I had this idea last night but as some of you know other things came up and I didn't blog. The Hubs wasn't feeling great (chest pains), almost went to the ER but didn't. I talked to his doc today and she wants to see if the new med kicks in first before we take the next step--angioplasty. This of course raised another issue we hadn't thought of. What the hell would we do if I needed to rush him to the ER at 1 a.m.? My thought was wake the kids, get in the car and go. He doesn't want to do that, doesn't want to upset the kids. Also doesn't want me to call 911 because the ambulance would freak the kids out. Of course I could call my Bro or Mom and they'd come but that could potentially take too long. Donut offered to come and that could be an option--but I really want someone closer. I need a game plan. Anyway, not the topic I was going to cover in this post.
Things I wasn't taught
This thought came to me at first when I was in the shower shaving my legs. I was never taught this skill. I snuck and did it when I was in 4th or 5th grade I think, at my Maw-Maw's house. I've never known--where do you stop? Are you supposed to shave above the knee? (I'm not talking naughty bits area, that's a personal preference) but thighs. Are you supposed to shave your thighs? Let me know.
Bedding--what's the acceptable norm for how often you change your sheets? What about reusing towels? I'm not talking for weeks at a time--but my kids use a towel (barely) once and then it goes in the dirty clothes. Is it really that bad to hang it up and use it again the next day?
How often are you supposed to wash the windows on your house? I wash my kitchen window and we clean the front and back door windows periodically, but I've never, ever washed any other windows in any house I've lived in. Dear God, am I channeling my parents?
I also was never taught to send thank you cards or to RSVP to things. Do you send thank you notes to people who are present when you open the present? Seems like a waste to me.
I've also just realized that my genetics are creeping in in another way. I forget what news/stories/etc. I've told who, which is further frustrated because of the blog. I write a lot of stuff in here and then have a conversation about it or parts of it. So, if we're every talking or emailing and I repeat myself, please tell me : )