Only the best intentions
There are many things that when I start them, I have the best intentions. But somewhere along the way…
Loading the silverware-holder in the dishwasher:
- Supposedly it’s better if you load them so that the they’re upright, less of an issue of nesting, where a spoon lies in a spoon and then doesn’t get fully cleaned.
- And it makes sense to put all the knives together, spoons together, you get the picture.
- I begin doing both things but quickly spiral downward, crazily and lazily mixing forks and knives, some up, some down.
Buying a non-single-serving-size package of sweets, knowing that today is the day I discover will-power:
- Whole box of powdered-donuts gone in a night.
Reading a book:
- I feel guilty and stupid and that I’m wasting brain-cells when I’m not reading a book.
- I’ll start one and make sure to leave it next conveniently to the bed.
- The current book, Good Without God, has been there, with my bookmark about a quarter through, for six months.
Shopping at Target:
- I need sponges, toilet paper, and toothpaste.
- I leave with sponges, toilet paper, toothpaste, conditioner, a cardigan, a purse, earrings, mixing bowls, and a diet Dr. Pepper.
- This is obviously a problem for other people as well – there’s a Facebook group with more than 100,000 members I went to Target to buy shampoo and spent $150.
Shopping at Trader Joe’s:
- See Target above, and swap “sponges, toilet paper, and toothpaste” for “rice pudding, chicken mango sausage, and greek yogurt.”
There are many more, but I sat down to start editing a video project and used this blog post to put off the syncing, blading, and sequencing. So in an effort to finish what I started, I’ll stop here.