I love office supplies. Is that weird? There's something that makes it all feel like a fresh start is so possible, like the potential of a new season or a new undertaking is within reach, even just at your fingertips. It's one of the things that I like about Back To School Season... even more so than New Year's Eve or my birthday, I feel like a whole world of possibilities and accomplishments are within reach. All I need is the exact right calendar. Or the exact right notebook. Or the exact right desk organizer. Yeah, the reality is that it usually ends up as unnecessary. The exact right calendar has turned out to be my phone (lovin' my Palm Centro for that one).
And desk organizers don't work for the Urbans. Piles of My Stuff and His Stuff work better. Don't touch the pile that isn't yours, and domestic peace will reign.
But I did like shopping for notebooks and such that I need for Urban Kid 1's school stuff for the year. And I used to like that during school for myself. Elementary school, junior high, high school, college, back-to-college, teaching..... loved shopping for school supplies.
And tonight, I learned that the good people at Mead have re-launched this.
What is it about this that glosses over so many memories? The fact that I could control so little, but dammit, I could control this much? I could control the outcome of one freakin' thing?
But still.... Maybe I need to stop into a Staples or Office Depot just to ... y'know ... look at it. No harm in just looking at it, right?
(Y'suppose I need to get out more?)