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Journals I’m currently using: the Paperblanks Blue Filigreethe Happiness Journal and the Winnable Leather Journal

Total pages written since last JWW post (July 30): 23

Total pages to date since project inception (Dec 11/13): 514

Total pages written in 2014: 459

Total number of notebooks/pens/ink bought since self-imposed spending freeze (Jan 1/14): 23

  • 1 pen + 1 bottle of ink = 2 items in a gift set on Jan 14
  • 1 bottle of KoninginneNach-Blauw from Akkerman on Feb 5
  • 1 Visconti Rembrandt Calligraphy set in Red = 2 items (pen and ink bottle) from Goldspot on May 15
  • 1 bottle of J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche from Goldspot on May 15
  • 1 bottle of De Atramentis Heather Violet from Goldspot on May 15
  • 5 pens, 4 notebooks, 3 tins of ink cartridges from Reid’s on June 14
  • 1 Jinhao X450 from ebay; received on June 19
  • 1 bottle of De Atramentis William Shakespeare ink from Goulet Pens; received on June 25
  • 1 Winnable Leather Notebook on July 10
  • 1 Wreck This Journal on Aug 2

Some topics covered this week (I did a lot of personal journaling this week, which I do not share here):

  • I’ve decided what I’m spending my credit from World Mail Panel on: the Monteverde Prima in Purple Swirl with a 1.1 italic nib from Wonderpens in Toronto, ON. It will take 2-3 weeks for it to come in. So excited!!
  • Most mornings we see a rather large bird on our drive into work. I’ve finally identified it as a Swainson’s Hawk. It’s a beautiful bird and so far we have only seen one. We wonder if he/she has a mate. There may be more than one and we just see one of them at a time.
  • Operation Save the Tree is going really well. We have sprayed it once (well, David did – I held on to the ladder and watched), and we plan on spraying it again. A few days after spraying it’s looking really green and healthy again. Hurrah!
  • The City of Calgary has a graffitti removing program, and I phoned them up this week to report some edgy artwork on our bac fence. It doesn’t say anything offensive; you can’t make out any words at all. But I guess it’s unsightly. The City will look after it sometime this month.
  • Sleeping patterns are being disrupted as we are experiencing a heat wave here in Calgary. On Friday I slept for a couple of hours in the early evening and then was up until 2:30 am when my husband came home after a gig. But one good thing – I did lots of journaling!

Until next week, happy writing!