Sunday, November 11, 2007

Six Things

A while ago Emily tagged me for a meme, requesting I list six habits. Oddly enough, I have been mulling this over in my mind and I can only come up with bad ones, or perhaps some that are neutral. I failed to think of a single habit that would have anyone impressed with my character.

Here are some of the first that came to mind:

1. I leave lights on. I don't mean to, but I tend to move from room to room in the house, and I want my way to be lit, especially in winter. I am trying to do better in this arena -- it drives Matt crazy.

2. I buy birthday cards ahead of time and then mail them late nine times out of ten. Better late than never, right?

3. I am not a morning person and rarely get up without hitting snooze at least once (Matt's laughing now because he's sure I meant to write once every ten minutes for an hour.); I think this comes from not having to be anywhere in the morning 90% of the time. I will do better tomorrow when I have to go sub again.

4. When I start reading a book it generally takes me an excruciatingly long time to get past the first 50-100 pages. After that I'm usually obsessed and will read it even when I should be doing other things.

5. I never remember to water the plants until they are flopping over the side of the pots, inches from death. I'm so relieved when they perk back up.

6. I have a hard time seeing laundry through from beginning to end. I put a load in the washer, get it in the dryer if I'm lucky, and remember it's down there two days later when I have a dryer full of cool wrinkled clothes. Then they sit upstairs in the basket for another day. By the time the clothes are put away, it's time to do laundry again. No wonder it seems like a never-ending process. Someday we will move into a house with a first-floor laundry, or we will remodel this house to have one. You can start sending me lottery tickets now.

Gee, after all that, aren't you glad you don't live with me????


Emily said...

My snooze button is Katy talking through the monitor. Poor baby...I usually leave her in there for a good 15 minutes before I drag my butt out of bed.

And Brian and I agree with you, our next house WILL have first floor laundry - it's a requirement.

Anonymous said...

#6 apparently is a family trait - sorry Shannon - so true - an our laundry is only a few feat from any room in the house!!! I love you McCourts!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have news for you...your snooze button thing has nothing to do with not working for a while. You had that trick down cold when we were in high school! Some habits never die i guess. You can tell Matt, I know what he's going through. But, it's making me smile now so thanks for the warm, fuzzy memory of sleeping on your floor for a couple weeks during pre-season volleyball and tryouts! :) I love you!


Mommy Daisy said...

1. Me too! I could have written it just like that...even with the "it drives Matt crazy" part. HA HA!

4. Me too. If a book doesn't click by the 25-50 page range, I stop reading and never pick it back up. But if I love it, I can't put it down.

5. Me too!

6. I don't mind laundry, and I'm very glad we have it on the main floor (only one floor here anyway). As much as I sometimes hate not having a "real" laundry room, it's easy having my laundry closet right in the kitchen.