Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My Dear John Letter


Dear Computer,

You have been with me through the good and bad. But, things change. Well, I change. It is you not me. I can't be myself if I am forced to be with you always. I must at least cut you out of my life in one area. You have me for blogging, Facebook, email and countless searches on Google. I must go back to my old love...my address book.

Sincerely,

An old fashioned girl from Ohio

This Christmas, I decided that I had it. I am done. Done with being confused about whether my friends live on Mesquite or Teleford in Southern Ohio. They moved in the same city but which house is their current house? I have no clue. I thought printing labels at Christmas would be easier. It is isn't for me. Works for other people but not this girl.

So today I went to Borders. I brought my 40% off coupon and bought a brand new address book. I am so excited to take all of the saved envelopes and put everyone's address in my new book. I might get a little crazy and use a pen. You know you are a bored housewife when....

Doesn't it feel good to crack open a new address book or calendar? It is one of my favorite things about January. I love to write everything in my new calendar and at least feel I have control in one area of my life.

Here's to a new year, making changes in our lives and doing what works.



11 comments:

OHmommy said...

I broke up with my online address book this Christmas. All of my cards were addressed by me from my old fashion address book. MUCH easier to scratch out an old address and write in a new one, the address book is always by the phone.

I agree.

Jessica said...

Ehhh...it's more personal any way! I can see why you would be frustrated!

I've decided that I'm going to do a "birthday book" too! Instead of trying to remember whose b-day I forgot to write in my planner or whose b-day I wrote on my work calendar, instead of my planner...I'm having ONE birthday book (that I refer to monthly)!

Anonymous said...

I love a new address book, planner and/or calendar too. It is a wonderful feeling to have some control in your life. I am going to upgrade my address book after seeing your blog. Great suggestion sis! Lara

enthalpymama said...

Totally understand. I still use my old fashioned calendar. Tried to use a handheld electronic one for awhile, but just missed that feeling of scratching things out or writing in purple-for-heaven's-sake!

Clare said...

i just got all giddy about my new calendar, i know exacty what you mean. i just love writing in everyone's birthdates and different things that i don't want to forget. There is something with writing it down that also helps me remember!

Im2Sexy4MyVan said...

WOW, You will LOL at me when I tell you that I had to go to an index card file last year. And I have to note which page the address can be found on my 9 page label list that I call my Christmas Card List. One more move, and I will have to start zip sorting and banding by carrier route so they can go bulk mail.

You make it sound so easy and relaxing.

I need an intervention....

Stephanie said...

I just got a new weekly planner for my writing this week. I love it! I haven't written a thing in it yet, but i'm sure I will eventually!

Mc Allen said...

oh yes, it is soooo hard keeping it all updated and organized. im with you... Paper works best for me too. Its nice to have figured it out tho huh?? lol. Great post♥ LA

Rhea said...

I have a calendar book. I LOVE it. It's a Mom Agenda, made for moms by moms and it totally rocks.

Maternal Mirth said...

I am a big fan of actual letters. I like to surprise my family and friends with one every now and then. I know I am doing my part to make someone smile.

Also, I LOVE getting a new planner or address book. I get a little OCD and will only use a certain pen throughout the year.

MommyWizdom said...

O YES! I love a new address book! I keep all my contacts in an honest to goodness paper address book. It's fun to check off who sent a Christmas card and to whom I need to send one.

Enjoy it!

MommyWizdom

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