a nice old-fashioned planner. My husband has painstakingly showed me how all of my planning can really be done on a computer: there are programs, and automated reminders, and online planners. But somehow none of that is nearly as satisfying (or, in my case, effective) as an old fashioned pen to paper.
The past few weeks have been busy ones with a transition from one job to another-- this one part birth instructor, part business manager. I have had to up the ante as far as organization is concerned, and there is nothing quite like opening up a planner and having all of my daily tasks and appointments neatly written out. And doesn't it just make you feel accomplished to look back and realize you actually did take care of a few lasting things?