Notes to Self #14

 Notes to Self:

1. It's not a big deal that you put the sock labeled "L" on your right foot, and the sock labeled "R" on your left, it just may be a good idea to stay mindful of your attention to detail.

2. While showering with Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile soap is like a lively ride on a stick of Wrigley's, it may not be optimal for certain areas of the body. Careful.

3. Keep up your fight to rid the world of leaf blowers even if it means awkward conversations with neighbors, random strangers, and surly chaps who sputter "I work for the city, lady.  Call THEM." 

p.s. Call them. 

Love, Me


Notes to Self #13

 Notes to Self:

1. So what?  Your Dentist told you he wouldn't work on your mouth until you sought counseling for your dentist-office-anxiety. I'm sure this happens to 7% - I mean - 47%-  of all patients?  Maybe the hypnotherapist he recommended could be a good thing.  They might also help you like zucchini and reduce the need for your nightguard.

2. The next time you decide to purchase a powdered mushroom beverage, be sure to consume within the year so you aren't faced with sipping a mug of hot water with large turd-like pebbles floating in it. 

3. Jury duty might be interesting. No matter that your "excuse" for getting out of jury duty was rejected by a clearly very uncompassionate Seattle Judge. $15/day is still $15! 

Love, Me


Notes to Self #12

Notes to Self:

1. It's not too late to get back to your goal of learning Spanish, even if your original enthusiastic proclamation lasted only one day. (Ok, two days, but the second day was mostly spent memorizing words for the vegetables you were hoping to buy at the Farmer's Market from Cabrera Farms)

2. Using that massage machine you bought in 1999 at a street fair may not have been the optimal way of addressing the wad of seized muscles around your upper spine.

3. How many staplers does one actually need? Right now you have five, and while, yes, they ARE all a little different, adhering pieces of paper to one another is not a regular necessity in your life. Should it becomes one, A stapler is likely to suffice.

Love, Me


Notes to Self #11

 Notes to Self:

1.  Grey hair is cool. Grey hair is distinguishing; Grey hair indicates wisdom and lived experience. Those do all sound great, but it's also ok if you are just not that delighted with watching your head turn a different color.

2. Sometimes a little moping is ok, especially when it means that a lot of laundry winds up getting done.

3. There's a good chance you may have more lip balm than you actually need.  Just something to think about the next time you are in the checkout aisle.

Love, Me


NoTES to Self #10

 Notes to Self:

1. Be sure to check the labels of the fashionably patterned and vibrantly colored shirts you pick up at Goodwill for something that says "maternity" before bringing them home unless you want to look like a human kangaroo.

2. Certain plants need to be watered every few days.

3. Turns out, when you write more than ONE note, you need to title these entries "NoteS to Self". Details, but important to grammarians.

Love, Me


Note to Self #9

 Note to self:

1. Having an intellectual crush on Adam Schiff is perfectly normal.

2. With all the women you know named KERstin, CRIstin, KristEN, KIRsten, KRIstin, Kristine and Christine, it's ok that you sometimes misplace the "e" or the "r" or "c". You are still a good person.

3. Face it. You just don't find potatoes that interesting.

Love, Me


Note to Self #8

 Note to self:

1. It's safe to say that your male orthopedic surgeon isn't going to offer a lot of integrative therapy advice for your knee, nor do is it a good idea to ask him "Where are all the WOMEN orthopedic surgeons at?"

2. Crying because of misguided decisions by senators is totally justified. Be sure you have tissues in your car when you listen to NPR.

3. Cloth napkins don't need to be ironed, despite the teachings from your parents.

Love, Me