Write about a lesson you've learned the hard way
Oh man, I really should have saved that thing about putting your contacts in before putting on sunscreen for this post. Because if there's one lesson I've learned the hard way over and over and over, it is that one. Also, if you've already chopped garlic before putting in your contacts, then you, my friend, are wearing your glasses for the rest of the day. Trust me.
But I guess maybe I've learned lessons that don't have to do with burning the lenses off my eyes with my own contaminated fingers. Here are a few:
Horizontal stripes may be in, but not all stripes are for everyone. Tread carefully.
No cap sleeves for broad-shouldered girls.
Pasty people should wear hats in the sun, especially when they have fine hair. Scalp sunburn is a thing.
When you're klutzy, "hike" and "look around" are mutually exclusive activities. Pick one.
Also, when chopping food, a sharper knife is safer.
When you do cut yourself while chopping, wrap a paper towel around it, apply pressure, hold the hand above your head, and (given sufficient practice with this routine) continue chopping with the other hand.
If you're absentminded, find a way to tie something you're likely to forget to something you're unlikely to forget. For instance, put anything you might need to take with you in your purse the instant you think of it. Or keep your medicine next to the coffee because you may forget a lot of things, but you do not forget to make coffee! (Though sometimes you forget that you've made coffee, which is different. Still, take the meds when making the coffee, just in case.)
Your glasses need to either be on your face or in the one specific assigned location for them. All else is madness.
Once you get into decent physical shape, make sure to keep it up. Because getting out of shape is easy and quick and then you're starting all over. Every single time.
When traveling, throw in a couple extra Ziplock bags. I've never wished I hadn't and have often been thankful I did.
You don't like Peeps very much. (This one is for me. Every few years I forget and buy some and then discover anew that I don't like them very much. Which does not stop me from finishing them. SAVE THOSE CALORIES, SELF.)
You can soothe a cough and sore throat by sipping plain water as hot as you can stand it. No, really. It helps. Everyone is going to want you to add honey and/or lemon and/or tea, but I am telling you, you don't really need them.
That's as far as my medical expertise goes. You really don't want to consult a doctor's spouse with your medical questions unless he or she is also a medical professional. The rest of us aren't much good to you. (Unless you want tips on cooking for someone with long and unpredictable hours. Then we can tell you that the crock pot is your friend.)
If your husband is bigger and stronger than you are, poking him will only end in you getting tickled. Just kidding. I never learn that one.
Got any hard-won wisdom for us, Internet?