Before Miguel wakes up every morning, I always make it a point to sit down and face my my laptop and do what I am supposed to do such as checking email, surfing, blogging, play games, etc. And while I do all those stuff, I fix myself a steaming cup of coffee.
This morning, I am having those 3-in-1 coffee mixes instead of the black coffee I used to have. For a change. :) Also, my taste buds are squealing with gusto over Goldilocks' mocha marble slice.
Another thing, I am using this nice notebook I have owned for more than eight (8) years. Actually, I don't own it in a way that I bought it. It was given to me as a goodbye present from work by a former colleague. It wasn't a farewell gift for me because I was the one leaving the company but it was the other way around. As her successor, the work entailed jotting down notes and monitoring projects so I wouldn't forget things that needed to be done, meetings requiring your attendance and dates essential for tracking project development. It was her going-away gift for me.
Anyway, I never used it for so many years. I had a lot of choices back then: notebooks provided by the office, note pads that I purchased from the bookstores simply because I loved having them for myself, and the recycled paper-turned-bound-notebooks (I recycled scratch papers because I realized the tons and reams of papers that went to waste each day in the office) I made.
Fast forwarding today, just short of less than two (2) years to a decade, I am now beginning to utilize this notebook. Last night, I held it like I would hold a very nice gift that I found to my liking.
You would ask that after all these years if the pages had turned old, yellowed, foxed? The answer is no. It is still white and crisp.
I have already written a few pages in it. They're mostly my jumbled thoughts about the things I see, read, hear, smell and taste, lists, ideas and dates. Instead of the post-it notes and receipts and the tiny notebook I used to scribble on, I think this fancy notebook will be my all-time companion for now. Of course, I will still be using my PDA but re-introducing myself to the old style surely seem to be more homey for me at the moment.
So, what are you having/did have this morning and do you have something that dates back years ago? :)