Happy Wednesday, friends!
It’s another edition of LET’S LOOK!
If you don’t know what this is, once a month, Erika and I do a little link up where we “look” at different aspects of our lives (and then if you blog, you share and link up too!). We have been doing this little linky party for years now, and it’s always one of my favorite posts each month because most of the topics are YOUR suggestions!
So far in 2023, here’s what we’ve “looked at”…
And today, we’re LOOKING AT OUR WORST HABITS.
Whose dumb idea was this post?! Ha!
Okay, I’m not going to take this too seriously instead, I’m going to sit here for five minutes and just type as many as I can that easily come to mind with the understanding that I’m a hot mess and have too many bad habits to count.
In no particular order:
#1: I laugh when things are uncomfortable/awkward. The first time I really remember doing this was my senior year in high school when one person announced in front of the class to another person that her boyfriend had been in town that weekend (he was supposed to have been off at Texas Tech) and you could tell the girl didn’t know he had snuck into town. I laughed out loud. Did I think it was funny? No. Was it my gut reaction to the extreme tension in my class? Yes. Did she shoot me a dirty look? Of course. Andrew is always annoyed with me when I do this, but I legit cannot help it. If things get awkward and uncomfortable, I’m probably going to involuntarily laugh.
#2: I’m bad at returning your call (unless you’re a client). I am pretty good at returning text messages, but if you call me, I am not great at returning your call (my parents get on to me all the time for this…I mean, I’m almost 42, but they still scold me 😉 ). I like to always clear notifications, so I’ll swipe off that your call was missed (I don’t want to look at that pesky red 1 on my phone) and then forget to call you back.
#3: I like to pick at things. My nails, my skin, your skin…I’ll pick at anything and everyone. I don’t like hangnails, crooked fingernails, heaven forbid a blemish…I’ll pick. If you need a splinter removed, please call me. I’ll get it out.
#4: On the weekend, I hit snooze on purpose. I would never hit snooze on a weekday morning, but I’ll intentionally set my alarm for earlier than it needs to be set on a weekend just to hit snooze. Why do I do that? This makes no sense to me as I type this, but I do it every time. If I really need to get up on a Sunday morning at 5:30, I’ll set my alarm for 5:00 just to snooze two or three times. Why? I don’t know.
#5: I like to sleep with two pillows. I started sleeping with my head on two pillows like 30 years ago which has turned into a terrible habit because I now have to sleep with my head on two pillows but…now that I’m old, my body doesn’t love this, and I get tendonitis in my wrists sometimes from having my arms bent too much under my head (and two pillows). That is legit not a joke. I’ve been to a hand doctor. Twice. With my head elevated that much, my wrists go at a weird angle from having two pillows underneath my head and thus, tendonitis. I could just sleep on one pillow but instead, when it hurts really bad, I sleep with not one but two wrist braces so that I can’t bend my wrists while I’m sleeping. Again, as I type this, I realize I sound insane, but it is what it is.
#6: I’m probably not going to answer the front door. Yeah, you wouldn’t believe how many times Andrew has come home from work and said “Were you not here when UPS came by for that signature for that package” and I’m like “Um, yes, I was here, but I mean, who really wants to answer the front door?”. I mean, for real, 99% of the time, I don’t need to get up and walk to the door because it’s just a courtesy ring saying a package has been left on my porch…but it really does mess things up that other 1% of the time when it’s actually someone who needs to speak with me. For someone as active as me, why does walking to the front door just seem like too much work?
#7: I eat nuts or chips while making dinner. It’s like my own personal little appetizer while I brown and sauté. I’ll drink a La Croix and a handful of nuts or chips while I make dinner…but basically, I’m probably eating my dinner portion of calories right then and there before I even have my meal.
#8: I reschedule my dentist appointments. I love my dentist! He’s amazing! I just don’t love sitting there for an hour getting my teeth cleaned. It’s just so BORING. I just don’t love it, so every six months when it’s time to go back, I typically post-pone my appointment. Instead of going twice a year, I probably go once every 10 months for no other reason other than I just get bored at my teeth cleaning.
Okay, my five minutes is up, so I’m stopping now.
Believe me when I say, this is just the very beginning of my bad habits.
You guys, TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!
Just like every year, I’m taking the day off to savor and soak up the morning and after school time and then to treat myself to some quiet this afternoon (after a full summer of kids).
I will be back tomorrow though.
If you also blogged Let’s Look, make sure you link up below.
AND PLEASE SHARE YOUR WORST HABITS BELOW TOO!!!! I would love, love, love to know I’m not the only one 🙂 .
Have a wonderful Wednesday! xx