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Patterns are hard to change!

by Michael Ketterhagen

While preparing our breakfast this morning, I was putting the dishes away and found myself wondering where the vegetable strainer would go after it was washed. Mary had recently moved it from its longstanding place. So, I was washing the strainer and dried it and began to replace the strainer in its old home. I remembered that it was no longer its home, but I didn’t remember the new home.

I immediately noticed that my mind started to talk to itself, saying things like, “Why did she have to change the location of the strainer? It was so convenient before.”