Saturday, May 28, 2011

Things I Don't Do Anymore

While I would love to try more new things, here are some old things I'm not doing any more.

  • Shave my legs. This is not because I'm some earthy kind of person, it's that they just don't have hair anymore.
  • Balance my checkbook. I was delighted to give this up a couple years ago, after I realized what a waste of time it was for me. I only write a few checks a month, so the balance on the bank website is pretty accurate.
  • Cut out Boxtops for Education. I used to be a little obsessive about saving them, thinking if I throw it away it's like I'm throwing away a dime. And who wants to throw away money? (My husband has, but that's a different story.)* But then the school did not even collect them last year. So why bother?
  • Make a grocery list. This is new! I don't have to keep a written list because my darling iPhone does it for me.

I wonder what else I could stop doing? What have you given up?

*I use the ashtray in the car to hold things...sometimes trash, sometimes spare change. Like about $2.37 in change from In'n'Out -- they were using $1 coins that day. So he literally threw away money when he cleaned out my car and, without looking, dumped the contents of the ashtray in the garbage. Yes, I discovered it and fished the coins out of the garbage can. I'm not proud. I used those dollar coins on the next trip to In'n'Out.


Jodi said...

I am with you on not balancing the checkbook. I'm so glad that I don't have to do it anymore.

I have hypothyroidism, and when my medication needs to be adjusted, the hair on my legs stops growing.

Linda Anderson said...
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Lala said...

The hair on my legs doesn't grow as quickly as it used to, but I swear the slack is taken up by the chin whiskers! So, while I spend less time shaving my legs, I do spend more time than I'd ever have imagined dethatching my chin. Yay.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I wish I could stop shaving my legs. I'm half-yeti. I have stopped trying to read the newspaper cover to cover.

Aunt Snow said...

I find the same thing with my leg hair. Is it age? Post-menopausal hormones?

The woman at my local pedicure spa complimented me on my smooth legs - I haven't shaved them in years!

Aunt Snow said...

Oh, and yeah, Lala, same here with the chin and upper lip whiskers.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I still collect boxtops--I have teacher friends to give them too. My one friend's school does a teacher contest where they can win two nights at a hotel, so I try to give them to her.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

I have learned so much from the comments! Perhaps my thyroid meds need adjusting again OR all that former leg hair is coming out on my chin. Hmmm.

I have the same list as you, legs, checkbook, and the iPhone being obvious, right . . . but also the box tops (same reason)!