Thinking Out Loud – I Keep Forgetting




The other night my son and I went to the movies to see the hockey documentary, Red Army.

Red Army

I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed it and I also can’t begin to tell you how many times throughout the movie I reached for my phone to text/email/speak to that person I no longer speak to because every scene sparked something for me to tell him.

My brain just kept forgetting that we are operating under the notion of he never existed but that’s just easier said than done!

After going through a divorce which is something you can’t move on from as if the person just didn’t exist (especially when you have a child together, HELLO), I like to think that anyone you weren’t married to (or don’t have a child with) is that much easier to forget as if they were never in your life but that is all nicer in theory than application.

I am rambling about this to you today not just because it’s Thinking Out Loud Thursday but because I am pretty sure that even if you don’t like hockey (which I don’t understand but okay) you have had these moments too where you see something, hear something, breathe something or do something and you reach to tell a certain someone but then realize you no longer speak to that certain someone because that certain someone is now just someone who you used to know.

Yeah, like the song….Now you’re just somebody that I used to know…


It would have been nice the other day if one of the many Poland Spring bottles in my car actually contained water.

poland spring bottles

I try to remember to bring water with me every day (especially on long run days because gosh I am thirsty in the hours after long runs) but my brain just keeps forgetting the fresh bottle at home.

I make a really good attempt at preparing the water bottle to leave the house with me but what usually happens is that I leave it sitting by the front door instead.

I sometimes hope for a splash of water left at the bottom of one of those bottles in the car but no such luck lately and really, I need to remember to remove those empty bottles not just because I want to recycle them for the sake of humanity or for my five cents but because they roll around and really annoy me while I drive.

Do you use the coconut oil cooking spray from Trader Joe’s and if so, does your bottle get all clogged up every single time?

coconut oil cooking spray

It never fails that my bottle clogs and I can’t spray at all without taking the little yellow nozzle thing off and do you see the mess all over the top of the bottle? Total disaster this spray, total disaster.

I have been meaning to talk about this with you for too long now because it frustrates me beyond yet I always forget to mention it.

But if it frustrates me so much, why is it that I forget to tell you about it?

Isn’t it funny how that happens, you think something is such a big deal and then it slips your mind completely…

Like the shower. I never want to get out of a hot shower on a cold morning. Making that transition between shutting the water and getting in a towel while shivering is not fun and makes me crazy just thinking about it.

I stand there under the running water, contemplating the right moment to shut if off, knowing there isn’t a right moment and I am going to have to just do it and deal until I get comfortable again.

But then I am out of the shower and immediately focused on something else entirely (like what to wear, that’s a whole other chapter in my insanity).

And then there’s getting out of bed in the morning. Sure, I am a morning person but even morning people don’t want to get up all of the time.

Sometimes I tell myself that if I am still tired after the morning routine (breakfast, blog, Pure Barre, get my son ready for school, run, shower, eat) then I can just work from my bed for the day.

But it never happens. Once I am up, I AM UP, forgetting I was ever tired.

Speaking of bed, do you ever wake up in the middle of the night or in the morning thinking that you are in the bed from your childhood? Or the bed from college or in your bedroom in the house you used to live in?

Isn’t that so weird? Sometimes I wake up expecting the bathroom to be on the other side of the room or to roll into the wall as I used to when I was a kid and then sometimes, I just look around and say, wait, where the heck am I?

If I am lucky, these crazy thoughts wake me up just in time for breakfast.


I really love my first meal of the day. And I really love that you listen to me ramble — you guys are the best!

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  1. says

    The last time the texting sort of thing happened to me was many many years ago but I do remember that and know what you mean! I actually go to text my kids while they’re at school and then remember they don’t have phones. I think we just want to tell people things NOW when we think of them.

    I have all sorts of things rolling around in my car, I don’t even know what half of them are since the back of the minivan is like a black hole.
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    • says

      Totally agree about the NOW. I try to remind my son and myself as well that not everything needs an instant response nor do we need to talk to someone the instant will feel the need. It can wait.

