I feel like Iâ€™m always writing lists. Like this morning, for example, I was writing in my journal, just jotting down my plans for the day, when I started thinking about things that I find myself doing all the time — ya know, stuff that happens over and over again. In my case, itâ€™s opening cans of gravy, trying to find my iPhone (if I had a nickel for every time I asked El Hub to â€œcall my phone for meâ€¦â€), wanting another pair of shoes that I probably wouldnâ€™t be able to walk in, and, of course, writing lists like these.
We probably all have things like that, right? — things we feel like we do over and over again. Well, here are nine of mine. Iâ€™d also love to read some of yours.
“I feel like I’m alwaysâ€¦”
1. Buying Giant Pet Hair Rollers (thatâ€™s actually what theyâ€™re called) from Target
CRAZY CAT LADY MOMENT: Sometimes I like to think that Tabs inherited his thick, dark hair from his mother (aka me)â€¦ LOL! I know, I know.
When we first started â€œworkingâ€ together, Iâ€™d originally thought Tabsâ€™ short fur wouldnâ€™t be a problem, but homeboy sheds like a mofo!
I stash lint rollers throughout the house, but they only help so much; his fur still gets everywhere — on my jeans, my shirts, and even my face.
Once, I actually used a lint roller on my face…
Whatever, it worked.
2. Recharging camera batteries
You may not know this about me, but I take a lot of pictures (kidding). Thereâ€™s always at least one outlet around me recharging batteries for a camera or other electronic device.
3. Washing the blender
I’ve been on a smoothie kick since early spring, so my blenderâ€™s been getting a lot of use. Sure, Iâ€™ve saved the money I would have spent on Jamba Juice, but my fruit bill has gone through the roof!
Smoothies are just so…irresistible. Theyâ€™re easy to make and pack plenty of fiber and protein (I like to add plain, non-fat yogurt). I think they’re especially great after a run.
4. Spraying MAC Turquatic on my wrists
Back in late spring when it was raining every day and folks were wondering, â€œwhereâ€™s summer?â€ â€“ I finally figured out the answer to that. MAC had it, and they put it in every bottle of Turquatic.
I got an extra bottle earlier this year when it looked like the scent was being discontinued. Thankfully, itâ€™s staging a comeback next month.
5. Starting from scratch
Wish I could say I was one of those kick-@ss robot people who never got tired and always knew exactly what they were doing, but alas, Iâ€™m not.
I feel like I’m constantly having to re-learn things I could have sworn I already knew, and making many of the same mistakes over and over again.
Itâ€™s downright exhausting, to tell you the truth, so I just try to take things one day at a time.
No, not in the after hours, VIP lounge, bling-bling kinda way. Iâ€™m referring to flossing my teeth, LOL! Morning and night, and also after big meals. If I miss a night, I swear my teeth feel furry.
7. Listening to songs on repeat
I know it annoys people (and cats) around me, so I try to only do it when Iâ€™m alone. The other day, it was Britney’s Trouble, which I listened to no fewer than 47 times. In a row.
8. Calling Tabs some redonkulous nicknameâ€¦
Because he has so many! Iâ€™m currently alternating between “Precious Baby Cat” and “Edward Scissorpaws.”
RANDOM FUN FACT: Tabsâ€™ middle name is El Debarge.
9. Hoping for the best
The world can be a scary and sometimes very cruel place, and thereâ€™s really no changing that. What we can do is hope that things get better or hope that they get worse.
Between those two, I like the first choice better.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. What are some things that you feel like you’re always doing? You don’t have to list nine things; it just happens to be my lucky number.