It's been a long time since I have done this! Here are....
1. Those eyeliner pencil sharpeners. Wait, maybe it's the eyeliner pencil itself... not sure. Well, it's when I sharpen those dang pencils and the wood doesn't shave evenly, so there is a really sharp wooden point sticking out (yet camouflaged by the dark center stuff), and then I stab my delicate upper eyelid with this really sharp point and get really annoyed so I try again with the sharpener and then it just keeps shaving down my eyeliner pencil until half of it's gone, grrrrrr!! And, the wooden point is still there.
What a beautiful opportunity to practice patience and detachment from material things. It is also a time to evaluate my own vanity, reminding myself that true beauty comes from the inside (where there are also no wrinkles, which is nice).
2. Folding fitted sheets. Actually, I don't think "fold" can be the right word. What does one do to fitted sheets? "Contain"? "Flip and squish"? "Bend and tuck"? Or (as I was known to do in college), "twirl around and around until it's in a big long roll"? Can anyone explain? Does anyone know the secret? Did I miss the memo???
This is a wonderful time to remember how blessed I am even to have sheets, much less fitted sheets, much less fitted sheets that are washed and ready to be put away because I have even more sheets. May I never take that for granted.
3. We have a cat who pees on things. Things like carpets (which we got rid of and replaced with new flooring for a pretty penny), bedding (he has a particular animus toward my younger daughter), towels left on the floor (I told them to hang up their towels), and the occasional basket of laundry (ewwwww!). If you know anything about cat pee, you know it is one of the more vile fluids on earth.
I actually haven't figured out how to "grab the grace" in this particular situation. Jenny?