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What I’m currently using: the Paperblanks Blue Filigree journal, Winnable Executive Journal, the Seven Seas Writer, and the Franklin Christoph Notebook.

Total pages written since this post (Nov 25): 7

Total pages to date since project inception (Dec 11/13): 1389

Total pages written in 2015: 549

I’ve been using my Delta Journal and loving it, but finding it SO difficult to not post it. I am a poster but the cap on this one is a very tight fit when posted so I really don’t want to damage the resin. I will keep trying. I will announce the pen for January on December 30.

Purchases: I’m gearing up for my post on my second visit to Scotsdale Pen and Knife, so that will probably go up on Sunday. But this week I happened to be in Staples and I bought a Franklin Covey fountain pen. I will review that one soon too. More on the pen below.

Some points covered this week in my journals:

  • Black Friday has come and gone for another year. I stayed away from all malls and stores but I did spend a bit on Amazon. I bought quite a few Christmas presents but yes some things for myself as well. Stephen King’s book, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, was on sale for $10 in hardcover so I grabbed one. And I finally pulled the trigger on The Artist’s Way book and workbook by Julia Cameron, as they were in a sale bundle for $30. And then a few things for the house….Yes I may have been slightly carried away by it all, especially the lightning deals in which you had only 10 minutes to check out or it would be lost forever. I’m such a sucker for things like that. I had to forcibly close the browser and do something distracting. Craziness!
  • We are consolidating floors at work and next Friday we have to be all packed up for a move over the weekend. Only one floor but there is a lot to do. Big changes and some people are losing their minds. Change is not popular! I like my new area but it is very different. Change is good for the soul so bring it on!
  • As I mentioned above I bought a black and silver Franklin Covey pen at Staples. Christmas is the only time Staples has nice pens. My local one had two fountains: the Franklin Covey and the Cross Aventura. The Franklin Covey was on sale for $19.99 so I bought one. The Aventura was $44 so I passed. A surprisingly good writer. Review to come.
  • I finally watched the film Wild with Reese Witherspoon. I much preferred Jennifer Aniston’s Cake. I thought Aniston’s performance drastically outshone Witherspoon’s. I had forgotten that one of the reasons she goes on the long hike is to come to terms with her mother’s death. I had a hard time watching it. It’s been 15 years since my mother passed but those feelings never really go away, they just get easier to handle. The scenery is amazing though. And the Blu Ray I got out of the library had a little booklet with a message from Cheryl Strayed, the author of the book the movie is based on. It was like a liner note from a CD. Very cool. But I didn’t like the movie all that much.

Until next post, happy writing!