Saturday Random: a bit of gratitude, planner woes and cat pics

Starting today’s Saturday random with a little gratitude. This morning Dylan was sitting next to me in bed, much as we do most mornings, only no schoolwork for him as he gets the weekends off. It was just me and him. I was on my phone and he was playing with a couple of LEGO cars he’d created. He turned to me and said, “I like it when it’s just the two of us in the mornings, and the cats.” I hugged him right there and then.

Mind you, this is the same kid who woke me up at the ungodly (to me) hour of 6:45 a.m.. I’ve been so tired, I actually had to take a short nap before I started writing this post.


Some planner woes. After a week of using the Passion Planner to track my time, I’ve come to the conclusion it won’t work for me. The reason? The planner charts the day from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. As you’ve probably guessed by now, my typical day is more like 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

So now I’m on the hunt for a planner that will accommodate my typical day. I suspect now I probably won’t find it in a ready-made product (with all the stuff I read online about productivity and your morning routine, I think a 6:00 a.m. start is not only more common, but also seen as more productive). I’m hoping there’s some freelance creative person out there who’s made a really awesome planner printable to help her account for her day, a day that looks more like mine than the typical planner does.


The requisite cat photos. Mainly because I still haven’t gotten around to designing a Saturday Random graphic yet, and the way the blog works, I need to have a graphic in each post or there will be a yucky big blank square beside the post title in my “latest posts” list on the sidebar.

Creeper says “hi”.

 Creeper says hi, sort of

And so does Hobbes

Hobbes says hi

How is your Saturday shaping up? 

6 thoughts on “Saturday Random: a bit of gratitude, planner woes and cat pics

    1. Belle Wong Post author

      I’ve never been a morning person, but I find as I get older the idea of getting up earlier looks more and more enticing. Not that I could ever get myself to wake up that early, of course! But I dream about it – for some reason, I keep feeling I would be so much more productive if I woke up earlier. Which probably isn’t true at all!

  1. Heidenkind

    Oh my god, *my* day usually runs 9:30-2am. Night owl twinsies! I can’t believe the planner’s not more flexible than that. Burn it with fire. :p

    1. Belle Wong Post author

      Yay to being night owl twinsies! And no, I couldn’t find anything out there that didn’t have an early start and end times. The latest I could find was midnight. I mean, that’s normally when I get my second wind, and then I’m good for another two hours. I ended up making my own planner page. It’s been working so far!


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