Saturday, September 11, 2010

Daydreaming in bed...

I'm not sure what I'm dealing with. It started out feeling like allergies, and now my lungs hurt and my whole body hurts if I sneeze or cough. So... I've been in bed reading. I checked out this awesome book! Looks kind of crazy, but it's inspiring. 

One of my favorite things about Indiana Jones, was his father's journal. Leather bound and full of adventure. Well this book teaches you how to make your own.
Of course you'll need a journal. I have a journal (with handmade paper) I got when I went to the movies with Leelee and Kevin and then we went to Barnes and Nobles afterward. I've been saving this particular journal because it's so precious, I don't want to start it and give up. I have so many diaries and journals that are half full. Why do I do that? Anyway... I digress. You need to have a journaling kit with a few necessities and you need to carry your journal with you at all times. If you do those two things, you'll be right on your way to filling up your journal. The book also suggested keeping a baggy in with your kit so you can pick up "fodder" along the way. You know... ticket stubs, receipts, articles out of magazines, photo copies, photos, feathers, flowers, you name it! If it goes with your day, stick it in your journal. This book teaches techniques and gives great brainstorming ideas. I'm totally excited about doing this. My main thing is I hate my drawing. Zee can see anything and draw it. But I want my journal to have art in it. So I'm going to get passed my personal hatred and have something my kids might be interested in when they are older.


  1. Sounds like a great book. I might like to journal, but I have never journaled in my life. I guess my blog is my journal. I have medicine for the nebulizer if you need some.

  2. I love to journal - I think our blogs are like journals. While I was pregnant with John I keep a journal just for him and of course...I have journal for this baby. In John's journal I put pictures, and words to my "John" songs in there. I also saved several pages for people to sign when they came to visit him for the first time. I love it! It...along with anything Leelee has made me is in the fire proof safe.
    Several years ago I bought a travel journal that I keep in my luggage. I keep ticket stubs, newspaper clippings, and all sorts of stuff in it. Any overnight trip I journal about it....even to Lubbock!! I figure one day Randy and I may be old and I can vision us sitting in our rockers with me reading to Randy my blog & our travel journal. I also keep a prayer journal which I love. It is always awesome to see what G-d has done and the prayers that were answered or realizing why a prayer wasn't answered!! Start journaling in it sister! You never know you might find one better after that one is full!