Friday, 4 September 2009

Daily Diary Planner and all . .

I have a daily diary, a pocket diary, a calendar planner and a weekly planner.

The daily diary - a 'page a day' diary - is where I write my thoughts, the days weather and what I did during the day. It's my life in the past tense, intense, warts thoughts and all. Always written up with my first cuppa early the next morning.

My pocket diary '2 weeks to a view' goes everywhere with me. When I haven't mislaid it that is. I like to see immediately whether or not I can accept an invite to tea, party or play bridge. It has to be co ordinated with the 'month to a view' calendar planner which has an his /her morning/afternoon appointments grid. His full of his health care plan, therapy and hospital appointments and hers (mine that is) hair, dental, opticians, bridge lessons, book group, birthday, anniversary reminders, and where necessary taxi service to take my spouse to his various hospital appointments. The centre column of the grid is set aside for the household projects: gardener, plumber, decorator, recycling, landfill collection etc.

As soon as a date is agreed it has to be entered on the planner and then entered in my pocket diary. If they aren't co-ordinated all hell breaks loose.

At the weekend I then write the full programme out on to a new blank weekly planner sheet. Which I sellotape to my wardrobe door. That way I know where I am going and where I should be going after that. My favourite days are the ones that have a whole half day with a blank space . . .

10 comments:

Around My Kitchen Table said...

You're so well organised! I am Miss Efficiency at work but as soon as I get home I'm Miss Slapdash. I write things down on scraps of paper, which I promptly lose. I make a long shopping list but when I get in the supermarket, realise I have left it at home. At work, everything is planned and reminders are all in force. Oh well!

merry weather said...

Hello Lady T

I really like this "past tense, intense warts thoughts and all"! Clever.

And I'd have guessed you were a planner :-). I'm more of an accidental myself - which has highlights yes, but also a lot of oh dears. As in tax bill? What tax bill. Or whole school meeting? Who said so... etc!

Hugs

ladythinker said...

Hello AMKT banks were stopping by. I manage quite well with my diaries. My main problem is actually having to remember what today's date is!

Hello Merryweather - how lovely to see you here again. I hope all is going well with you. Thank you for your comment I must admit a rather liked it myself. ;-)

ladythinker said...

AMKT - I did not mean banks at all. I meant thanks. I'm actually using a voice recognition program as my muscles are inclined to a bit of weakness at the moment following a stomach upset.

mutleythedog said...

Outlook is a good idea...ahem..

ladythinker said...

Oh Mutley - how lovely to have you drop in too.Sorry for belated reply but I have been a we bit indisposed recently.

ladythinker said...

Mutley - I do hope that little frog in the throat - "ahem" - is better - I see you also had the same problem when you visited Merryweather recently . .

mutleythedog said...

I am always a little shy around the ladies....

ladythinker said...

Mutley - I just can't believe that, I've seen some of your saucy innuendo on ladies' blogs...

mutleythedog said...

Not just their blogs....