Yesterday I wanted to do a page about more everyday stuff and so I looked at my daily routine and three things stuck out: that I still follow the inalienable three Smith family rules, even when my parents aren't here. These three rules are really attributable to my Dad, but we all pretty much followed them.
1). Always have a banana for breakfast because bananas are good for you and will give you energy. The consequence of this rule is that I still always have a banana for breakfast and I am conscious of feelings of guilt if I don't. Strange, but true!
2). Always turn the lights off when you leave a room. Dad used to say it was because we couldn't afford all that extra electricity. But it makes me annoying to live with as I turn lights off whenever there isn't anyone present. Several times my housemates have returned late finding the house in total darkness, swearing they'd left a light on when they went out. I am not being helpful. (This will solve itself when I get my own flat next week!)
3). Always be 20 minutes early for everything. Anything less than 15 minutes is rude. Half an hour is better. Just in case. I am now paranoid about lateness and I hate it in other people too. Actually, the late rule is one I can really get on board with. I despise lateness!
So, these three little things explain quite a lot of things about my day!
P.S. The busy really starts now: Have a school event tomorrow night which means I will be at school until v. late so probably no page. Then next week I need to move house and pack and unpack and so many other things that it scares me a little bit. Yeouch.
P.P.S. On the plus side, it will be a long day for all staff tomorrow so I'm now going to make triple chocolate chip cookies to cheer everyone up once we hit 9:00pm. Works for me!