on becoming my mother:
- re-using ziplock baggies
- keeping the crumbly parts of cereal and toting it around in my bag for two days. just so i could pour it on my yogurt.
- saving envelopes for their return address labels and then gluing them (yes, with a gluestick) into my daily planner’s address book section. in alphabetical order.
- keeping a calendar (or several of them) with notations ranging from the sentimental to mundane.
- taking the mini toiletries home from hotels and stashing them in my drug cabinet. hey, now! don’t pretend you haven’t stayed at the palace flophouse and grill and not been handsomely rewarded with your own set of towels, mini shampoo and soap. if i really like you? a shower cap.
- organizing my bookshelf by color
- re-organizing bookshelf by alphabetical order
- changing said bookshelf back. the same day.
- insisting that you take a granola bar for the road. or a banana. no seriously! i insist. take the granola bar!
- repeating i love you and goodbye at the end of a telephone conversation for about 5 minutes until the conversation finally ends.
- firmly believing in the importance of handwritten notes. on scraps. on a paper towel. whatever. then stashing it inside your packed lunch or book.
- rambling voicemails