My {Filofax} Week 12

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Another Monday means another Filofax Week post. Today’s off to a not so great start though. I woke up to a lovely snow covered yard, but no notification of any delay or closing of my University which I found a bit perplexing. We don’t typically get a lot of snow in Maryland, so a couple of inches by 6:30AM is usually cause for at least a delay. I got ready, put on my snow boots and made the 1o minute trek through unplowed parking lots and sidewalks to my office, plugged in my laptop at 8:27ish, and what should pop up on my screen but a notification from our emergency system saying that campus would be closing at 8:30. I immediately packed everything back up and walked back. On the bright side, I was able to stop by McDonalds on the way home and pick up breakfast.

{Sidenote: I’ve been considering showing my daily pages instead of my weekly pages because that’s where the bulk of the “action” happens, but to be honest, this week wasn’t all that interesting. In fact my weekly page didn’t have anything at all written on it until last night when I filled it in. My daily pages were totally blank. Why? It was Spring Break and I had nothing that HAD to be done or that I HAD to keep track of.}

Here’s my week:


And for a quick recap of what happened {in case you aren’t at all interested in reading about my life}:

  • I didn’t do so hot on the photo challenge {big surprise there} BUT I did devote Saturday and Sunday to playing catch up. I didn’t get ALL of them, but I caught up on most of them.
  • It was Spring Break at my university/work.
  • We did a bit of Spring cleaning in the garage and other areas of the house.
  • I was on a bit of a reading kick.
  • Sticking to my workouts has been amazing.

And for the longer version {for those of you who like to read or are just nosy :)}:

I work at a university so Spring Break is still definitely something I look forward to every year. As an employee, I typically only get off for three days, whereas students get the whole week off. Most employees still take off the other two days. I don’t really mind working them though because the campus is pretty dead. The break was well needed. Even better was that I had a break from my class as well. I found myself really feeling like a stereotypical blogger. I could really get used to the life of waking up, having a cup of coffee, and writing.

Now that I’m heading the recruitment in our office, you’ll have likely noticed the big orange sticky flag up on my week page. My university has a campus-wide job website that’s available for members of the community to post both on campus and off campus jobs. I decided to start my office’s recruitment for the upcoming Fall semester early so our online listing went live on Thursday. I’ve already gotten 8 or 9 resumes and the listing will be up until mid-June so this looks quite promising so far.

Little by little, we’ve been getting rid of stuff in our house. I’m not normally one to keep things around. I operate on the philosophy that if I want or need something bad enough, I will find a home for it. Otherwise, it doesn’t need to stay in the house. Other people in my family don’t always operate on that principle, and over the years, the clutter just piles up. I’m happy to say over the past few months though, the local dump/recycling facility has been getting some pretty sizable donations from our household, and for the first time in the 12 years we’ve lived here, we actually have room for both the cars in the main garage and the tractor in the other building. {We live on a couple of acres, so yes we have a tractor. I’m aware that it’s not a normal thing for most people to have, but it’s a necessity here.}

One thing I’ve learned since graduating from college is that I actually really do enjoy reading. I hated reading in school. In fact, it was the #1 thing I procrastinated on,  but when you aren’t required to read things, reading can actually be enjoyable. One of my goals for 2013 is to read 20 books. At the time I figured that was doable but still challenging. At this rate, I think I may need to reevaluate my goal though. Last week I finished books #8 and #9 which puts me 5 books ahead of schedule according to Goodreads. To reward myself I ordered a Kindle Paperwhite. I already have an iPad which I love, but with warmer weather coming, I know I’ll be spending more time outside, and iPads and sun don’t get along so well. I’ll post a review about it once I get to use it. It should be here tomorrow, and I can’t wait. {If any of you are keeping track of my budget focus for March, I actually did save up for this…}

My last big revelation… my workouts are working! I know that’s a silly thing to realize, but since I’m not working out to lose weight, I can’t progress in terms of pounds lost. I don’t have any real quantitative way of tracking my progress, so it’s kind of just me figuring it has to be beneficial in some way up until now. I’m actually starting to see more definition in my arms and legs though so that’s pretty cool because I’ve never actually worked out enough to see any noticeable differences.

Anyway that was my week. I’m going to get back to enjoying my snow day. Until next week…



2 thoughts on “My {Filofax} Week 12

  1. Trina says:

    Hi, I’m new to your blog. I like the whole weekly sharing of Filofax. I love to see how others plan their days/weeks. Are those weekly pages personal size? I have them in my A5 that I use for academics/professional stuff. But I’ve been contemplating getting them for my personal size, my concern is that the space may be too small to write everything on. Oh and its a good thing you didn’t have to drive and battle traffic all the way to campus. We don’t get much snow(Texas), but when we do we know the city is going to shut down,lol

  2. Andrea says:

    Welcome, and thanks for reading. The “My Week” link up that Angela from Paper Lovestory put together is fantastic. At first I liked just seeing what went on in other planners, but now it’s actually helping to keep me accountable too. I am using a personal size. The A5 was too much to carry around even though the space was great. The week per page plus notes is definitely small. It doesn’t help that they put all the languages in there too, but I use my daily pages for the bulk of what goes on. As for the snow, thankfully I don’t ever have much traffic to deal with. I live 4 miles from my campus, and the only highway time is spent on a highway that I can drive from one end to the other in under 10 minutes so it’s not much of a highway. I did the whole commute thing with traffic for about 3 months and gave up.

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