Wednesday, December 26, 2018


This year has been a blur. I feel sorry for people who don't blog or keep a journal because life is quick. One moment you're sipping bubbly and toasting the New Year and before the graffiti settles, deer are dancing on your roof and the fat elf is headed down the chimney.

I'm looking at a new method for tracking the past, organizing the present, and planning for the future.  The method is called the Bullet Journal. 

I ordered a book today from Amazon and I'm watching some videos to learn how it works. One of the things it stresses is mindfulness. That resonates with me. 

The book will be here by Friday so I'll let you know what I think. 

Jilda and I will be working on our vision boards and focusing on our list of goals for 2019. We catch flack from some who think that trying to find a way to make the best use of our time is a bunch of hooey. Maybe that's true. But if there is a way to add value to the time I have left I want to learn about it.

More to follow.



  1. Amusing photo.

  2. Do what is right for the two of you.
    And yes, where did this year go? And rather a lot of other years come to think of it.

  3. FunnyI I ordered a “Rocketbook” today. The planner is not working for me so Im taking a different approach. I want to get more organized in my blogging and social activities in the New year.

  4. My goal for 2019 is to settle in my new routine of being retired. I've gotten lazy all of a sudden and it doesn't seem to bother me. lol... I really want to learn to slow down. I don't know if I'll succeed but I'm gonna try.
    I'm looking forward to seeing your vision-boards.
    Hugs, Julia

  5. Okay the picture reminds me of one of daddy's jokes back when 'modern art' was the rage. In an art gallery mama and son in front of a painting. "What is that mama?" "son that is supposed to be a man on a horse." "If that is so, why ain't it?"

    I have looked at the picture upside down and side ways, looks all blurry to me. LOL
    Now,I used to manage my life down to the hour. It paid off over the years. I know it helped me to be successful without letting other areas suffer. Nothing wrong with that, great idea(s), One day you will be 80, you will have 6 Saturdays and one Sunday. Planning is still hard, but not as serious.

    I like the idea of vision boards, neat. ;-)

  6. Anonymous1:10 AM

    What IS that picture??????????????????????

    1. Anonymous2:16 AM

      My friend Rita at SoulComfort's Corner uses a bullet journal. Maybe she can give you a few tips!!

  7. Some people just function better with lists and organization, some people get bogged down and lose creativity through structure, neither is any more correct that being right handed or left handed it just is.

  8. It's true that journaling, whatever kind you do, is a great way to keep track of those precious moments. My blogs are my journals and highlight the days as they go by. I'm thankful I have had the opportunity to use Blogger for quite a few years.

  9. What you're doing in your life seems to be working just fine...raspberries to those that criticize! Lots of rain heading your way...stay safe and dry!

  10. The bullet journal concept is intriguing for sure. I'm anxious to hear your impressions!


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