Monday, January 26, 2009

Decidedly Lowtech

There are certain things that I can't do digitally. Try as I might, I find it nearly impossible to deal with a calendar online. And I have tried. Since I save my calendars (the lowtech items), you can tell the number of times I have tried to take it digital. There are years missing from the collection.

My calendars maintain more than just dates. These give me information around the things that happen to me. I tend to write a lot of notes and hints at stories surrounding the dates. Now, when I do look back at the calendars over the years, I find myself startled at the memory loss that has occurred. There are things written in them that trigger no memory at all. Oh well...

When working at the church, I tried several different types of calendars: MS Outlook, a desk calendar (that went away quickly - too much crap on my desk), a wall calendar. So, when I left, I tried to keep going with the Outlook calendar. I just don't have enough activity to necessitate keeping that up.

I have found the best calendar in the world for me now. A moleskin calendar/journal. It's awesome! It has a weekly calendar on the left side with a blank lined journal on the right. Where has this been all my life? It's no bigger than 3 1/2 x 5 1/2" and even has a little pocket in the back for 3x5 cards.

We'll see what unfolds this year.


Bad Monkey said...

3x5 cards... ? Need I say more?

Diane Muir said...

Oh noes! Why did you have to go there? Argh. (I am not my father, I am not my father)