I discussed this in one of my first posts, yes? I'm a horrendously irregular blogger. There are days when the effort of typing up and adding pictures to a blog post is just too much. I know that sounds pitiful, but it's true. Then, there are times when I jones for blogging...
Maybe I should change my blog name to "Random Rori"?
Any hoo, onto today's post!
For my birthday, I ordered myself a new Filofax (after MUCH cussing and discussing with the Enabler Club about different options). It is a light blue Topaz, which is an older design much like Amazona, only with lizard print leather (cowhide). The insides are the same as the Amazona, though.
Vera Bradley pleated tote in Hope Garden) my kids got me for Mother's Day perfectly:
I did move right back into the Cuban after I first got the Topaz and moved into it, but then I decided that if I paid for it, I needed to be using it. So I moved out of the Cuban again, and into the Topaz and made myself start using it. It did correct the problems I had with the Cuban, which were 1. It didn't lie flat (the Topaz did right away) 2. The rings were SO huge they were hard to write over (the Topaz has standard size FF personal size rings, 23mm I think)
Here are some pictures of the comparison between the Topaz and the Cuban. As you can see, the Cuban Zip (also personal size) is WAY bigger.
Here's some more random pictures including a "What's In My Bag" photo:
I carry from left to right:
*a pen case full of Le Pens and some random gel pens
*a Vera Bradley cosmetic bag with band aids, sanitizer gel, those tooth pick thingies with dental floss on one end, Advil, my inhaler, a reusable bag, a sewing kit, eye drops, and a small penknife in it
*another reusable bag
*Vera Bradley (no, I don't have a VB problem, why?) eyeglass holder
*Vera Bradley wallet (my kids got this for me for my birthday this year)
And in the inside zipper pocket of the bag I carry various lip glosses, lipsticks, maybe a pen or two for easy access, and sometimes my Canon A2000IS point & shoot camera
I absolutely ADORE the bag, by the way, as I do all of my VB bags.
Here's a picture of the Topaz in one of the two outside pockets of my new bag, I can't believe how much smaller this is than the Cuban Zip. (Although I should have realized, because it is the same size as my Domino, duh!)
However, I am having MAJOR issues with Filofax right now, and it's trying my patience. While that's certainly not difficult as I am not a particularly patient person by nature, I just don't have the tolerance for things that don't work well, and am ready to chuck the whole damned thing out the window. (But this is an issue for another post. I promise it won't be so long between posts!)
Also, I fell for a Baroque on eBay, and I'm using that as something else, but that's a whole 'nother story (that I haven't taken pictures for) so I guess that's toodles for now y'all!
"To Be Continued..."
P.S. I got the Topaz at Pens and Leather, and their service was outstanding. I can totally recommend them as a source for Filofax in the US. Their prices are great to boot!