The weather is slowly becoming chilly. The leaves will be changing soon. I cannot wait. The only problem I really have with things getting colder is that, eventually, there will be snow. We’ll have to turn on the heat.
Speaking of heat, we did not have any, nor any hot water, for about three days. It’s just been fixed this morning.
I’ve started new medication recently. I’m not sure if I like it. It makes me rather dizzy. There’s also the issue of it making me hungry only five minutes after eating. I hate it. So next time I go to the doctor, I might ask to be taken off of it. I just don’t like how it makes me feel.
Tomorrow, I am going to be continuing the creation of my second hand-made, home-made bullet journal. The first one I made last year is quickly filling up. Within a few weeks, it will be completely filled, so it’s time for a new one. I have already started to make the new one by printing out fifty pages of dot-grid paper. Front and back, that’s one hundred pages, then split in half (by folding each paper), two hundred pages in total. I might take out ten pages though so that I can make equal signatures of four pieces of paper. Or I might just do five-piece signatures, though the paper is rather thick, so I’m not entirely certain.
As for the cover, I have no idea! I have so many pretty pieces of paper that I can use–card-stock, scrap-booking paper, etc. My pages are going to be pastels, so I thought about doing something equally pastel in nature. Or perhaps something dark for contrast. Only time will tell!
Another thing I’ll have to figure out is what color the thread holding everything together will be. I originally was going to bind the journal differently than I normally do. I have always done a Coptic Stitch to bind my books, but I was considering doing a more traditional binding so that it would look like and function like a store-bought journal. Since I couldn’t find the proper materials to do that this time, I will bind it with a Coptic Stitch, as per usual. So I will need to figure out what color the binding thread should be. My last journal had a sort of rainbow thread holding it together. This time, I might do just straight black, or white, or another color. I just need to see what looks good.
It has been a while since I last bound a book. I might be a little rusty, but I will just have to suck it up and rewatch a few videos on how to do it. Sealemon from YouTube is the best I have found for teaching that sort of thing. I’m pretty sure I posted about this before, probably last year when I created my last journal. I’ll post them again, though!
And then there are a few by other people that help, too!
The pictures above are some old images of my first bullet journal from last year. As mentioned above, it’s almost filled up. Once it’s done, I will put it away somewhere. I plan to keep all of my old journals so I can look back at them. This makes me happy sometimes, just so I can see what I had done in the past.