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When life is funny and things get worse, keep a notebook in your purse.
I just made that up, Dear Reader. Aren’t I clever?
Today, I’m writing for my Dear Readers who are also bloggers. It could still apply if you write in a journal or record your thoughts in scrapbook pages or the baby book.
Have you ever been out in public (say, just for an example, you were at the local Chinese buffet restaurant) when the idea for a great post struck you? What did you do? How many times have you thought, “Oh, I’ll remember.” but then when you sat down to write, you’d forgotten?
Moms and Dads are forgetful. I think it’s because we have too much going on, but that could be me just making excuses.
Anyway, I would hate to have forgotten something wonderful, like the time Grace ate banana pizza or the day she learned how to communicate her food preferences. It would be a travesty to misplace those memories.
So, here’s my trick for remembering: I keep a small notebook in my purse, and when something strikes me, I stop and write it down. I got a cute little notebook on clearance at CVS for thirteen cents, and it has served me well.
If I see something that will make a funny story, I write it down. If I hear a good joke, I write it down. When inspiration strikes for a cooking/dieting/crafty article? You guessed it; I write it down.
There is so much inspiration out there in the world, and my little notebook allows me to bring it to you, Dear Reader.
Aren’t you lucky?
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