Sunday, January 01, 2012

Do You Keep a Diary?

Welcome 2012.

2012 has arrived and the rain is gradually leaving after 7.5 inches in the last 2 days. Nothing much else seems to have changed except the date and the fact that I just spent some time filling in all the details in a new diary. The diary itself is the same make as last year but with quite a different cover.( it has lots of pull out spare pages )
      Last year my "Diary," got used to the maximum. Never before have I used one so fully.( there is writing in margins; along page tops and 2 rows to a line. )
 Along with the usual planning and appointments I used it as my one stop place for information when we went overseas on holiday. It had maps and information printed out and stuck in before we left home. It had hidden passwords and emergency #s. It had instructions of which trains to take  to various destinations.It had flight #s, travel times and times in other date lines. It had information about ancestors' birth places and good things to see and places to visit. It had prices and lists of money spent.Of course it is a record of where we went and what I thought.
 This year my diary is likely to be boring by comparison....but we shall see. Do you use / keep a diary? What for?


By Hoki Quilts said...

Wow, too much of a good thing with that amount of rain Ali. We are on the opposite side of the weather gods, long hot days and nights and no rain - not good when on tank water : (
Happy New Year to you and yours
hugs - Miche'le

Jennifer said...

Ali, your diary is definitely worth keeping as a record of an interesting year!

joolzmac said...

I seem to rely on my phone more to remind me of appointments (I key in the time and date etc and an alarm reminds me on the morning of the appointment)and I use my blog as a memory keeper.
I have bought a diary for day to day recordings but find I don't use it as fully as I should. I have never kept a personal diary.

Happy New Year to you,

Cheers - Joolz

Meggie said...

It is always a bit dismal when it wont stop raining! We have had summer arrive on NY Day, and it is going to sizzle us!
I used to keep a Diary, but have not done so for years. Perhaps this year I might.

Isabelle said...

Ever since I retired I've noted down the events of the day in my handbag diary (just what I've done, not any great thoughts) to try to show myself how the time has dribbled away and to stop my panic at its doing so.

But I also use it to remind me of appointments.

Sujana said...

I use it for therapeutic means, just to write down my feelings and thoughts! It's fun to write! Great blog btw :)