  2. says

    I have never tried the TJs coconut oil spray but I have a misto for olive oil that ALWAYS gives me problems. We had one for a year or so and it basically stopped spraying anything smoothly (like instead it would be thick squirts that didnt spread out at all) so we got a new one this year and the same thing already started happening. I have actually been meaning to mention it on my blog because I feel like someone has to be able to relate or know the answer to this!
    I used to have a million empty water bottles in the back of my car. I have gotten much better about it. Now I try not to keep any garbage in there because I don’t like to clean it out. I also use reusable water bottles all the time now, so that helps:)
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    • says

      My dad read your comment (lol) and said he has the same problem as you do with that misto bottle. He thought maybe running it under hot water would help (and he told me to do the same thing with my coconut spray bottle).

  3. says

    It’s funny that you mentioned waking up and not knowing where you are — that’s actually exactly what happened to me this morning. I blame being on vacation and being a little sleep deprived after not sleeping well last night. And my car is ridiculously clean. I’m actually a little bit OCD about it, so I don’t have much laying around in there…
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  4. says

    I’m in such a strange phase of my life right now that not only do I have empty water bottles rolling around in the van from me and all the teenagers but there are empty baby bottles rolling around back there too. Which reminds me, I should probably get those out before they start to smell. Sigh….
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    • says

      Ugh, I remember when my son would throw his sippy cups and I would forget about them! And the mess of cheerios, thankfully we are a lot neater now if I would just remove the bottles that suddenly piled up.

  5. says

    That coconut oil spray looks amazing. We have no Trader Joe’s here though. Bummer. I wake up sometimes not knowing what day it is. Not so much where I am, although that happens when I travel. lol
    Luckily we just took all the recycling to the recycling place, so I am bottle free right now! YAY!
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  6. says

    I have the same issue with my shower! Luckily, now my towel rack is at the back of my shower so I don’t have to step outside of the warmness before I’m wrapped up in a warm towel! I used to have a dryer bside my bathroom, so I would put my towel in the dryer while I was showering and it was amazing!

    I don’t have that same experience with sleeping, but for some reason I wake up all the time in the middle of the night and think it’s the morning. Yesterday I woke up at 1:50 and thought it was the morning, so I went to my fiance and asked if he wanted me to make him breakfast. Thank goodness he said no! It is a great feeling when I find out I have a few more hours of sleep left though 🙂
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  7. says

    Ahhh…my car is the bottomless pit of empty bottles. I LIVE in my car so there is a constant supply of empty water bottles and empty protein ice bottles at all times. What’s worse, I have a convertible, so when it is nice, sometimes I can’t even put the top down for fear I will accidentally litter…so I have to remind myself to empty it out often! I keep a case of water in my trunk…never an excuse not to drink! 😉
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  8. says

    Trader Joes has not had the jars of coconut oil for so long! It is quite annoying. I have never bought the spray oil, but I don’t think I want to anymore if they are all defective.
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  9. says

    I TOTALLY get what you mean about the shower issue! About never wanting to get out? I do the same thing every morning–I stand there after getting all washed up and get a little stressed out about stepping into the open air. I wish I could press a fast forward button through that moment…

  10. says

    Oooohhhh the coconut spray bottle!!!!!! YESSSSS!!!!! AHHHHHHH!! It drives me up a wall! I have to keep paper in my purse, and anytime I think of something I wanna share on my blog, I HAVE to write it down. I do this when running too. I mean, not with paper/pen, but with the notepad app on my phone! LOL I’m forever whipping it out and typing while I run. Although by the time I go to blog, I can’t read what I wrote because I usually can’t see my screen very well between the glare and sunlight, so it’s a mess. haha
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    • says

      I guess coconut oil isn’t really meant to be sprayed since it gets all clogged compared to other oils…I also jot things down while I am running, typing away on my phone and when I read it later on, the spelling is so bad I don’t understand it lol.

  11. says

    I am a morning person, and I love a good extra few snoozes in a.m. I also can’t get enough of the shower in the winter. I never want to get out and face the cold air. It’s so nice and warm in the shower, like a safe little bubble.