For those of you who were on pins and needles:
My new baby. Err, notebook.
Saturday I ran down to my local dealer (of stationary and fine pens) in search of the answer to my training records problem. I am not a digital person when it comes to things that need to be jotted down. I don’t like being tethered to my laptop, because I tend to get sucked down the internet vortex.
I wanted paper good enough that I could use with a fountain pen. I was really just after one of the French grid-style notebooks (Rhodia and Clairefontaine are the best notebooks I’ve found for fountain pen users, and I like their grid rule for anything that might resemble a list.)
Then the heavens opened up and shone down on this Rhodia Meeting Book.
Room at the top for dates and goals. A larger left hand column for reporting what happened. A smaller right hand column for “Action items,” where I can extract what needs to be worked on in our next session. Paper nice enough that I can use both sides of the page, even with my wider nibbed fountain pen.
Yeah, I love fancy office supplies, and I have prissy handwriting. Also, if your eyes are good enough to read that example page, I am making excruciatingly slow progress training Silas to sit to the side instead of out front.