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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 (Dec 2): 13

Total pages to date since project inception (Dec 11/13): 1402

Total pages written in 2015: 562

No problems with the Delta Journal. Such a beautiful finish, especially for this time of year, with the red and the green. I will announce the pen for January on December 30.

Purchases: I wrote about my recent visit to Scottsdale Pen and Knife here, and I’m happy to report that Jay was pleased with my review. This Sunday… probably a review of the Franklin Covey pen. And I haven’t bought anything for myself this week.

Some points covered this week in my journals:

  • There is some buzz on YouTube about One Book December (check out Rhomany’s Realm’s channel for more info). Basically the premise of One Book December is to have your Christmas planning and journaling in one book, and Rhomany has provided journaling prompts and planning milestones for the lead up to Christmas. This program replaces Rhomany’s Christmas Chronicles from previous years, and she’s collaborated with Miss Vicky Bee and Carie Harling for this year’s One Book December. I’m going to be starting my Hobonichi planner soon (Dec 19!) so I’m not interested in changing planners, and I generally don’t do journal prompts, but…this program has inspired me to consider making a Christmas journal. I usually just record Christmas stuff in my every day journal but maybe it would be nice to have Christmas over the years in one book. And I was thinking about using my Celtic Colours journal. I’ll have a think about it and let you know.
  • I learned something really cool about Parker pens. I was reading about date codes on parkerpens.net and discovered that Parker introduced a code system in 1934 and then revamped it in 1938, and each pen made since then has a marking on the cap band that indicates which quarter of which year the pen was made. My black Parker Urban as an A on the band which means the 4th quarter of 1992. And my blue Parker Urban was made in the first quarter of 1994, as denoted by the IIII on the band. Cool huh? I thought so.

Until next post, happy writing!