A dad’s life is a hectic life, with things becoming even more interesting during the Holiday Season. Add a few end-of-the-year extras to your plate, like wading through hordes of frantic shoppers, wrestling strings of Christmas lights, or the cantankerous furnace that needs fixing (again), and it’s a sure bet those random scraps of paper or the back of the latest now-where-did-I-put-that? receipt you’ve been using to keep track of things will have you dropping the ball in no time.
Fear not, there is a solution: The FIELD NOTES 56-Week Planner. Yup, that’s right, 56 straight weeks of nothing but pure, sanity-saving organization sandwiched between two rugged, 60-point chipboard covers, all held together by Double-O wire binding (so the notebook always lays flat). The pages are printed—with your entire week visible at a glance—on durable Finch 70# paper that, as it turns out, is definitely snow proof and (mostly) coffee proof.
While the FIELD NOTES crew designed the planner to be a bit larger than their usual offerings, at 4 3/4″ x 7 1/2″ it’s still small enough to fit into a jacket pocket or backpack, allowing you to keep your hands free for the loads of gifts you’ll be schlepping around. And if you find yourself caught standing in line at the cash register with plenty of time on your hands (and you know you will), not only can you review the next stop or appointment in your day, but you can also kill that time by reading a few choice bits of trivia printed on the inside of the back cover.
Why do they make a 56-Week planner when there are only 52 weeks in a year? Who knows. But they’re giving us extra time, we should probably take it.
If you’re looking for something that’ll help streamline your life and, by extension, keep you off somebody’s Naughty List, the $13.95 price is well worth it. Check it out at: http://fieldnotesbrand.com.