|See that squinty eye? Bunny's not amused with my constant picture taking.|
Friday I also went on an impromptu outing with K to a couple of nearby military installations to look for some rugs and baby gates she's been needing. Much to our disappointment, these items weren't where they were supposed to be. I did, however, pick up a Pathfinders tabletop gaming set for Michael. He was super excited about it, so I suppose that makes the trip worth it. :)
Yesterday the wonderful weather continued and Michael and I enjoyed free reign throughout the pleasantly cool house. I spent some time on the computer working out some kinks with Windows 10 and put together the graphics image for the September Band of Bloggers. Besides that, it was Michael's birthday! He turned 23. We didn't do anything special besides take a quick trip to the commissary for groceries and play video games. It was a relaxed day, which is exactly what he needed. We even watched Idiocracy for some laughs.
I've been going back and forth on something. I've been making a planner out of graph paper and washi tape for several weeks now. It's fun, and I spent quite a bit of free time watching YouTube videos and reading blog posts about people's planner spreads. I've even joined all of the Facebook groups! As a result I very much desire an Erin Condren Life Planner. I looked into the ECLP in April of last year and decided against buying it... when there was a sale that made it $20 shipped. Now I would have to shell out $60+ and I just can't see myself doing that. On top of that, the Facebook groups are full of sales left and right on planner stickers, and they're just so cute.
The logical part of me says that I don't need any of this. If anything, I should just buy my own sticker paper, design my own stickers, print it out, and cut and use it myself. No problem, right? I can easily convince myself that this is the better option.
Not buying a planner, however? I'm having troubles with that. I've been scouring the internet for recommendations, sales, DIY planners, but I keep going back to ECLP. I hate that, as it means I've fallen into the very successful marketing trap Erin Condren has created around her planners. X, Y, and Z YouTuber/Blogger uses it, why shouldn't I? All of these sticker shops size their stickers to fit these planners, why should I buy anything else? I've never been one to cave to peer pressure, nor am I one to indulge 'silly' whims like this, so why is this so hard?
I think I've come to the conclusion that I'll just buy sticker paper and create stickers for my own planner setup I've got going on. If I still desire more than that, I may buy a planner down the line. Until then I need to stop looking at sticker shops and anything planner related.
Anyway, moving on from my silly ramblings. Today I've not been very productive. Instead of cleaning like I told myself I would do, I've been playing video games in the office. It felt so nice sitting down and not sweating in here that before I knew it all thoughts of cleaning slipped my mind. It's only 12:30, so I have plenty of time left in the day. Whether I'll actually get to cleaning remains to be seen. All I know is I'm enjoying this weather and hope it marks the end of summer here in Korea.
Has it cooled down in your corner of the world?