I Love Pens!

I am a pen hoarder! I love writing on paper. I like the look and the privacy of putting pen to paper. One does not have to worry about a hacker getting important information like when using the computer. Might have to worry about the cat eating the paper. Yes, I have a cat that loves chewing on paper, Emo. It is crazy. Maybe he thinks he is a dog. 🙂

I love looking at pens on different websites and in stores. I have pens of all types and colors, including the ink and the outside of the pen. I came across a great pen selection at PenFactory.com. It has me thinking I could use some pens with my business name and website on them.

I once worked for a grocery store as a secretary. I would order our pens like this as a way to advertise. Why not? Sometimes I end up with an extra pen from a business that I did not mean to take. 🙂  OOPs. Whenever I used the pen again I would remember the business and go back shopping. One reason to order pens with your business on it. And it is cool to see your name on something. 🙂

If you think about the cost of advertising, it is pretty reasonable to order a sizable amount of pens. Plus, you get a cool pen to add to your collection! 😉 I have had good luck with promotional pens, they write well. 🙂

I’m thinking of going with the twist promotional pens. If I get the clicking ones, I irritate myself by clicking the top when I’m thinking. 😉

It is a toss-up between these two:

magmetic-domed-penMagnetic Dome Pens

I like the colors and the magnet would be cool.

—- Click it to the fridge or the file cabinet.

—- No trying to find a pen. 🙂

Or

tsp-fTwist Foil Pens

Love color! Simple. Easy to grip.

Do you hoard pens?

 

I Swear It Was Not That

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A few weeks ago I ordered a new 2-page quarter year calendar journal from Day Timer. I was excited to open it when it arrived. The first thing I noticed was that it was for October, November, and December 2015. WHAT?

I can not believe I did not notice that when ordering it. I remember thinking October was an odd time to start a date book but I know you can get one’s that start in September, so I did not think anything of it.

I should have paid better attention.

But, all is not lost. January actually began the same day October will. I scratched out the October and put January on all the month’s pages.

February has a few extra days since it is actually November, crossed those out.

March is a bit more tricky. I crossed out the day of the week and will write above it the true day.

This all led to thinking, I can doodle and put color on the pages to hide the month and day when needed. Works pretty well. I always doodled on my notes when I was in high school and college. I also wrote with colored pen. Love colored pens.

Why, would I not send it back and get the real one?

I did not want to wait. LOL

Plus, why waste it. It is easily fixed and it was my error. I will make sure to double check the next quarterly calendar that I order in March!

I really like this one too.

It has a place for

To Be Done Today (Action List): I use this for the day’s task I want to complete. Some days it is huge and others I am rather lazy. Interesting to see what I really get done.

A section for appointments with the time beginning at 7am – 10pm: I put down kids’ schedules and mine. I write what I get accomplished plus how long. Good for making me write.

Phone call section, expense record section: Not much goes here. I do not get many calls. I sometimes use it for other things I want to track.

Next page is an entire page of work record: This is where all my ideas go. When I complete them I flip back and check them off. It includes my writing ideas plus all the art stuff I want to get done.

It even acts as a diary in a way. I will jot down funny stuff that happens or things I want to remember. I wish I had done this a long time ago with things the kids do or say. 🙂

In the beginning, I wrote down my New Year Goals. It will be fun to see what I achieve at the end of the year. I did another page with my creative goals. I put these on the beginning days 1-5 because the calendar did not arrive until after the 5th.

The best part, it fits in my purse. 🙂

It’s a bit of Fall out there!

I have the windows open and the cool breeze blowing through the duplex!

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Of course, by the weekend I will want warm weather back. 🙂

As for the moment I will think about the pretty color changes that the cooler weather brings. I can’t forget the fun holiday of Halloween! I really need to start making some of my decorations instead of adding more ideas to my folders. 🙂

I will miss wearing shorts and capris though. I only have a few pairs of jeans because I swear to lose those extra pounds before buying anymore. I think I have said that for the last twenty years!

I’m ready to not have to worry about, is someone able to mow our yard back at the Puzzle house? I feel bad asking for help but we can not always make the four hour drive to mow it. Dang money and dang gas prices. I do miss taking care of the yard when I want to. I never thought I would say that. I guess living in a duplex with hardly a yard will do that. We have maintenance people here that mow.

I love to drink hot chocolate in the cooler weather. I am so looking forward to that. I love to bake more when it is cooler. The family will like that. 🙂 Lots of good points about cooler weather.

We were lucky this summer the high temps did not stick around that long. It was a nice summer. We even had more rain to cool things off and to give the Earth it’s much needed drink.

But, I do admit by January’s blistering cold weather I am more than ready for Spring!

I happen to love all four seasons!

 

What is your favorite season? Why?

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I can’t wait to decorate! 🙂