Monday, October 15, 2012

different and the same

Gotta do my Monday Listicle.  Because you know, it is Monday.  And I love lists.  And lamp.  I love lamp.  Anyway, the topic is ten ways that you are the same or different than your younger self.  So here goes...

1.  I don't waste my time on irritating people.  I just feel like life is too short to even waste minutes on people that you don't like if you don't absolutely have to.

2.  I don't hairspray the shit out of my hair.  Or get body waves for that matter.  I like easy.  Easy and low maintenance means a lot to me.  I don't have the patience to do much more than dry my hair these days.  Maybe I should do more, I don't know.

3.  I don't read "real" books nearly as much as I used to.  Kind of miss holding a book and turning actual paper pages.  This electronic age has kind of changed the amount of books on my bookshelf.  Which is kind of sad, don't you think?  

4.  I don't work.  Well, outside of being a mom.  Trust me, I know that being a mom is a ton of work, but I used to be a mom and work outside of the home and phew.  I think now that I'm old I have less energy, and juggling both of those things would be much harder.

5.  I don't really enjoy swimming.  I'll wade.  Or walk.  Or even float, but I don't love to swim anymore.  

6.  I love most veggies now.  When I was younger, I avoided veggies big time, except corn.  These days I avoid brussel sprouts.  And maybe extra soft cooked broccoli, but other than that, I'll try whatever.

7.  I'm a little more interested in politics and the issues of the times.  I think back in the day I registered Republican because it helped me get a job at the state.  I actually had no idea what the difference between Democrats and Republicans were, and honestly, I didn't really care.  Now I know, and now I care.  And now I'm registered differently.

8.  I still love music.  I can't really remember a time when music didn't matter to me.  From records, to 8 track tapes, to cassettes to Cd's to iPods... lots of change, right?  The thing that hasn't changed is the love part.

9.  I still suck at sports.  Yeah, I've never been coordinated enough to be good at anything.  I've never liked playing team sports.  I guess I felt like there was too much pressure and I was always worried that I'd look stupid or let my team down.  I'm very happy to watch, especially sports that my husband or kids are playing. I guess if forced, I'd choose individual type sports, like biking or walking or running or something along those lines.  I'm not too bad at tennis though I guess.

10. I still love being a mom and taking care of my family.  From the moment I held my first kiddo, 23ish years ago, I knew that being a mom was one of the things I would be kind of good at, one of the things that I was put here to do.  I still kind of feel that way.  I still love taking care of my family.  I kind of feel like it's my purpose. 


  1. I too read much less real books as most of the books I get to read are of the electronic source. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I'm SO with you on #2, except I don't even dry mine. I am L-A-Z-Y. At least I wash it (a few times a week). Fun list!

  3. This is fantastic. #2 reminded me that I actually used to flat iron my hair every day. Who has time for that?! Also, I'm totally envious of #4. Working full time and being a mom is TIRING.

  4. The hairspray comment made me laugh. I used to wear it too. With those wings and you could lift up a side of your hair like the doors of a Dolorean. Too funny.

  5. Awesome post, where is the rss? I cant find it!

  6. We have given up on the Kindles here. They are just used for games. We've all decided we love "real" books.


  7. Funny how little we care about what party we associate ourselves with when we are young...
    Hairspray... do they still make it anyway?