This week’s list is from Terri Sonoda, and she asks us to make a list of 10 things/people/services that make our lives easier.
Well, as Stasha says, “make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!”
1. Online Library Services – I can go online the day my books are due and renew them all again. This not only saves me from having to make myself look presentable to the outside world, but it helps me not get fined any late fees either!
2. Digital Speedometers – (I’m sure there’s a more correct name for that, but you know what I’m talking about.) I don’t have to do Math (as in counting by 5s and Addition) to read the dial and it’s puny backlit numbers!
3. Touch Lamps – I don’t have to contort my wrist just to find and reach the twisty button thing to turn on the light. One touch and voila! Light!
4. School Janitors – When I was a teacher, I was so very thankful for the one janitor we had at school. He was the best at vacuuming up glitter on my carpeted classroom floor. He hated it, but he was the best at it.
5. Amazon Prime Membership – No, they are not paying me to say that. I just really love it because I always get my orders within 2 days. Might not be a good thing though because it feeds into my impatient tendencies. Seriously? Sometimes two days is even too long. I want my stuff now! (Pretty please?)
6. Back Up Camera – I’ve always had this fear of squishing a little kid, animal, or anything alive whenever I am backing up my car. Now that I can see behind me? I’m okay now.
7. Antibacterial Wipes – Are all moms out there nodding their heads about this one?! Right? I think it’s one of the best man made inventions of all time. Call me paranoid, but I always have a pack of these in my purse. Don’t you?
8. Hand Sanitizing Gel – Ok. I’m really not OCD or anything. I just like to take precautions to keep myself and my family from getting sick. I have a bottle in practically every bag. When I was sick, I used it so much that I was afraid I’d permanently smell like it. Well, nobody else in the house got sick and I don’t smell like it anymore.
9. Strollers – I don’t know how my mom (or anyone else in the third world) went around all over the place while lugging two or more kids. At. All. Times. I just can’t imagine life without a stroller. How in the world do you carry the baby and the groceries without losing your other child? And what about your purse? And your Light Grande Caramel Frappuchino? How can you “tweet” when your hand’s full??!!
10. The Weather Forecast and/or Meteorologists – Okay. Are you laughing yet? Because I totally was joking on that one. I can’t remember the last time there’s been an accurate forecast that helped me decide what to wear out the door. Do you?