Lollie is My 2 Page Per Day Filofax…
It wasn’t oh so long ago that I divorced my nerd planner and switched to a weekly calendar. I thought it would suffice for my stay-at-home mom life. It felt good to simplify. But then I realized that I was missing things. I was missing important tasks, forgetting to mail this and that, forgetting to call him or her. I faded into a drug addiction and…
But I really was missing important things. So, I decided to join the geek squad again and bust out the big rings (1 inch, to be exact). I adopted a lovely yellow Filofax named Lollie.
Lollie is bossy and arrogant. She thinks she has all the answers…and she does.
When I use my bossy little Filofax regularly, she does boss me and she does it well. If I am diligently writing down my thoughts and information and have her with me when I make appointments, then I really can trust her to have all the answers.
“What was that number again? Lollie knows!”
“When was that appointment again? I’ll ask Lollie!”
“What was it that I really needed to get done today? Lollie will tell me!”
She knows my phone numbers. She holds onto my kids’ immunization records and always remembers everyone’s birthdays. She keeps funny stories about my kids logged away and reminds me when I need to be at that appointment I made a month ago. Of course, I have to sit down and feed Lollie information on a regular basis but once it’s thought through and written down, she can hang on to it all so I can sleep at night. Then she’s ready to hand me my to-dos the next morning when we touch base again.
I know Lollie is a task-master but I know she is always right and has my best interests at heart. We don’t always get along but I can breathe easier and relax better because of how much time Lollie and I spend together.
P.S. Yes, I named my planner. I also named my pink Kitchen Aid Mixer. What of it?!?!