On Mondays I share pictures from my notebooks. It’s been a lovely way to stay accountable to keeping them up to date and it’s helped to look at my time and habits in a holistic way. I documented a bright and colorful week, which means that it was full of variety!
A quick update on my streak: today marks 197 days of morning pages. If all goes well, I’ll reach 200 this week!
Overall, last week had more variety than the previous few weeks. It feels like I split my time between reading (pink) and stitching (yellow) a bit more evenly.
I introduced a new color! Orange is for audiobooks. I had been using pink like I use for traditional reading, but it felt deceptive. I’m always multi-tasking when I listen to an audiobook and wanted to differentiate that time a bit.
The purple signifies our time for Blackberry Bluff School. We started the new term on Tuesday and had really good days on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday was harder for me to stay focused because of a difficult interaction I had with the bus monitor that morning, and then I spent a chunk of the time contacting the school district and Bug’s treatment center — so we didn’t spend a ton of time focused on learning. Friday mornings are always a bit light on structured schooling, because we spend those days wrapping things up and playing games, which I don’t always document. Overall it was an excellent school week, despite my hiccup on Thursday!
The meal plan is still working quite well. We stopped for fast food on Saturday when we took a drive up to the mountains, but thought of it as more of a treat than a necessity. And I had dinner ready to eat when we got home later that day (chicken tikka masala), which felt really good. I’m so pleased with how this is working out and am feeling excited about planning for November. I love that I don’t have the daily panic of figuring out dinner – it makes such a difference.
I’m so happy that I started using this insert and documenting my time so specifically. The days fly by so quickly – it’s really great to be able to look back and see how much I’ve squeezed in to each one!
If you’ve recently wrote a post about your own notebooks, I invite you to share the link in the comments. I always find so much inspiration from your posts!