. I keep paper close by to make notes so I won't forget anything, but a planner would be better.

Jacqueline said...

Nothing less than amazing, Sally! I have kept old calendars for the past several years for the same reason. I can't imagine a whole drawer full! Pretty great though!