Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Old Me

Ari and I went to visit my college roommate, Staci, on Long Island the other day. I hadn't seen her in a while, so I was excited to hang out. I told her I would be getting to her place at around 10am. Due to traffic, I made it around 10:30am. Okay, I admit I was a half an hour late.

She opened the door and the first thing she said was:
"Wow! I wasn't expecting you till noon!" At first I was offended. Noon? Who did she think I was arriving two hours late? What a rude thing to do! Then I realized that she remembered me to be a late person. Since having Ari, I have become much more punctual. I am no loner absurdly late for things.

We were hanging out with Staci and a friend of hers that I didn't know. Staci was telling her friend how I used to do laundry in college.

"When I saw Sarah do laundry," she said with a smirk "I realized that you don't have to separate colors and whites!"

Essentially, 19 year old me would literally throw all my clothes into the washer, put some detergent in and press the start button. Forget washing instructions, fabric standards, I had no time for such things. Sadly, I can't say that has changed. I'm still really lazy when I do laundry. I don't separate anything out and I wash it all in warm water.

We also reminisced about how I used to sit on the floor of our dorm room and eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without a plate. Today I use plates.

Despite the fact that I have evolved to using utensils and plates, I still don't know how to clean my house. I am entirely overwhelmed by the prospect of it.

To sum it up, I've made a chart.

Now it's your turn! How have you changed?

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  1. I know I am your mother, but I can be objective too. I know you have changed in many, many positive ways. I also know that you can do anything you set your mind to doing -- even making your home look beautiful - - when you really want to do it. (But I don't think it is helpful
    hashing over negative histories when one is working hard to make things better.)

  2. Yeah, I guess. I just get so overwhelmed by cleaning. Everyone keeps telling me to do one small thing at a time, a room a day. But it's hard! Especially with a two year old!

  3. I'm sure there are a few things about 19 year old Staci that we can nitpick here.

  4. I do laundry the same way for the most part. I try to separate out whites but it doesn't always With the new baby I will probably do their wash seperate for a little bit.

    I say I am different in a lot of ways than when I was 19 but in other ways I am the same.

    I am a lot more outgoing these days. My views on some things have also changed. I had lunch with a college friend last month and she brought up how I was always reading a certain type of book but today I would not be interested in it at all. Funny how life works :)

  5. I have never separated whites because I have so little of them. I do a "lights" and "darks" load. Also, since T came, I am ALWAYS late. I used to be punctual.

  6. I will always be overwhelmed by cleaning! Sadly I still haven't managed to grasp being on time either.


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