Just once I would like to get into my car to go someplace without having to go back inside the house to get something I forgot.
Just once I would like to have a good hair day when I am actually planning to go out of the house and see people.
Just once I would like my strand of used dental floss to drop obediently into the bathroom trash can instead of landing on the floor, in the toilet, or in that dark, obscure space behind the toilet.
Just once I would like to reject a pair of jeans at Kohl’s because they are too big.
Just once I would like to try a new recipe without having to go to the store to get some ingredient I thought I had on hand but didn’t.
Just once I would like to open my mailbox and find no junk mail
Just once I would like to hear my dentist say, “Your teeth look great! See you back in eight years.”
Just once I would like to find an even number of socks in my dryer.
Just once I would like to remember where I laid my phone without having to ask my husband to call me.
Just once I would like to go to the store for a gallon of milk and come out with only a gallon of milk.
Just once I would like to cook a pot of pinto beans without having to clean my entire stove top afterwards.
Just once I would like to open the blinds in my living room without immediately closing them because of all the dust the sunlight reveals.
Just once I would like to have both an apple and a brownie in my house and choose to eat the apple.
Just once I would like to call my grandchild by the right name without saying all my other grandchildren’s names first.
Just once I would like to touch a light switch without getting shocked.
Just once I would like to reach into my purse and pull out a pen without first pulling out my wallet, my Kleenex packet, my calendar, my photo of the grandkids, my hand sanitizer, my eyeglass cleaner and three Life Savers.
Just once I would like my eyebrows to grow into attractive, even arches above my eyes instead of growing together above my nose and out to my ears on both sides.
Just once I would like to get into bed without having to get back up because I forgot to take my medicine, plug in my phone, set my alarm clock, or lock the doors.
Just once I would like to ask my family members where or what they would like to eat without hearing a chorus of, “I don’t care.”
Just once I would like to find my missing glove the first place I look for it instead of the thirteenth place.
Just once I wish I would remember there is no soap in the shower before I step in.
Just once this week I wish I had sat down at my computer and composed a worthwhile article instead of having to resort to making a dumb list.
Debbie Scales February 7, 2016 532 Words