In April, I wrote a blog post about random things I had written in the notes section of my phone since I was getting older and didn’t want to forget them. I said I would make this a series because was so much more on the list.
After a heavy couple of weeks, I feel the need for a lighter blog post. Without further ado, here are ten more things I want to remember and hope you will as well.
1- I can’t touch my belly button, and even thinking about it makes me feel like I’m going to pass out or throw up. The last time I touched my belly button area was in 2008, when I was pregnant with Ella, because there was no “belly button.” I can’t imagine how much fuzz is in there now and it’s none of my business.
2- I would love it if Apple Music could explain to me what the songwriter meant for the song to convey. Yes, I am familiar with the concepts of “artistic integrity” and so forth. But when you’re going through something and you’re looking for a song that fits, it’s nice to find one that does.
3- Make a note in your phone of the coffee or tea beverages that your loved ones enjoy the most. This way, if you are planning to stop by their home, you will know just which beverage to pick up for them as a fun little treat on the way there.
4- In The Bangles’ song “Manic Monday,” she says, “Come on, honey, let’s go make some noise.” I always thought it meant to go out and party and have fun. I was 52 years old when I learned that it meant “go have sex.”
5- The newest books in large print are always on the shelf at the library. They are also lot easier to read if you have ADHD.
6- Speaking of books, one of my toxic habits is to add new books I want to read to the top of my TBR list rather than the bottom, pushing prior entries even further down.
7- Another of my toxic habits is is that after ten minutes of telling someone in my house that I need some space, I start to miss them. So then I ask if they want to talk. 10 minutes after asking for some space. (I respect boundaries, I swear)
8- When someone uses loose in place of lose, an angel loses his wings. Or a second grade teacher somewhere loses her shit. Same difference.
9- Trader Joe’s Unexpected Cheddar is superior to the most expensive cheeses. Get some now. It costs just $3.99.
10- Does anyone remember the cartoon Ziggy?