Hit or Miss Thoughts…Yes or No?

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As I sit here on a Sunday morning, not feeling good, drinking coffee and watching football previews, as usual random things are going through my mind. I am wondering how many others think the same way I do…

Do you ever lather, rinse, repeat? I don’t know if I have ever really done that. Unless my hair had some odd substance that for some reason wouldn’t come out, I guess I have always figured one washing was enough.

Do you check expiration dates on everything? From what I’ve heard, most people only check expiration dates on soon-to-expire perishables. Not me. I check everything. That could possibly come from the fact that I shop from time to time in discount stores that offer amazing deals on items with a close expiration date. I have looked at dates on all products – shampoo, cat food, canned goods. To me, it is comforting to know that I have a box of pasta that will still be good in June of 2020. Not that pasta ever lasts long here.

Have you ever done a patch test with home hair coloring? I have never done this. I am somewhat confused by this anyway – directions on the boxes say to make up the solution, and test a part of your hair or whatever – then in other sections of the directions, it says to use the product as soon as it is mixed up. The patch test advises waiting twenty four hours – I don’t get their timing. I have always abandoned this suggestion, and nothing bad has ever come to me.

Have you ever put generic brands inside a name-brand container so your guests wouldn’t “judge” you? I personally have never done this, to my knowledge. If it happened here, it was for convenience rather than for deception. One thing I have done is pour “dollar store” laundry detergent into a name-brand bottle. The only reason for this was that the dollar store bottle never pours right for me. And that name-brand bottle was purchased cheap, on sale or with a coupon.

I like looking nice, and I like certain styles. I would never pay crazy high prices just to get a designer label. Since I was a young girl, I have always been more about quantity. I would rather have several of an item I like (for example shoes and purses) rather than one premier one. That being said, I have carried my knock-off purses to events where I thought having a better “brand” with me would look good and might matter more. Anyone who knows me will know that seeing me with a supposed Coach purse will mean that, shhhh…this is a knock off. I have acquired a few of those through thrifting that a knowing friend suspects are real. Now if they are, I could maybe sell them and make a profit. But as I also know that if these are real – I should keep them, because there is no way I would ever pay the designer price.

I have put effort into thinking of ways to present a gift – to make it seem better, more larger than life. I agree that it is the thought that counts, but I also believe that how you present something just adds to the gift giving.

So, I am wondering…what other things like this have you all done?

Published by lifeissmashingalways

55 year old divorced Mom with three great sons, and FIVE great cats... LISA is my name. Life Is Smashing Always comes from the letters in my name...

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