Something happened this evening that is going to change my life. Are you ready? Brace yourselves. You may want to sit down.
Take a deep breath.
My husband made a confession to me this evening. I was very afraid. I thought his confession was going to have the capacity to turn my life upside down. It did . . . but in a good way!
After being a Filofax Virgin for all his 40 years, he has decided he WANTS TO GET A FILOFAX!!! Oh my goodness, the excitement was way too much for me. I immediately became a Filofax saleswoman, showing him all his options - size, style, colour, closure, different diaries, miscellaneous inserts - he was blown away by my excitement. Pandora's box had been opened, and nothing he could do would get it to close again!!!
His Filofax will be for work only apparently. I organise absolutely everything to do with home/family and our social lives. He just sits back and enjoys the ride and I don't mind this at all. No doubt he'll bob the odd family commitment down in his Filofax once he gets going but initially, it will be for, and stay at, work. He is a Software Development Team Leader so he has various commitments in terms of his job - meetings, one-to-ones, holiday/sickness absence, project leadership and actual software development to name but a few. He has decided that he wants a black A5 with a DPP diary layout, but he wants the day to be split into two columns - the first one for tasks to do and the second one for tasks done, as well as how long it took him to do them (in respect of project budgets etc). I swiftly directed him to Philofaxy's free diary insert page as well as Ray's My Life All In One Place free diary insert page. His eyes nearly popped out of his head at the thought of all that geeky tinkering with source codes and other such nonsense (he's a software developer don't forget). Anyway, he's taken some ideas and decided he's going to write his own program and inserts from scratch. What fun! But not yet, he says. Too busy. KILLJOY!!!
Anyway, I suggested it would be a good idea for him to have two 'today markers' - one for a WPP for his appointments and one for his DPP. I also suggested that he could use a year planner for logging things such as sickness absence and holidays within his team. He liked both these ideas!
So, in terms of confessions, as he had shared his with me I though it would only be fair to share mine with him. So I told him about my blog! He was astounded. I showed him my site and posts and told him all about Philofaxy and that I felt so at home being surrounded by other people who were just as crackers as I was about stationery and Filofaxes. He even read some of my posts . . . and seemed very impressed! He did look rather stunned when I told him that I'd been blogging since early March and he had no idea.
So that's it - he knows I'm blogging, so I'd better be careful what I say now!!! JUST KIDDING DARLING! MWAH!
Do any of you have any tips on how he could use his new work Filofax to maximum effect??? Please feel free to share and I'll pass them on!
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