There are people in the world who have it all together. You can recognize them by their matching socks, manicured nails, and groomed hair. I am not one of these people. I am more a person of the let the loose ends drag variety. I have lots of loose ends. If you are wondering which type person you are, see if you identify with any of my quirks.
PURSES: I’ve had a variety of purses over the years. I’ve tried tiny purses in the hope that I’d be forced to be organized by having only the essential in my purse. But who is to say that a box of crayons and a photo of my daughter at Halloween aren’t important? Small purses usually end up bulging, the zippers break from the strain. I’ve tried huge purses figuring I’d be one of those classy people who have Bandaids and pens just when someone needs them. When someone asks for something from my purse it’s really more of a treasure hunt. I’m more likely to find a spare part to my computer than my driver’s license. I’ve lost several debit cards, replaced them, and then found them in the bottom of my purse.
MAKEUP: I do in fact own makeup. I just don’t bother most of the time. When I do the full thing that most women do every day, people notice, I think they are in shock. I haven’t quite got the wear the makeup all day and come home with no smudges thing down. Mascara is likely to be found off my eyelashes.
CAR: I really like my car. Very fun, zippy, nice heated seats. It also has leftover french fries smashed in the carpet and typically four different coffee (decaf only) cups. Its fun to try to figure out where to put your newest drink. I try to drink every drop of my coffee so next time I can put the mug on the floor without having coffee join the french fries.
MAILBOX: I frequently forget to check the mail. My husband is in charge of all the cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning, laundry and the majority of the child care. You’d think I could successfully handle my one job and check the mail every day. I think its good for the mailman. He has a fun game every day wondering where to put excess mail. Its like Tetris. This was less of a problem at the old house where we had a full size mail box. Now, we are in one of those tiny neighborhood boxes.
SOCKS: Did I mention I really like socks. I like striped socks and long socks and short socks. I like good technical socks for running. I like fuzzy socks for Saturdays. When Bobbi came to do a photo shoot for the blog, I figured we should show off some socks. She failed to mention I had a hole. I naturally didn’t notice. Sigh.
To be really honest, I don’t completely understand the have it all together crowd. I wonder if they are hiding something like holes in their socks. Probably not.
So who are you?