But then an Instagram friend shared a new Canadian Etsy store with me - SHPPlanners. Oh my gosh. They make coil bound planners that are very similar to the two I have been drooling over...but for MUCH cheaper and with $6 shipping (to me anyway - I'm in Alberta, they are in Vancouver...it might be more expensive to ship further east). All of my reservations melted away and the order was placed in seconds!
It shipped the day after I ordered it, which amazed me! I expect that may slow down a bit as they get busier - they are a fairly new Etsy seller. And then it got here in about a week. I loved that I could specify the start month. But what I really loved was having the opportunity to support a small Canadian seller. THAT is super important in this age of online shopping.
So - I'm pretty happy with it...and I'm not sure when I became this person...but I did my first video review...I may do more going forward if this is well received....so here goes.