January 2nd, 2009

palmer's tea

Tea Tales

Tea is the second most popular drink in the world, after water

Taken from the tea 2009 Calendar, Andrews McMeel Publishing
Given to me by my lovely mate Caroline! More interesting facts and quotes to come in 2009!

See all my tea tales here, being posted retrospectively to fill some lj gaps!


Today the organising bug hit me :-) I bought 2 new moleskin notebooks, since my home and work ones are full and this led to a full fledged frenzy of cleaning - the writing desk and my computer desk. I am still in the middle of it, hence the need to post!

Like tiggsybabes' post, I need Moleskin notebooks to keep me organised. The home one is unlined and is my paperjournal - it's the A5 version. I write lists of plans and things to do, plus stick in quotes, info, funky pictures!

The work one is the lined A5 version and into this goes everything at work - to do lists, planning, project notes, meeting notes, sketches. if I lost this, my work life would come crashing down!

But in clearing out my writing desk and stationery, I was reminded of my post the Parable of the bath bombs. I hoard things - envelopes, postcards, bits and pieces. I buy more stuff, because I am afraid to use what I have. This also ties in neatly with a post on the Happiness project blog, called Spend out, that I read recently. Makes a lot of sense.

This year I resolve to be generous and use up my "stuff" - I will trust in the abundance that I have. Since one of my resolutions is to reconnect with people and maintain relationships, this is the perfect reason to use my plentiful stationery.
I WILL NOT KEEP THINGS FOR BEST! The worst that can happen is that you eventually need to buy in new supplies. I did well last year actually using a lovely Montblanc pen that mr.ncot bought me for Christmas 2006. Sadly I lost the pen somewhere at work this year. But, I had two years of really enjoying the pen!

Do you hoard? Confess all in 2009 :-)
The writing desk before...