I recently talked about sharing what’s in the notes app on my phone, and some of you had no idea you could take notes on your phone or that there was even an app to do so in the first place.
This surprised me because I am always late to the game when it comes to apps or technology.
Let me have this moment.
So this is your notes app on an iPhone:
I began using the app on a car ride when Ella was little and I happened to be in the backseat with her to keep her busy, I opened the notes and started writing little love notes to her, and then hand her my phone and she would write them back to me and so on.
After that, I began using the notes app for things like grocery lists, things to do while on vacation, or blog post ideas.
Currently I have over 25 different notes on my notes app, and it was while adding yet another note one day in February at coffee with a friend that I said how it might make a fun blog post; what notes are on your phone.
Notes in my phone right now
Walking trails– we are working on a cool quarantine-survival project.
Walking stats – I never said I was interesting.
Words we need to use again– so far I only have scram and yikes.
Ella’s 100 Things I love list– I made one a few years ago and thought it would make a cool writing project for her.
Ella’s passwords– because we never remember them.
Makers– my friend Kristen and I were at a cool coffee house in February when we came up with some ideas about a sitcom that WE would love to see. That was the same day that I came up with the notes on your phone post. Wow, I was productive in February. Good times.
Favorites tabs computer– when I spilled coffee on my laptop back in March, I wrote down all of the “Favorites” tabs on my laptop in case it died and I needed to remember what was on there. I never said I was interesting.
The first thing that comes to mind when I hear THIS song– it’s a running idea for a blog post. To be transparent, there isn’t one song in this note yet.
John Hughes tour stops– I mentioned this last month. Hopefully it will happen next summer, fingers crossed.
Restaurants I want to try– I get inspiration from different websites, social media, and tv shows of area restaurants that I want to try. It was born of the idea that whenever I am pressed to choose a restaurant, I can never think of any. So now I have plenty in my notes section.
50th birthday party ideas– Sigh. I mentioned this in my 50th birthday post if you are new here.
What to buy at Trader Joes– I keep this in my list in case I am ever at one (which is kind of rare). You can read about it here.
Weight Watchers fast food options and points– I don’t use this as much as I used to because of the quarantine but if you are out and are getting fast food and need to know points, this is a great place to put them in one place. I never said I was interesting.
Anna’s favorite snacks and foods (care package)– when Anna went to college for the first time in 2018, I asked her to tell me all of her favorite things she might like to receive when sending care packages.
Things to do in the Chicago area- I created this list last summer when we were looking for outside of the box ideas. It’s just fun to have a list of quirky things to do with the kids (or just Mike and me) on a random summer or winter day.
Old Christmas lists from the girls– the older they get, the harder it is to delete these old lists. It’s so fun to see what they asked for when they were younger. Fun fact- you can see your old Amazon orders all the way back to the beginning. That is also a fun way to see what your now-20 year old wanted when she was 5. SOB.
My library password– I NEVER SAID I WAS INTERESTING.
Band names– I wrote about this recently.
Three good things– last year, I was struggling with winter and needed reminders that good stuff was happening.
Do you use the notes app? If so, what are some of your notes?