Long time readers know that I am mildly ADD and that I get through a large part of my day by developing habitual routines such as the stuff I need to do to get ready for work in the morning. When these routines are working well it can be easy to forget that I am ADD until there’s a change that breaks the routine.
On Tuesday we had our first day of 80+ degree temps here in Michigan and so I decided it was finally time to get rid of the mop of hair I’d managed to grow over the winter. We buzzed it down as far as you can get it with the electric shears, but I didn’t bother taking a razor to it. This was the change that broke my routine this morning. When I’m in the shower I’m practically running on autopilot and so I grabbed the bottle of shampoo just like I’ve done every morning since I started working at Meijers and plopped a dab of shampoo right in the middle of my near-bald head.
Then I thought to myself, “Oh yeah, I shaved my head Tuesday. Duh.”
So my head is especially clean today as it’s been unnecessarily shampooed. My mother won’t be happy to hear I’ve buzzed my head again, she prefers me with hair, but I’ll be much more comfortable working outside as the weather continues to warm up.