Sometimes: I set my alarm clock 20 minutes early with the good intention of showering, getting dressed, painting my face and packing my bag so far in advance that I have time to enjoy a relaxed cup of tea and piece of toast while watching the morning news before catching my train.
Always: I hit the snooze button even more than ever and end up running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I never get the tea and I never get the piece of toast. Worst part: my paranoia and hatred of being late means that I get to the station 20 minutes before my train arrives anyway, and end up standing on the platform stewing about how I could have had that tea and toast after all.
Sometimes: I feel inspired to try out new perfumes.
Always: Almost instantaneously I revert back to my 4 favorites: Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel, Heavenly by Victoria's Secret, Egyptian Goddess by Auric Blends and Alien by Thierry Mugler. Never fails.
Sometimes: I plan to take a warm, relaxing, candle lit bubble bath upon my arrival back home after a long day.
Always: I get consumed in dinner, dishes, laundry, packing lunch and lesson planning. I haven't seen a bath since 2011. For cereal, people.
Sometimes: I fool myself into believing I've seen The Notebook enough times now that I won't cry.
Always: I sob uncontrollably, demolish an entire box of Kleenex and end up with a chick-flick-bawlathon-headache. Ever.Single.Time.
Sometimes: I give the dreaded straight up peanut butter another go.
Always: I spit it back out, gagging. It always tastes just like gooey dirt. Blugh. Every time I'm reminded of how I only do peanut butter if it's in the form of frosting, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, or my cousin Deano's fudge.
Sometimes: I think I want to dye my hair blonde.
Always: I realize how DISGUSTING I would look.
Sometimes: I wish I'd have become a wedding planner.
Always: I'm reminded of how much I love children and teaching. Every day my students inspire me and confirm that teaching is what I'm meant to do.
Sometimes: I switch the TV on and search for an entirely intellectual and thought provoking 'grown-up' news program.
Always: I'm drawn to the "Lifestyle" tab like a moth to a flame. Food Network, TLC, Home and Health, Discovery, Wedding TV...never fails. Seriously.
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