Last night I did something I wait all year to do.  A simple activity that always fills me with a sense of joy, and it only happens once a year.

I bought my new Filofax planner inserts!  Tada!

Hey, wait, stop laughing.  It’s not funny.  I love my planner!

Like anyone, I have my fair share of personality quirks, and one of my favorite Kimisms is that I have an unwavering belief in the power of a fresh start.  Not only that, I believe we can have as many fresh starts as we want…all we have to do is want.

Nothing is more symbolic of that to me than my calendar.  I have a calendar in my bedroom, which is basically just a reminder not to forget the important things.  I have a calendar in my home office/fitness room that I track my fitness goals on, and my most beloved of all: I have a Filofax that I carry with me everywhere.

This little leather badboy has been with me since what feels like the beginning of time.  I have actual love for it.  Okay, so I form emotional attachments to inanimate objects, thereisnothigwrongwiththat. I don’t know how I would get through the day without it.  My whole life is in it, and yet come the end of the year I can’t wait to get rid of those marked up pages and fill it with the sheer hope that comes in those clean blank ones.

Every refill is the opportunity to do things better.  I have big plans for 2011, and yet I have no plans for 2011.  That’s the beauty of it.  There’s so much to plan!

I was so excited to get my hands on all the new inserts, that as soon as I left the stationary store I went to Starbucks for a cup of tea for the sole purpose of having a place to sit and arrange my planner!

Now you know:  I’m a dork.


Egg sandwich: The ultimate comfort food
egg, lite cheddar, vegan sausage, roll


My office doesn’t have a holiday party, but some of the directors pulled together and bought the department lunch today.  It was very nice.

Salad with ranch dressing



After a pretty nutrient free day I figured I needed to veg up for dinner

Plus, I’m a little obsessed with roasted chick peas

Roasted veggies and chickpeas over brown rice (and a little hot sauce for good measure)